• 4:39

    Should I Fix My Drift on the Approach?

    Bowling’s modern game requires modern thinking. Drift has a negative connotation amongst many bowlers. In this premium video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains what drift is and when it is considered a problem. Know your Normal Everyone’s body type, makeup, and how they bowl are unique unto themselves. The oil pattern you are playing…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1:57

    Quick Tip: Non-Bowling Arm Do’s and Don’ts

    One thing that naturally happens when throwing a bowling ball is that the non-bowling arm or balance arm comes back behind your body. In this Quick Tip, coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains what happens with your shoulders when your balance arm’s hand has the thumb pointed in the down position, as opposed to the…

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  • 4:13

    Perfecting The Finish Position

    Being balanced at the foul line as you deliver the ball is the goal when attempting to perfect the finish position. Errant shots are almost a certainty without a balanced finish position. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant along with Junior Gold Champion Annalise O’Bryant illustrate what a balanced finish position looks like…

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  • 4:17

    How to Improve Your Bowling Style

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Charles Caleb Colton said. With the PBA and PWBA tours televised regularly, along with today’s social media reach, bowlers often find themselves imitating a pro’s bowling style. In this video, silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant explain the pros and cons involved in trying to mimic…

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  • 3:51

    Bowling’s One-Step Drill

    The One-Step Drill is the one drill every bowler of every skill level should work on in their practice routine. It eliminates the earlier steps in the approach, allowing you to focus on the slide and the release. It also creates proper leverage and timing in the finish position. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track breaks…

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  • 3:37

    The Push Away and its Effect on Bowling Timing

    Have you ever heard a teammate say, “I think your timing is off?” If you ask 10 different bowlers, you’ll hear 10 different answers on how bowling timing is defined. In this quick lesson, Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske demonstrate how to achieve good…

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  • 2:04

    Footwork Direction Drill

    Straightening your bowling footwork takes variables out of the equation of “things that can go wrong” while on the bowling approach and down lane. Keeping your starting board on the bowling approach and your sliding board at the foul line as close to the same board is ideal, but not required. Check out our article…

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