• 1:54

    Play Any Part of the Lane with Versatile Release Rotation

    Being versatile is imperative to obtaining success in any sport. Bowling’s release is one area of the physical game that has lots of opportunity to become versatile, and hand positioning during the release dictates how the bowling ball will roll. Axis rotation is the amount of side rotation imparted onto the bowling ball. A bowling…

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  • 3:21

    Bowling Muscle Training

    Mind and body must work together to compete at the highest level. For your mind to be at its best, it mustn’t have distractions from the body. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, reviews muscle training areas of concern while helping you create a training schedule that will get…

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  • 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…

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  • 2:08

    Excessive Bowling Grip Pressure Warning Signs

    How do you know what the proper amount of grip pressure is, with the bowling ball in your hand, throughout a shot? As Coach Erik Vermilyea of Track explains, you need to have your grip pressure as light as possible, which means little to no squeezing. This will be different for everyone, so learn the…

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  • 1:50

    Quick Tip: Axis Rotation Practice

    Axis rotation is how much side rotation your bowling ball has while rolling down the lane. In this quick tip Coach Erik Vermilyea of Track demonstrates how to achieve more and less axis rotation by practicing with a soft ball or football. Minimal axis rotation happens when the bowling ball rolls more end-over-end, closest to…

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  • 1:58

    Wrist Supports and Their Features

    The main function of wrist supports is to assist bowlers in achieving a better bowling hand position. While some bowlers can achieve this without a wrist support, others need assistance. This enables them to increase their shot repeatability. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the differences between introductory…

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  • 0:41

    Grip Control Exercise

    Bowling’s hook release consists of the thumb exiting the ball first with wrist rotation and the fingers releasing from their holes next. Bowlers hook the ball to get the most entry angle into the pocket, limiting pin deflection, and ultimately, giving them the best opportunity to strike. The bowling ball is a heavy object and…

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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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  • 3:30

    Axis Rotation Bowling Improvement with the “Axis Trainer”

    Axis rotation is the angle made between the bowling ball rotation and its movement down-lane. More axis rotation applied to a bowling ball gives you more skid and hook potential down-lane. Less axis rotation applied to a bowling ball gives you less skid and hook potential down-lane. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant…

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