Bowling — Junior Gold

Selecting a Tournament Arsenal - Junior Gold Series

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By Dustin Zehner, 2016 U20 Junior Gold Runner-Up One of the hardest decisions any Junior Gold bowler has to make is what bowling balls to bring after the practice sessions. There are a number of different components that need to be taken into account when choosing your arsenal. So let's talk about the different types of ball motion, how different surface prep can affect ball motion, and finally building your final arsenal for the tournament. The 4 Types of Ball Motion in Bowling The first step in building your arsenal is understanding the different balls on the market.  With the large...

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Practicing for Junior Gold

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by Dustin Zehner Practice is one of the most important things any bowler can do to become better. However, many bowlers struggle with HOW to practice. With Junior Gold right around the corner, we wanted to share some tips to help you maximize practice leading up to the event; as well as handling the practice sessions once you get there. Doing drills, having a plan for your practice, and having disciplined practices can go a long way for any bowler going to Junior Gold.  Plus, we’ve created a Junior Gold Surface Kit to help you tackle surface adjustments.  If you...

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5 Parenting Tips for Junior Gold

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With Junior Gold on the horizon, we decided it was important to share some parent tips.  We put a lot of focus on tips for the kids to succeed: Make your spares Stay positive Smile after each shot - Good OR Bad Follow through Concentrate ...the list goes on and on.  But what we DON’T talk about is what we can do to support our players.  Here are a few things to help your bowler succeed at Junior Gold. Don’t Yell At Your Kid As parents, we have a tendency to treat sporting events as if they are life or...

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Getting Prepared for Junior Gold and Steps for Success

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Written by Dustin Zehner Whether it be your first time or you are a veteran to the tournament, Junior Gold succeeds to be one of the best and most challenging youth tournaments. Preparation is super important for the tournament. Now that the USBC no longer uses WTBA patterns, we never know exactly what to expect in the 16 games of qualifying, the advancers rounds or match play. This means  you must be prepared for anything to come at you. So here are some steps I recommend going through to being able to tackle the challenging patterns and having success this...

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