Scott Pohl

Spare Practice with a Full Rack

Scott Pohl
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More often than not, your local bowling center does not have the technology to set up spares for you to shoot at during your training sessions. In this free video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how to play “The Spare Game” with a full rack of pins.

How it Works

The pin you are shooting at while playing “The Spare Game” is the same as the frame number you are in. For example, in frame 1 you will shoot at the head pin (1 pin).

Spare Full Rack 1

Spare Full Rack 2

To finish the frame, shoot at whatever you have left for the spare.

Spare Full Rack 3

This continues all the way through the 10th frame until the game is finished.


Bowling for score is not training. Your training sessions need to include a good mix of spare shooting and physical game drills. “The Spare Game” provides a fun way to shoot at individual and multi-pin spares in a set time frame. Play this game during your training session and you’ll see your average increase.

Check out more spare shooting videos in our library and 3 Training Drills That Improve Bowling Fundamentals to continue working on the foundation of your game.

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