Drills and Accessories Every Bowler Should Try

By now, league season is gearing up and you are either ahead or behind what you thought you’d average for this season. That leads to the burning question, are you practicing enough – or at all?

When you practice do you roll three games and see if your total improved or do you have a practice routine?

Every bowler goes through a time when they see improvement, and when that happens, you probably stray away from trying something new so as not to disrupt your success.

When consistency and carry become an issue, we find ourselves practicing more. But every glitch in your game has a cause and effect, and sometimes bowlers misdiagnose the cause because they think it is the reason for the effect.

Check out these videos below where our coaches will demonstrate drills every bowler should try while providing insight on accessories you may have heard about or even seen in use, but never tried.

Optimum Bowling Release Techniques

Optimum Release Techniques [Watch Video Here]

Just like when a baseball player hits the sweet spot on the bat, advanced bowlers know when the ball comes off their hand correctly.

Gold Coach and PBA Champion Mike Diaz will explain what it’s like to have the ball roll off the palm of your hand to your fingertips when achieving your optimum release.

Drills To Improve Bowling Targeting and Versatility [Watch Video Here]

This video lesson is just cool. If you have the time to pick up some PVC pipe and some chain, you can build this unique gadget to see your ball hit the spot in the front and down lane – leaving no doubt about the spot you hit.

Gold Coach and Director of Bowling at McKendree University Bryan O’Keefe will show you how hand position, ball choice and alignment on the approach will help you hit your target every time.

Adjusting Bowling Alignment for Maximum Precision [Watch Video Here]

The purpose of the game is to strike more than everyone else, right? Using simple math and the PVC/chain device, you can.

O’Keefe once again breaks ground simplifying the game as he shares his techniques with you.

Bowling coaches tool kit

Important Bowling Coaching Tools for Every Instructor’s Kit [Watch Video Here]

Think you’re prepared for your next practice session, league night or tournament? Gold Coach Hank Boomershine will show you a few tricks he uses when giving instruction and aiding the pros on tour with Storm.

Release Drills for a Better Finish Position [Watch Video Here]

In order to have a great release, you need a strong finish position. If you don’t already have a strong finish position, it’s impossible to create it at full speed.

Bryan and Shannon O’Keefe of McKendree University will show you the same drills they teach their student athletes who have won at the highest level.

Utilizing these drills and accessories will improve your game. Practice, practice and more practice. Like Alan Iverson said, “We talkin’ ‘bout practice,” because it is vital to your success and growth as a bowler.

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12 Responses to “Drills and Accessories Every Bowler Should Try”


    Watched the intro. The drill video wasn’t available. Why do this bullshit talk & tease when all you are really trying to do sell something?

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  2. David

    In the third video on Bowling Alignment for Maximum Precision is there a formula for figuring out where to stand on the approach if you walk your target line vs walking parallel to the boards? I tend to walk my target line and most of the advice in the videos seems to be based on the premise that you walk parallel to the boards to get up to the laydown point at the foul line. I only bowl in one league and carry a 203 average but I keep wondering if I need to work with a coach to learn how to walk the approach differently to take advantage of the advice on this website and get to the next level.

  3. Robert McGowan

    A coach told me one day I do not have any axis rotation? What do I need to do?
    Thx Bob

    • Customer Service

      Hi John,

      The links to the videos are under the picture. I did test them and they do seem to be working ok. If you continue to have issues with the videos, please feel free to contact our customer service team at 1-855-208-7395, and they can help troubleshoot the problem with you over the phone.


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