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    How To Do a Side Plank

    The plank is a great exercise for strengthening your core. But what about the muscles on the sides of the torso? Then side planks have got you covered. Step 1 Lay down on your side, bringing one forearm to the floor with your legs straight out behind you. Step 2 Lift up into position. Your…

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    Core Stretch: The Extensor Muscles

    Your core is an area of the body that when called upon is expected to perform. If the core hasn’t received a call lately, likely it is weakening and overtime it can lead to injury. Bowling requires the core to be engaged. If you are not regularly working out your core and asking it to…

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  • 1:29

    How to “Match Up” in Bowling

    Matching up is a term loosely thrown around the bowling center. Matching up requires you to have the right bowling ball in your hand with the correct coverstock surface. While traveling down lane, the bowling ball will have the proper speed and rotation for your style of bowling and the bowling ball will go through…

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  • 0:56

    How To Do a Side Plank

    The plank is a great exercise for strengthening your core. But what about the muscles on the sides of the torso? Then side planks have got you covered. Step 1 Lay down on your side, bringing one forearm to the floor with your legs straight out behind you. Step 2 Lift up into position. Your…

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  • 1:07

    Core Stretch: The Extensor Muscles

    Your core is an area of the body that when called upon is expected to perform. If the core hasn’t received a call lately, likely it is weakening and overtime it can lead to injury. Bowling requires the core to be engaged. If you are not regularly working out your core and asking it to…

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  • 1:11

    Strengthening Your Core with the Dead Bug Exercise

    This exercise may look and feel silly. Hence the name. But as far as core exercises go, the Dead Bug Exercise may be the most influential. This ab exercise is a great place to start core training for beginners and experts alike. Bowling is a dynamic motion and this exercise trains trunk stability and is…

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    Excessive Bowling Grip Pressure Warning Signs

    How do you know what the proper amount of grip pressure is, with the bowling ball in your hand, throughout a shot? As Coach Erik Vermilyea of Track explains, you need to have your grip pressure as light as possible, which means little to no squeezing. This will be different for everyone, so learn the…

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  • 2:58

    How To Find Your Positive Axis Point (PAP)

    When the bowling ball rolls down the lane it revolves around its axis. There are two points at the ends of the axis: the negative (NAP) and the positive axis point (PAP). The NAP exists but is not important to bowlers because it cannot be seen while the bowling ball is in motion. The PAP…

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  • 2:38

    How to Pick a Bowling Ball for Your Arsenal

    Looking for a new bowling ball? Are you overwhelmed with the amount of options you have? Which bowling ball is the right one for you? Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, breaks down and simplifies the process teaching you how to pick a bowling ball for your arsenal. Bowling Ball Surface The…

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  • 1:29

    How to “Match Up” in Bowling

    Matching up is a term loosely thrown around the bowling center. Matching up requires you to have the right bowling ball in your hand with the correct coverstock surface. While traveling down lane, the bowling ball will have the proper speed and rotation for your style of bowling and the bowling ball will go through…

    Watch Now >>
  • 2:58

    How To Find Your Positive Axis Point (PAP)

    When the bowling ball rolls down the lane it revolves around its axis. There are two points at the ends of the axis: the negative (NAP) and the positive axis point (PAP). The NAP exists but is not important to bowlers because it cannot be seen while the bowling ball is in motion. The PAP…

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  • 3:08

    How To Angle Your Shoulders When Throwing

    What is shoulder angle/rotation and why do you need to know how it works to be a successful bowler? Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track defines shoulder/angle rotation as simply the angle of your shoulders as you’re throwing the bowling ball down lane. Sometimes your shoulders are square to the lane and sometimes they are open…

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  • 3:48

    What Can and Cannot be Controlled in Bowling?

