• 1:44

    Thumb Timing aka Release Timing

    The thumb is the first finger that exits the bowling ball during the release. This is often referred to as thumb or release timing. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, displays the difference between good and bad thumb timing and provides training drills. Good and Bad Thumb Timing Good…

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  • 2:42

    Bowlers and Bowling Coaches

    Coaches are instrumental in a bowler’s success. A good bowling coach understands that everyone learns differently and can impart knowledge accordingly. Regardless of how you learn, you must be able to try new things and ditch the idea that your game may be negatively impacted. These areas of improvement that coaches work with you on…

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  • 3:25

    Breaking Out of a Bowling Slump

    Slumps happen. Everyone goes through these frustrating stretches of time that leave begging the question: “What do I need to do to get back to bowling my best?” In this premium video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains a process that will get you back to bowling your best before your…

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  • 2:50

    Bowling Lane Courtesy Variations

    Lane courtesy is about more than respect for each other’s game, it’s also about keeping the pace of play moving to help ensure the best possible outcome for everyone participating. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the differences between league and tournament bowling lane courtesy. When it is your turn, be ready…

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  • 2:28

    Go-To Bowling Balls for Long, Medium and Short Oil Patterns

    Do you have a bowling ball in your bag for the conditions you are bowling on? Your benchmark bowling ball will get it done for league night more often than not, but what bowling ball are you going to go to when you bowl in sport shot leagues or tournaments? Scott Pohl, owner of On…

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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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  • 3:48

    Protect and Maintain Your Equipment

    Bowling equipment is expensive. From owning multiple bowling balls to high-performance bowling shoes, protecting and getting the most out of your investment is an important step towards success out on the lanes. In this premium video, Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske walk you through…

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  • 2:48

    How to Better Communicate with the Pro Shop

    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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  • 1:28

    How to “Practice” Lofting The Gutter Cap

    Newer, more aggressive bowling balls paired with ever-changing lane conditions make today’s game, in some ways, more difficult than the game of years past. Adding loft into your bag of tricks will reward you at some point in time throughout a league season or tournament. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track demonstrates how to practice lofting…

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