• left handler bowling
    13:09

    It’s long been a myth that the left handed bowler doesn’t have to deal with oil transition like a right handed bowler does during the course of tournament. They may not experience the exact same changes, but lefties have a different problem on their hands when a lane starts to burn: the residual effects caused… Read more »

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  • 011877f_Q6565U_c - Components of Ball Motion copy
    18:34

    One of the two most important parts of becoming more consistent and finding continued success on the lanes is understanding who you are as a bowler. It makes sense that when you discover what your game is made of, you can more effectively assess how your stroke should be adjusted for what’s happening on the… Read more »

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  • 011875f_q6563u_c_self_evaluation_720
    25:54

    Every bowler, beginner and professional alike, has their own bowling personality. Where they release the ball, what their target is, how they attack the pocket — each component of a bowler’s game adds up to make a unique personality. According to USBC Gold Coach Mike Dias, assessing your bowling personality can be extremely important for… Read more »

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  • 009343f_Q6530u_c Getting to the Right Part of the Lane
    5:10

    We all have our comfort zone on the lane. Whether it’s intentional or not, bowlers often navigate back to their sweet spot where they feel they can hit just about any shot. But in certain situations, reverting to the comfort zone can come back to haunt you in the later frames when what you really… Read more »

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  • 009340f_Q6527u_c Versatility Practice
    7:16

    In sports such as bowling, the key to continuing to improve your game and reach higher levels of competition is versatility. If you can make the necessary adjustments to your stroke to accommodate changing lane conditions and find your target, you give yourself a better shot at reaching your goals. That’s why bowling coaches stress… Read more »

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  • 009338f_Q6525u_c Precision Alignment
    7:24

    In league and tournament bowling, you don’t often have the luxury of taking multiple frames to find your optimal angle to the pocket. The most successful bowlers are those who can determine how the oil pattern on a lane is affecting their alignment and make a confident adjustment to hit their target in the span… Read more »

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  • 009336f_Q6523u_c Finish Position & Pivot Step
    13:17

    The release is one of the most essential components of a good bowling stroke, but for many bowlers it’s also the least trained component. With so much happening in a short period of time, it can be difficult to hone and improve your bowling finish position unless you slow it down and focus solely on… Read more »

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  • 009334f_Q6521u_c Youth - Cool Down
    3:14

    Just like any other sport, bowling can take a toll on your body if you don’t prepare and care for your muscles before and after playing. Proper warmup and cooldown routines are essential for maintaining healthy muscles, and there are a number of simple bowling stretches and exercises you can do to guarantee you’re ready… Read more »

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  • 009332f_Q6519u_c Youth - Shooting Spares for Beginners
    2:50

    Shooting spares is a difficult but necessary component of every bowler’s game. If you can consistently convert open frames into spares, you stand to become a more confident bowler and improve your average. This skill is especially important for youth bowlers who may not yet have developed the power to strike, but it is essential… Read more »

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