• Different Oils used on Bowling Lanes
    2:45

    Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and Chris Barnes compare the features of different oils. For instance, hooking oils were designed to pick up a roll sooner vs. skid oils which are meant to make a ball delay longer. Learn about the different types of oils used in the game today.

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  • Enhance your Bowling Grip
    5:48

    USBC Gold coach Bryan O’Keefe and USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard discuss some pro shop accessories for a bowler’s hands. Hand conditioners, rosin bags and thumb tape all can help a bowler feel more control and establish a better bowling grip. Don’t be afraid to try something new – it may help your game… Read more »

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  • Cracked Bowling Ball
    3:45

    Many bowlers have experienced a cracked bowling ball at least once over the years. USBC Gold coach Bryan O’Keefe and Team USA member Chris Barnes discuss some of the factors that can cause a cracked ball, including extreme temperature changes.

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  • 005706f_Q6180u_c Wrist Devices - Adjusting Span for Wrist Device
    4:55

    Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and USBC Certified Gold Coach Michelle Mullen discuss the four main types of bowling wrist support used by bowlers today, including the purpose and benefits to each. Learn more about leather, fabric, and metal wrist devices and what they can do to help your game.

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  • Strong vs Weak Bowling Balls
    5:20

    USBC Gold coach Bryan O’Keefe and USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard discuss the difference between strong and weak bowling balls and the common misconception of what it means for a ball to be considered strong.

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  • Machines Used to Oil and Clean Bowling Lanes - USBC Video
    5:36

    USBC Director of Equipment Specifications Herman Glenn shows the different machines that have been used to apply oil and clean the lanes. Every bowling ball, bowling pin, cleaner and conditioner must go through USBC Equipment Specifications testing before they can be approved for use by USBC.

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  • Proper Bowling Ball Maintenance - USBC Video
    2:45

    Bowling Ball Maintenance USBC Certified Gold Coach Bill Monce discusses proper bowling ball maintenance and bowling ball cleaning in order to keep your equipment oil free. To prevent oil soaking into the bowling ball, make sure you are cleaning it often. Learn more about this, as well as other bowling tips on ball maintenance in… Read more »

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  • Breaking Down Ball Motion - Bowling Training Video
    2:00

    Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and professional bowler Chris Barnes give a brief breakdown of the three phases of ball motion that you’ll encounter when throwing a ball down the lane – skid, hook and roll. Skid occurs in the first 15-20 feet of the lane when your ball is at it’s fastest speed…. Read more »

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  • Building a Bowling Ball Arsenal - Bowling Training Video
    5:17

    USBC Certified Gold Coach Bryan O’Keefe explains the importance of developing a diverse bowling ball arsenal. Having a variety of coverstocks, cores and layouts will give you options in your game, so that you can choose the ball that will maximize your score on any condition.

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