• Preparing for Bowling Tournaments
    6:34

    USBC Gold Coach Stephen Padilla and USBC Director of Coaching Carolyn Dorin-Ballard provide tips for preparing for a tournament. It is important to take the time to find out the format, lane surface and oil pattern so you can properly prepare your equipment. Understanding these tips will help better prepare you for your next tournament.

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  • bowling breakpoint
    4:34

    Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney discuss the Rule of 31, which is used for finding the bowling breakpoint on a lane at any moment during a game. Finding the breakpoint also requires an understanding of the oil pattern and a close inspection of the changing conditions as time… Read more »

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  • Footwork During the Bowling Approach
    4:08

    Many of the mistakes that players make occur during the first two steps of their approach. USBC Gold Coach Hank Boomershine and Team USA Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney explain how to identify these errors and provide ways to correct them.

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  • Keeping Your Bowling Grip Pressure Consistent from Shot to Shot
    6:22

    The grip is an important component of your swing. USBC Gold Coach Hank Boomershine and Team USA Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney demonstrate a pressure-point drill to improve consistency and repeatability in throwing shots. It is important that you keep the bowling ball in a place on your hand where you know you can make a good… Read more »

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  • Topograpy of Bowling Lanes and Ball Motion
    10:54

    In today’s game, there is no such thing as completely flat bowling lanes. USBC Certified Gold Coach Randy Stoughton and USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard demonstrate the significant effect that lane topography on ball motion.Whether you’re bowling a local tournament or going to the Open Championships, try to learn as much as possible about… Read more »

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  • Bowling Technique: Knee Continuation
    3:24

    USBC Certified Gold Coach Richard Shockley and USBC Director of Coaching Carolyn Dorin-Ballard provide helpful tips on the finish position, focusing specifically on knee continuation. Richard demonstrates knee continuation and how it creates leverage and balance – something that is critical for shot repetition, and higher scores.

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  • Proper Bowling Stance Techniques
    4:53

    Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross teaches you some of the simple yet essential components of a proper bowling stance that beginners and professionals alike should practice to create a consistent arm swing and a more focused routine. The basics include sturdy lower body balance, proper shoulder and hip alignment and level ball placement.

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  • Bowling Styles from Around the World
    6:19

    Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross, Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney and a USBC Gold Coach Bryan O’Keefe take you on an adventure around the world to look at different bowling styles. Learn how different styles originated, how they evolved and how they are used today.

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  • Adjusting Your Game Based on Bowling Lane Conditions
    3:36

    Bowling Lane Conditions Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney teach you about some of the basic techniques you can employ when the bowling lane conditions start to change over the course of a game. It is critical for your score that you are able to predict bowling land conditions… Read more »

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