• 1:05

    Finish Position Training with Slider Exercises

    Bowling’s finish position is rigorous in nature. Think about it, all of the speed from your footwork culminates into a slide and stop at the foul line all while holding onto and releasing a heavy object, repeatedly. That repetitive behavior adds up, and can take a toll on the body. Slider exercises are great for…

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  • 2:50

    Bowling Lane Courtesy Variations

    Lane courtesy is about more than respect for each other’s game, it’s also about keeping the pace of play moving to help ensure the best possible outcome for everyone participating. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the differences between league and tournament bowling lane courtesy. When it is your turn, be ready…

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  • 1:50

    Hip Stretching: Dynamic & Static

    Excessive sitting is the new smoking. You can quit smoking but people that sit all day for their jobs likely are in no position to quit them. Hip soreness and inflexibility are common amongst people that sit a lot and people who are overly active. In this premium video lesson, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer…

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  • 2:28

    Ball Motion: Bowling Ball Coverstock Adjustments

    Layout, pin placement, core and coverstock are the equipment components that determine a bowling ball’s motion on the lane. In this premium video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that 75% of a bowling ball’s reaction comes from having the proper surface applied to its coverstock. Bowling Balls Dull bowling balls…

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  • 2:28

    Go-To Bowling Balls for Long, Medium and Short Oil Patterns

    Do you have a bowling ball in your bag for the conditions you are bowling on? Your benchmark bowling ball will get it done for league night more often than not, but what bowling ball are you going to go to when you bowl in sport shot leagues or tournaments? Scott Pohl, owner of On…

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  • 9:13

    Embrace the Breaks & Minimize the Mistakes

    Barely missing the cut at a tournament stings. It’s easy to think about all of the “should haves” and “could haves” that kept you out of the money. Author, speaker, and bronze level bowling coach, Craig Hillier recollects a tournament experience he had where he missed the cut, and in reflection, came up with the…

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  • 1:55

    Stretching Before & After Bowling

    Stretching is essential for bowling success, but do you know which stretches to do when? In this premium video lesson, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), explains the differences between static stretching and dynamic stretching and when to use each. Dynamic Stretching A movement-based type of stretching, dynamic stretching, uses the muscles themselves to bring…

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  • 2:04

    How to Navigate the National Bowling Academy Website

    We’re excited to have you as part of the National Bowling Academy community! In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to best navigate the National Bowling Academy website, addressing many of our frequently asked website questions. Topics covered in this video include: 0:07 – Log in to your account 0:34 – Understanding your account dashboard 0:46…

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  • 1:05

    Upper Body Rolling Exercise

    The sport of bowling requires your upper body to work independently (go in different directions from one another at the same time) from your lower body. For example, when you are playing an inside line, the top of your backswing and your hips are pointed in different directions. In this video lesson, Certified Personal Trainer…

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