• Practice for Bowling Tournaments or Competitions
    8:45

    When it comes to preparing for bowling tournaments or competitions, there is so much more to do than just practicing throwing strikes and knocking down pins. In talking with USBC Certified Gold Coach Del Warren and USBC’s Director of Coaching, the key is to make time for purposeful practice where you’re working on your physical… Read more »

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  • Bowling Arm Swing Troubleshooting
    3:55

    In this video, Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney explain the importance of consistency in your arm swing. Learn how to control your arm swing and break point, and find out about some common swing issues.

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  • One-Step Bowling Drill
    6:34

    By breaking down your approach into small segments, you can learn new skills through drills and improve your physical game. Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney demonstrate the proper way to execute the one-step drill.

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  • Bowling Lane Surfaces
    6:03

    Team USA Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney speaks with USBC Research Engineer Emily Troutman about lane surfaces and hardness. Not all lane surfaces are the same and can create different ball reactions. Troutman explains the differences in color, surface and hardness, and shows how lanes are tested. She also shows how a bowling ball leaves… Read more »

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  • Ball Weight in Bowling Stance
    3:15

    USBC Gold Coach Richard Shockley and USBC Director of Coaching Carolyn Dorin-Ballard provide helpful tips and techniques for efficiently distributing your bowling ball’s weight in your setup. Learn how to relieve some of the tension in your arm by using your non-ball side arm to balance the ball and properly distribute the weight.

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  • Bowling Rules
    6:31

    USBC Director of Coaching Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and USBC Director of Rules Mike Spridco present several important rules of bowling. They begin by discussing the hot topic of two-handed bowling and how it is completely legal. Learn which deliveries go against the rules and why. Brush up on your knowledge of the sport with this video.

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  • Bowling Release and Leverage
    4:05

    The release is crucial to a bowler’s game. USBC Gold Coach Lou Marquez discusses the distance between the ball and the ankle during the finish position and all of the ways it affects the release. When the ball is too far from the ankle in the finish position, it causes a loss of control in… Read more »

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  • Condition of Bowling Lanes During Tournament Play
    11:38

    Being knowledgeable about the condition of bowling lanes at the tournament you’re competing in can give you the upper edge you’ve been looking for. USBC Certified National Gold Coach Del Warren and USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard recommend contacting the particular bowling center that you are competing at as well as utilizing a lane sheet in order to… Read more »

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  • Bowling Lane Conditions: Burn Up or Burn Out
    3:18

    Team USA Head Coach Rod Ross and Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney provide tips for competing on different lanes and changing pairs during a league or tournament. It is always beneficial to have a second set of eyes behind you to see if your ball is hooking too much or too late, and where it… Read more »

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