When it comes to preparing for bowling tournaments or competitions, there is so much more to do than just practicing throwing strikes and knocking down pins. In talking with bowling coach Del Warren, the key is to make time for purposeful practice where you’re working on your physical game. At Del’s center, they use a series of drills that focus on each part of the physical game. key components of a purposeful practice include: having a goal, warm-up to a sweat, have a plan for what you’re going to work on that day, and then check with your coach and look for results. In this video, you’ll have a chance to see some of the drills that are done at the Kegel Training Center in preparing for a competition or tournament.
Pat Costello and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard present a team drill known as walk the line. This drill focuses on players watching each other and helping improve your team’s accuracy. It is important for the bowler following you to know where you finished the previous shot. This will help you and your teammates improve.Watch Now >>
Rod Ross and Bryan O’Keefe show you an easy way to find your bowling ball PAP, otherwise known as your positive axis point (PAP). The PAP differs from bowler to bowler, so it is important to know yours and what it means in relation to the layout on your equipment.Watch Now >>
Bowling coach Kim Terrell-Kearney speaks with research engineer Emily Troutman about bowling lane surfaces and hardness. Not all lane surfaces are the same and can create different ball reactions. Troutman explains the differences in color, surface and hardness, and shows how lanes are tested. She also shows how a bowling ball leaves a footprint on…Watch Now >>