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Tournament Prep: Lane Play

Tournament oil patterns vary in oil distance and oil volume. Having the right ball in your hand with the ability to manipulate your release, launch angle, and ball speed will help you “match up” to what you’re up against on the lane. If you have access to the lane sheet for the condition you are…

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Tournament Prep: Physical Game

Are you physically ready for your upcoming tournament? Is it a short or long format? What’s your goal? In this article, we will help get your physical game ready for any tournament format by developing a practice plan along with a workout routine that will help build confidence needed to be successful at your next…

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Tournament Prep: Equipment

Bowling a tournament is a great way to get out of your league night comfort zone and challenge every part of your game. This article’s focus is on equipment preparation and it will help you succeed at your next competition. Fit If the bowling ball doesn’t feel right, you’re not going to be able to…

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3 Quick Tips on Bowling Ball Maintenance

Are your finger inserts worn out? How old is that piece of thumb tape in your bowling ball? Is your bowling ball not hooking like it once did? These are common issues all bowlers face. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track provides three quick tips to help get your equipment performing at its best. Replacing Finger…

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At Home Bowling Drills Without Additional Expense

Staying home and missing the lanes? Just because you can’t get to the lanes and bowl, doesn’t mean that you have to stop improving your game. In this article, we’ll review three different National Bowling Academy videos that concentrate on bettering your game from the comfort of home with items you already have laying around…

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The Up Yours Approach

National Bowling Academy recently had the opportunity to work with speaker, author, and bronze level coach Craig Hillier. We produced a number of instructional videos together titled Lessons from the Lanes for our mental game library. Hillier recently finished writing “The Up Yours Approach”, a must-read for all bowlers to help them succeed on the…

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Next Level Lane Play: Understanding Rule of 31 and Ball Motion

Beginner to intermediate bowlers struggle with understanding how to play the lanes, especially when things aren’t going well. By now you’ve found a comfortable place to play on the lanes, but when that doesn’t work it can be overwhelming, leaving you guessing what to do next? Understanding rule of 31 are principles every bowler needs to understand to make adjustments and be successful on the lanes.

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Finding Your Line

Bowling tournaments challenge every aspect of your game. They are usually played on a different lane pattern and format than your league, which tests your physical and mental game as well as your spare shooting and equipment choices.

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Practice Makes Perfect

With leagues getting into full swing, let’s take a minute to talk about practice. Practice is not another “three-game outing” to see how you size up with your established average in the league. The ability to improve is contingent on making efficient use of your time before the competition and we’re going to give you…

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