• 5:26

    According to Rod Ross and Michelle Mullen, a bowler’s arsenal often is missing a key component – a plastic ball to pick up spares. Plastic balls create less friction with the lane and makes them more predictable. Bowlers should start out using these on the corner pins, and as their spare system advances, they can use them

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  • 1:49

    Washouts should not be intimidating, especially if you approach them from the correct angle. Coach Rod Ross explains how you still can use your strike ball to pick up a washout by just moving your feet to the angle that is most advantageous to cover the spare.

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  • 4:22

    Too many players focus on the strike ball and do not spend enough time practicing how to pick up spares. This can prevent improvement in their score. Coaches Rod Ross and Michelle Mullen outline three components to picking up that pesky corner pin. Watch this video to learn how angle, swing and ball reaction can help you pick

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  • 6:09

    Hall of famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard talks with bowlers and coaches to get them to share their methods for shooting spares. Simplicity is key. It is important to have two systems for spare shooting in order to be prepared for any type of situation.

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  • 2:18

    Certain spares can be attacked multiple ways, and finding the way that is most comfortable for you to consistently repeat is a key to bigger scores. Bowling hall of famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and coach Rod Ross demonstrate options for converting the 2-8 spare combination.

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  • 4:17

    In this video, bowling coach Pat Costello demonstrates to Carolyn Dorin-Ballard the benefits of practicing her five-ball drill. This drill is a helpful and simple way to help your spare game and increase your average. It is best to work on this drill with a plastic spare ball.

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