• 1:29

    How to “Match Up” in Bowling

    Matching up is a term loosely thrown around the bowling center. Matching up requires you to have the right bowling ball in your hand with the correct coverstock surface. While traveling down lane, the bowling ball will have the proper speed and rotation for your style of bowling and the bowling ball will go through…

    Watch Now >>
  • 2:58

    How To Find Your Positive Axis Point (PAP)

    When the bowling ball rolls down the lane it revolves around its axis. There are two points at the ends of the axis: the negative (NAP) and the positive axis point (PAP). The NAP exists but is not important to bowlers because it cannot be seen while the bowling ball is in motion. The PAP…

    Watch Now >>
  • 3:08

    How To Angle Your Shoulders When Throwing

    What is shoulder angle/rotation and why do you need to know how it works to be a successful bowler? Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track defines shoulder/angle rotation as simply the angle of your shoulders as you’re throwing the bowling ball down lane. Sometimes your shoulders are square to the lane and sometimes they are open…

    Watch Now >>
  • 3:11

    Getting Ahead of The Competition Before a Tournament

    Have you ever bowled poorly at a tournament? The shot is more challenging, the crowds are bigger, and the pressure to bowl your best is about as intense as it gets. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, teaches you how to prepare for success before your next tournament. Talk to the Staff What…

    Watch Now >>
  • 4:03

    How To Get Lined Up and Adjust When Lanes Transition

    Bowling’s playing surface is altered every time a bowling ball touches the lane. This is one of many factors that make every lane unique. In this premium video lesson, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track teaches you how to get lined up when you first start bowling and what to do when the lanes transition. Practice…

    Watch Now >>
  • 5:41

    Axis Rotation & Axis Tilt: Bowling Release Adjustments

    There are many adjustments that can be made in bowling when the lane conditions are transitioning like changing ball speed, altering rev rate, changing where you stand and/or where you are targeting down lane, for example. In this premium video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains the differences between axis rotation and axis tilt and…

    Watch Now >>
  • 4:09

    Identifying Strong and Weak Bowling Balls

    What is a strong bowling ball? What is a weak bowling ball? There is a misconception amongst many bowlers that a strong bowling ball hooks the most. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track sets the record straight and explains how we view ball motion and how it dictates ball choice when matching up to the lane…

    Watch Now >>
  • 5:18

    Breaking Down Bowling Ball Motion

    When a bowling ball travels down lane, it goes through three distinct phases, skid, hook, and roll. In this video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track demonstrates how understanding ball motion dictates bowling ball choice. Overview From the time you let go of the bowling ball, the bowling ball is slowing down. The fastest the bowling…

    Watch Now >>
  • 4:07

    Changing Your Bowling Release to Manipulate Ball Roll

    There are many ways to make adjustments in the sport of bowling. More speed, less speed, loft, ball choice – the list goes on and on. Mastering multiple bowling releases allows you to play different parts of the lane, with the same ball. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track will show you how changing your hand…

    Watch Now >>