• 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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  • 006866f_Q6367u_c Spare Shooting Practice
    4:37

    USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and USBC Gold coach Bryan O’Keefe show us some activities that we can do while practicing spare bowling and drills to help us become better spare shooters. Watch as O’Keefe demonstrates four different types of spare drills, doing each drill five times, that help the bowler become more comfortable… Read more »

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  • The Bowling Washout - USBC Video
    2:22

    USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard focuses on a spare leave called the washout and how often right-handed bowlers try to convert the washout from the right hand side of the lane using their strike target. However, the odds will increase if you shoot from the left hand side. Watch as several different bowlers demonstrate.

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  • How to Bowl a 3-10 Split - Bowling Training Video
    1:32

    USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard discusses the 3-10, or the baby split. While it is not recommended for bowlers to go after every split, the 3-10 is a bit easier to make than most. Watch and learn how to make the 3-10 split by shooting at the 3 pin and deflecting the ball from… Read more »

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  • Strategies for Bowling a Split
    2:48

    When it comes to a strategy for converting splits, sometimes the smart move is to make sure you get two or three pins, instead of trying to make the split. Watch as USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard describes various types of splits and the pins you want to go for on each depending on what you… Read more »

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  • Pick-up Spares in all Situations
    9:54

    Taking the next step in your game often hinges on whether you consistently can pick up spares. USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross teach you about a foolproof method for knocking down those intimidating leftovers using the Seven Zones of Spare Conversion. They walk you through each of the zones… Read more »

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  • types of bowling balls
    0:55

    In today’s game, there are many different types of bowling balls. Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross talks about the benefits of using a plastic spare ball to pick up spares that typically are harder to convert using your strike ball.

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