• Rotation Practice

    Bryan O’Keefe, USBC Gold Coach and Director of Coaching at McKendree University, provides a simple at-home solution to diversifying your release. With a dowel, drill and a 6-pound plastic ball, you can practice hand positions that create different rotations for any lane condition thrown your way. Just find your PAP (Positive Axis Point), drill a… Read more »

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  • Preparation for the PWBA Minnesota Open

    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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  • The Return of the PWBA

    In 2003 the PWBA ceased operations, ending an over 40-year run. The USBC Queens and USBC Women’s Open were the only two televised events that remained for women bowlers to compete at a high level. After a resurgence of women’s bowling in the junior and collegiate ranks, the USBC, in partnership with the BPAA, brought… Read more »

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    Do you know what to do with your balance arm? Odds are, you’ve never given it a serious thought, because most amateur bowlers don’t think about how they’re using their balance arm when they go through the motions of their bowling stroke. For many bowlers the opposite arm does what it wants, and it’s just… Read more »

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    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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  • bowling targeting

    As with most sports, concentration in bowling is of the utmost importance. If you can stay focused on your target and execute your shots with solid technique, you set yourself up for the best possible scores. Likewise, if you just can’t seem to hone in on the target and you find that your attention is… Read more »

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  • 011881f_Q6569U_c  Customer Fit copy

    More often than not, when a bowler feels stuck and can’t seem to improve their average any further, it’s because their ball doesn’t fit their hand properly. We see bowlers all the time who go to their local bowling ball pro shop looking for lessons and wonder why they’ve reached a ceiling in their game,… Read more »

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  • 009342f_Q6529u_c Shoulder Rotation

    Bowling is a sport that cannot strictly adhere to a one-size-fits-all model. To be a successful bowler, you have to adapt the components of your stroke to suit your capabilities and style. For instance, your natural rev rate and launch angle determine where you should release the ball at the foul line, as well as… Read more »

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  • 009299f_Q6486u_c Ball Maintenance

    Just like other sports that require regular equipment maintenance and upkeep, the way you take care of your bowling equipment can have a huge impact on the outcome of your play. You put good money into your bowling ball, and if you take good care of it you’ll enjoy your investment for many years to… Read more »

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