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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… Read more »

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  • 013735f_Q6673U_c
    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… Read more »

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  • 013734f_Q6672U_c
    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… Read more »

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Equipmentview all >>>

  • 013735f_Q6673U_c
    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… Read more »

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  • 012570f_Q6573u_c
    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… Read more »

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  • 012572f_Q6575u_c
    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… Read more »

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Lane Playview all >>>

  • 013733f_Q6671U_c
    3:16

    Bowling is truly unique in the way it is played because of the oil on the lane. Lane oil is a clear liquid that’s placed from the foul line to within a few feet of the pins. This is what separates bowling from other sports, because it is the only sport that has an invisible… Read more »

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  • 013732f_Q6670U_c
    1:25

    When you go out bowling, you have probably noticed that each lane has 10 pins, 2 gutters, and is 60 feet in length. What you may have never noticed is the surface the ball rolls on can be different from bowling center to bowling center. Football and soccer use to predominantly be played on natural… Read more »

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  • 013731f_Q6669U_c
    6:48

    Bowling has a unique language all it’s own, especially when describing the lane, which also known as the playing field. As a beginner playing with more experienced bowlers, you will undoubtedly hear terms that are unfamiliar. Keep terms like: boards, arrows, approach, dots, oil and more, will be defined and put into context for your… Read more »

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Mental Gameview all >>>

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  • 012573f_Q6576u_c
    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… Read more »

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  • 009321f_Q6508u_c Coaches Tool Kit
    3:09

    When it comes to coaching a bowler, there’s much more you can do as an instructor than simply observe and critique. Becoming a better coach is similar to becoming a better bowler in that the process requires certain bowling coaching tools. To truly be effective as a coach, i.e. to make the appropriate adjustments and… Read more »

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  • one-step drill
    1:38

    Timing is an aspect of the game that all bowlers would like to perfect and Bowling practice can help. If everything is in-sync throughout the approach, i.e. the footwork and swing are fluid and well-paced, you stand to put a good stroke on the ball. Do that consistently, and you’ve got yourself a solid game…. Read more »

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Physical Gameview all >>>

  • 015032f_Q6686U_c
    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… Read more »

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  • 013730f_Q6668U_c
    4:47

    When learning to bowl, it’s important to know the obstacles you’ll face. Our coaches will walk you through what it takes to stay safe as you pick up this new sport. Using proper equipment is imperative for your safety. In this video, you’ll learn the difference between using bowling shoes and using your ” off… Read more »

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  • 014951f_Q6682U_c
    44:17

    Results down lane at the pins are a direct result of what happens throughout the approach. So what does it take to have proper footwork? These nine drills are geared for bowlers of all skill levels. Every bowler has heard, “You’re too fast,” “Too slow,” or “You’re drifting.” Our coaches will help you identify when… Read more »

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Spare Shootingview all >>>

  • 009298f_Q6485u_c Number of Balls
    4:14

    Bowlers often wonder if their arsenal is filled with the right stuff, and exactly how much stuff is needed. While there’s no magic number for the amount of bowling balls you choose to carry in your bag, there is a right way and a wrong way to build your arsenal. The wrong way is buying… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Youthview all >>>

  • 009334f_Q6521u_c Youth - Cool Down
    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… Read more »

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  • 009332f_Q6519u_c Youth - Shooting Spares for Beginners
    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… Read more »

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  • 009330f_Q6517u_c Youth - One Step Drill
    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… Read more »

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