Recent Videosview all >>>

  • 8:38

    Getting into the rhythm of the swing starts at the beginning with the pushaway. When off, repeatability of shots is next to impossible. Gold Coach Mike Dias identifies common issues bowler’s face when working with the pushaway. Whether you start too early or late, your balance is off, or your pushing in the wrong direction,

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  • 30:00

    What is it that makes one bowling team better than another? Whether it’s during league night or in a tournament, team bowling isn’t easily mastered. Great individual bowlers sometimes struggle when attempting to join a team atmosphere, and conversely, great team bowlers sometimes don’t find the same success individually. The USBC Bowling Academy Coaches will

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  • 3:07

    You may have heard from more experienced bowlers or coaches that if you make your spares, the rest of your game will follow suit. Striking is always the goal, but spares are what keep you competitive in bowling. Our coaches at the USBC Bowling Academy will show you how to line up on the approach,

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Beginnersview all >>>

  • 3:01

    If you’re new to bowling, you might not know how to hold a bowling ball. Our expert coaches simplify the process in this beginner’s guide to understanding the grip. They’ll identify which fingers you should use, how to put them into the ball and the difference between conventional and fingertip grips, commonly drilled in bowling

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  • 5:19

    Beginner bowlers often times find themselves so excited to get on the approach and throw a ball at the pins that they overlook the importance of finding the right ball for them. If the ball is too heavy or too light, inconsistencies in your game will occur and you will find yourself at a disadvantage

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  • 1:58

    Knocking pins down can sometimes be a love/hate relationship for bowlers. Our coaches will explain how pin weight and the number of pins affects how they fall. Each of the ten pins set up down lane have a specific number (1-10) assigned to them for players to identify with. They are set up into three

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Equipmentview all >>>

  • 5:19

    Beginner bowlers often times find themselves so excited to get on the approach and throw a ball at the pins that they overlook the importance of finding the right ball for them. If the ball is too heavy or too light, inconsistencies in your game will occur and you will find yourself at a disadvantage

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  • 4:40

    So you just got a new ball, and now it’s time to find your best stroke and discover your optimal bowling ball roll. Many pro shop managers will tell you that one of the simplest ways to identify whether you’re rolling the ball properly and getting the most out of your equipment is to place

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  • 13:01

    As with most solo sports, success in bowling requires total control of your environment. You’re up there by yourself, so only you can dictate the results of your play. And the thing that most often separates successful tournament bowlers from talented weekend warriors is a focused discipline toward maintaining their environment. In this lesson, we

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Lane Playview all >>>

  • 8:38

    Getting into the rhythm of the swing starts at the beginning with the pushaway. When off, repeatability of shots is next to impossible. Gold Coach Mike Dias identifies common issues bowler’s face when working with the pushaway. Whether you start too early or late, your balance is off, or your pushing in the wrong direction,

    Read more »

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  • 30:00

    What is it that makes one bowling team better than another? Whether it’s during league night or in a tournament, team bowling isn’t easily mastered. Great individual bowlers sometimes struggle when attempting to join a team atmosphere, and conversely, great team bowlers sometimes don’t find the same success individually. The USBC Bowling Academy Coaches will

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 3:07

    You may have heard from more experienced bowlers or coaches that if you make your spares, the rest of your game will follow suit. Striking is always the goal, but spares are what keep you competitive in bowling. Our coaches at the USBC Bowling Academy will show you how to line up on the approach,

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Mental Gameview all >>>

Off the Lanesview all >>>

  • 1:02:51

    For some, the Pro Shop is a great place to get the latest and greatest advancements that bowling has to offer. For others, it can be a place less traveled. Riddled with resistance to change and plagued with fear of poor performance. The coaches at the USBC Bowling Academy find that the best approach to

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  • 19:27

    Do you want to keep improving your game even when you aren’t on the lanes? These five bowling drills give you the opportunity to get better without leaving your house. Our coaches have developed bowling drills using simple aids like a football, softball and your bowling ball. By continually working on your release off the

