• 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 8:00

    Ball Reaction and Surface Adjustments

    Abralon pads, Mirka pads and TruCut sanding pads are used to adjust the bowling ball’s surface. The lower-grit sanding pad, the earlier the ball hooks down lane. Conversely, the higher the number sanding pad the later the bowling ball hooks down lane. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level…

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  • 2:36

    How to Read a Lane Sheet

    Most tournaments you bowl in today post the tournament graph or lane sheet in advance. This tells you the bowling oil pattern you will be bowling on. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains all of the information on the lane sheet and how it can help improve your odds at success when knowing the bowling…

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