Lane Play, Equipment, and the Mental Game Video Download


Item: Q6C44U


If you can’t see it, how are you supposed to know what to look for? Bowling is the only sport where the playing field is invisible.

In this Gold Curated Collection, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, provides an all-encompassing package that includes lessons geared around lane play decisions, equipment choices, physical game improvements, and mental game training.

Understanding how much volume and at what distance the oil is laid down on the surface of the lane helps bowlers determine which bowling ball to use.

The correct bowling ball with speed and rotation matched up to the lane conditions you are bowling on means that you have achieved all three phases of ball motion.

These phases, in their proper locations on the lane, will result in the bowling ball going through the pocket perfectly without deflection, generally leading to a strike.

How the bowling ball feels on your hand plays into both the physical and mental aspects of bowling. A bad fit is distracting and, worse yet, can lead to developing physical game issues and injury.

Staying mentally sharp in bowling is a must because small adjustments can drastically impact how your ball rolls. Learning and developing a pre-shot and post-shot routine will help keep you aware of when and where to make decisions and adjustments that impact your game.

This Gold Curated Collection includes,

The Invisible Playing Field and How To Attack It

  • Over 25 mls
  • Under 25 mls
  • Over 40ft
  • Under 40ft
  • Rule of 31
  • Does the breakpoint move?
  • End-over-end rotation
  • Medium rotation
  • Maximum rotation
  • Speed adjustments
  • Multiple bowling balls
  • Play four zones

How to “Match Up” in Bowling

  • Release ratio (speed and rotation)
  • Oily lanes
  • Dry lanes
  • Reading the lanes front-to-back
  • Moving your feet and keeping the same target
  • Moving your feet and moving the target
  • Different ball paths
  • Different breakpoints
  • Keeping an open mind
  • Kneel down drill
  • One step drill
  • Ball start drill

Achieving a Good Fit

  • Span
  • Pitch angles
  • Layout
  • Inserts
  • Diagnosing bad fit
  • Knuckle placement
  • Finger flexibility
  • Pitch angles
  • Drop Ring Finger Fit
  • Sarge Easter
  • 1/2 Thumb fit

Get your Equipment Ready

  • Towels/shammys
  • Dull Ball cleaners
  • Shiny Ball cleaners
  • Sanding pads
  • Inserts
  • Detox machine
  • Oil extraction

One Complete Frame Inside The Mental Game

  • What is the pre-shot routine?
  • Why you should have a pre-shot routine
  • Developing your own pre-shot routine
  • Observing without judgment
  • Controlling emotions
  • Observing after the release
  • Avoiding judgment
  • What is the post-shot routine?
  • Reaction and game planning
  • Where to execute
  • Breathing
  • Visualization
  • Keeping focused
  • Determining what’s important and what isn’t
  • Writing out a plan