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  • 12:57

    For many competitors, bowler statistics are just numbers that they don’t factor into their mentality. For those looking to take the next step into a more focused and intentional gameplan, bowler statistics are crucial pieces of information that tell the story of their game. Whether it’s learning to adjust to changing lane conditions by taking

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Physical Gameview all >>>

  • 33:18

    Are you frustrated watching others throw a great hooking ball and can’t quite figure out how to do it yourself? The USBC Bowling Academy put together these eight tips to help beginners understand the release, which is often considered one of the most difficult concepts to grasp in the sport of bowling. You’ll learn the

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  • 26:12

    Who doesn’t want to get better, faster? Wait until you see what the USBC Bowling Academy Coaches have in store for you in this video clip. Training tools allow you to practice anywhere anytime. You’ll save energy by focusing on the part of your game that you want to improve. This is particularly helpful if

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  • 50:36

    Every bowler has had trouble falling off at the line, missing their mark and leaving splits. There are a number of things that could have gone wrong, but most common problems in bowling can be traced back to the stance and start. With these 10 helpful tips, you’ll learn what it takes to become more

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Spare Shootingview all >>>

  • 3:07

    You may have heard from more experienced bowlers or coaches that if you make your spares, the rest of your game will follow suit. Striking is always the goal, but spares are what keep you competitive in bowling. Our coaches at the USBC Bowling Academy will show you how to line up on the approach,

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  • how to bowl spares
    16:31

    Spare pickups are essential for a great score. Walking away with only 8 or 9 pins each frame won’t get you to the record scores you want; you simply must get them all if you want to shoot high. Good news is every bowler can always improve their spare game, whether they’re joining their first

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  • Spare Shooting as a Two Handed Bowler
    2:58

    Spares are an important component of every bowler’s game. USBC Director of Coaching Stephen Padilla highlights the key aspects and tricks of spare shooting as a two handed player.

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Tournament Playview all >>>

  • Preparation for the PWBA Minnesota Open
    3:55

    Stephen Padilla, a USBC Gold Coach and USBC’s Director of Coaching, walks us through how PWBA, PBA and Team USA member Kelly Kulick prepares to play the Minnesota Open. Ball selection is key and knowing the pattern prior to the event gave Kulick a leg up on packing her arsenal for this event. Kulick explains

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  • Qualifying - Block 1
    17:58

    You have never seen tournament coverage like this before. Our cameras take you frame-by-frame and game-by-game through the first qualifying block (6 games) at the PWBA Minnesota Open following Kelly Kulick. Director of Coaching and USBC Gold Coach Stephen Padilla, with PBA Champion, PWBA Champion and six-time Team USA member Kelly Kulick analyze every move

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  • Qualifying - Block 2
    17:34

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go through a PWBA Tournament? Six-time Team USA Member, PBA and PWBA Champion Kelly Kulick will walk you through every moment of the experience while competing at the PWBA Minnesota Open. USBC’s Gold Coach and Director of Coaching Stephen Padilla teams up with Kulick to evaluate every

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Youthview all >>>

  • 3:14

    Just like any other sport, bowling can take a toll on your body if you don’t prepare and care for your muscles before and after playing. Proper warmup and cooldown routines are essential for maintaining healthy muscles, and there are a number of simple bowling stretches and exercises you can do to guarantee you’re ready

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  • 2:50

    Shooting spares is a difficult but necessary component of every bowler’s game. If you can consistently convert open frames into spares, you stand to become a more confident bowler and improve your average. This skill is especially important for youth bowlers who may not yet have developed the power to strike, but it is essential

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  • 2:11

    Working with youth bowlers who are new to the sport is a matter of building from the basics. More often than not, the mentality toward bowling is that you can just step up to the lane, throw the ball and start to figure out your form with practice. But we want to reverse that logic

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