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    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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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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  • Rotation Practice
    4:05

    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

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  • 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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