• 1:22

    Bowling can cause tightness and even injury in your calf muscles and hip flexors. That’s why It’s important to always warm-up prior to bowling. The Kneeling Stride is a calf and hip flexor stretch that can be done before, after or both before and after bowling, giving you instant relief in those areas. In order…

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  • 7:15

    How do you capitalize on how we visualize? Author, speaker and bronze level bowling coach, Craig Hillier, explains his Run, Run, Create formula and how it will help your performance in pressure situations when all eyes are on you. Run The first “Run” in Hillier’s formula to help calm nerves in pressure situations is to…

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  • 0:41

    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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  • 1:57

    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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  • 2:48

    Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned vet, the bowling pro shop can be a confusing place from time to time. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop explains if you’re new to the area or haven’t been to a pro shop near you before, simply stop in and introduce yourself.…

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  • 0:52

    In bowling, it’s important to have strong wrist and forearm muscles for continued success. Wrist exercises improve wrist strength, which helps increase ball speed and rev rate along with counterbalancing the repetitive motion of the bowling release. It sounds counterintuitive, but having a stronger wrist will aid you in limiting your grip pressure on the…

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  • 8:00

    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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  • 3:38

    Expecting your bowling ball to perform the way it did out of the box without maintaining it is like driving your car without changing the oil or tires. Eventually, it will break down and not work the way it once did. In this free video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, covers…

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  • 1:38

    In order to have good posture and balance, upper back muscles need training. Resistance band shoulder exercises are great for rehabbing an upper back injury, improving back strength, and helping to stabilize your shoulders. Straighter, lower rev players require less shoulder rotation in the finish position than higher rev players that have to open the…

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