    Being “present” when bowling is filled with mental challenges. Training your mental game to meet these challenges is a key component for elite bowlers and those learning how to bowl better. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that the things we can and cannot control on and off the lanes affect…

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  • 7:15

    The “IZE” Have It

    How do you capitalize on how we visualize? Author, speaker and bronze level bowling coach, Craig Hillier, explains his Run, Run, Create formula and how it will help your performance in pressure situations when all eyes are on you. Run The first “Run” in Hillier’s formula to help calm nerves in pressure situations is to…

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  • 1:43

    Quick Tip: Developing a Pre Shot Routine

    A pre shot routine, simply put, is everything that happens before you are ready to take a shot. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to do this routine. However, try to keep it short enough to not take away from the pace of play. In this Quick Tip, Coach Erik…

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    Quick Tip: Axis Rotation Practice

    Axis rotation is how much side rotation your bowling ball has while rolling down the lane. In this quick tip Coach Erik Vermilyea of Track demonstrates how to achieve more and less axis rotation by practicing with a soft ball or football. Minimal axis rotation happens when the bowling ball rolls more end-over-end, closest to…

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  • 4:08

    Bowling Ball Fit Basics

    Bowling ball fit can make or break your game. Many bad habits bowlers find themselves working on can be traced back to a bad fit. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what to expect when getting fit for a ball and what it should feel like so you know that you’ve…

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  • 4:56

    Bowlers Tape 101

    Why should you use bowlers tape? Bowlers tape aides in reducing grip pressure which results in your bowling ball rolling better. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that grabbing the bowling ball leads to inconsistencies shot to shot. There are a lot of different types of tape available and this video…

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  • 4:39

    Should I Fix My Drift on the Approach?

    Bowling’s modern game requires modern thinking. Drift has a negative connotation amongst many bowlers. In this premium video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains what drift is and when it is considered a problem. Know your Normal Everyone’s body type, makeup, and how they bowl are unique unto themselves. The oil pattern you are playing…

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  • 3:08

    How To Angle Your Shoulders When Throwing

    What is shoulder angle/rotation and why do you need to know how it works to be a successful bowler? Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track defines shoulder/angle rotation as simply the angle of your shoulders as you’re throwing the bowling ball down lane. Sometimes your shoulders are square to the lane and sometimes they are open…

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  • 5:41

    Axis Rotation & Axis Tilt: Bowling Release Adjustments

    There are many adjustments that can be made in bowling when the lane conditions are transitioning like changing ball speed, altering rev rate, changing where you stand and/or where you are targeting down lane, for example. In this premium video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains the differences between axis rotation and axis tilt and…

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    Developing a Split Strategy

    Splits happen. All of the towel-throwing, ball-return-kicking and obscenities verbalized will not help you when you leave the 7-10 split, or the greek church split, as it’s also called. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske explain the importance of getting count when splits occur. Take…

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  • 4:20

    Bowling Practice with Purpose: Developing a Plan

    You play like you practice and you practice how you play. If you find yourself practicing and not seeing the results during your league night or tournament, it’s time to approach practice differently. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske give their insight on bowling practice…

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  • 1:32

    Using Plastic Bowling Balls for Spares

    Ask any competitive bowler out there what the most important ball in their bag is and you’ll hear over and over again, “my spare ball.” Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the necessity of having a plastic bowling ball for spares in your bag and how it will help you increase your…

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  • Youth Bowling Stretches to Cool Down After Lane Play
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    Youth Bowling Stretches to Cool Down After Lane Play

    Just like any other sport, bowling can take a toll on your body if you don’t prepare and care for your muscles before and after playing. Proper warmup and cooldown routines are essential for maintaining healthy muscles, and there are a number of simple bowling stretches and exercises you can do to guarantee you’re ready…

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  • Target Tape Drill for Shooting Spares
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    Target Tape Drill for Shooting Spares

    Shooting spares is a difficult but necessary component of every bowler’s game. If you can consistently convert open frames into spares, you stand to become a more confident bowler and improve your average. This skill is especially important for youth bowlers who may not yet have developed the power to strike, but it is essential…

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  • Youth One Step Bowling Drill for Added Momentum
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    Youth One Step Bowling Drill for Added Momentum

    Working with youth bowlers who are new to the sport is a matter of building from the basics. More often than not, the mentality toward bowling is that you can just step up to the lane, throw the ball and start to figure out your form with practice. But we want to reverse that logic…

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