• 5:00

    The “one-step and slide” drill is a way to demonstrate what a proper finish position should look and feel like. USBC Gold Coach Mike Dias explains the importance of using your lower body throughout the finish position while your upper body comes along for the ride. Dias explains the drill with a bowler who is

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  • 8:38

    Getting into the rhythm of the swing starts at the beginning with the pushaway. When off, repeatability of shots is next to impossible. Gold Coach Mike Dias identifies common issues bowler’s face when working with the pushaway. Whether you start too early or late, your balance is off, or your pushing in the wrong direction,

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  • 3:07

    You may have heard from more experienced bowlers or coaches that if you make your spares, the rest of your game will follow suit. Striking is always the goal, but spares are what keep you competitive in bowling. Our coaches at the USBC Bowling Academy will show you how to line up on the approach,

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  • 3:01

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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