October 20, 2021

Lane Play Clinic

This clinic is designed to help players of all skill levels master the ability to understand lane play and the components that go into making the right decisions while competing. This full-day clinic will be limited to the first 10 individuals to register, and students will have the opportunity to work with the ITRC staff on the following items:

  • Classroom and on-lane training sessions
  • Lane patterns
    • Knowledge, strategy and experience
    • Reading lanes, understanding transition
  • Bowler release properties
  • Specto analysis
    • Physical game awareness and understanding
  • Bowling ball knowledge
    • Types
    • Cores and covers
    • Surface

Clinic Dates and Details
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $300
Note: This is lane play and physical game awareness camp.

To register, call the ITRC at 800-752-2671.

ITRC Pro Shop Clinic

The ITRC offers a four-day pro shop training course covering all aspects of pro shop operations, including IBPSIA certification. Space is limited to five participants per instructor.

The course overview includes:

  • Pro Shop Terminology
  • Fitting and Drilling
    • Bowler Physical Properties
    • Measuring Devices
    • Tool Operation
  • Product Knowledge
    • Balls
      • Coverstock
      • Core Design
      • Weight Systems and Balance Properties
      • Layouts
      • Ball Motion
      • Arsenal Building
    • Bags
    • Shoes
    • Accessories
  • Work Bench Activities
    • Drilling
    • Machining Oval Thumbs
    • Ball Layout Design
    • Plugging
    • Resurfacing
    • Repairs
    • Insert Replacement
  • Lane Work
    • Customer Needs Analysis
    • Product Delivery
    • Lessons
    • Use of Video Equipment
  • Customer Service
  • Business Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Exam/IBPSIA Certification

Cost: $995

Instructor: Lou Marquez – USBC Gold Coach and IBPSIA Master Certified

For dates, please call Lou Marquez at 817-385-8279 or email lou.marquez@bowl.com to reserve your spot in the class.

Fall Clinics at the ITRC

A pair of full-day clinics will be hosted at the home of Team USA, with space limited for each specific clinic. Students will have the opportunity to work with the ITRC staff in a specific category for each clinic:

  • Classroom and on-lane training sessions
  • Bowler release property discovery
  • Physical game analysis and training
  • BowlersMap and Strike Seeker videos
  • Specto Analysis Report
  • Specto Ball Performance Report (maximum of three bowling balls)

Clinic Dates and Details
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
For adults 18 years of age and older (limited to five people)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $300

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021
For adults 18 years of age and older with averages of 180 and below (limited to five people)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $300

To view the clinic flyer, click here.

To register, call the ITRC at 800-752-2671.

2021 ITRC Summer Clinics

The ITRC is offering two full-day clinics this summer for bowlers age 18 and older with averages of 185 and below. The dates for the clinics will be Saturday, July 10 and Saturday, Sept. 4.

The September 4 date is SOLD OUT.

Each clinic will go from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and cost $300. The clinic is limited to the first 10 individuals for each clinic, so be sure to fill out the form below to reserve your spot.

Students will have the opportunity to work with the ITRC staff on items such as:

  • Classroom and on-lane training sessions
  • Bowler release property discovery
  • Physical game analysis and training
  • BowlersMap and Strike Seeker videos
  • Specto analysis report
  • Specto ball performance report (maximum of three bowling balls)

Register today! If you have any additional questions, please visit our Contact Us page.

The September 4 date is SOLD OUT.

Youth Pro Point Series

The ITRC will be hosting a Youth Pro Point Series every Friday evening starting April 2, 2021.

The weekly event will begin at 6 p.m. and run through May 28.

Each edition of the Youth Pro Point Series will feature two games on a Sport-compliant oil pattern, with two weeks on each pattern. To view the Youth Pro Point flyer with more information, click here.

To register, please fill out the form below:

ITRC Youth Pro Point Registration - 2021

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ITRC Holiday Operating Hours

The ITRC will have a modified schedule for the holiday season. The facility will be open:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 23: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The ITRC will resume its normal schedule (Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday-Tuesday: Closed) starting Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

For more information, visit our contact page.

ITRC Holiday Youth Clinics

The ITRC will be hosting two separate youth clinics on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, 2020 to help bowlers improve their games. Space will be limited for each event, so be sure to submit your entry below under the appropriate clinic.


Tuesday, Dec. 29 – Fit analysis and release profile – THIS SESSION IS FULL

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $50 per person

Clinic Size: Maximum of 15 youth bowlers (ages 17 and under)

All participants will receive a documents on their fit profile and release parameters.

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Wednesday, Dec. 30 – How to play long, medium and short competitive patterns – THIS SESSION IS FULL

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $50 per person

Clinic Size: Maximum of 15 youth bowlers (ages 17 and under)

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ITRC New Year Adult Clinic

The ITRC will be hosting a clinic for adults (age 18 and older) on Jan. 2, 2021 to help bowlers with averages of 185 and above move their games to the next level. Space is limited to the first 10 entrants, so be sure to submit your entry below.


Saturday, Jan. 2 – Adult Clinic SESSION IS SOLD OUT!!!

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: SOLD OUT — CLASS IS FULL!!

Clinic Size: Maximum of 10 adult bowlers (ages 18 and older)

Students will have the opportunity to work with the ITRC staff on several aspects of their games, including classroom and on-lane training sessions, release property discovery, physical game analysis and training and much more. This clinic is for adult bowlers with averages of 185 and above.

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Hours for the ITRC

The International Training and Research Center’s hours of operation are:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday – Tuesday: Closed

In addition, the ITRC will be available seven days a week for private events, camps and clinics or tournaments. Be sure to visit our contact page to reach out by phone or our contact form.

ITRC to Host 2nd World Bowling Coach Conference

The World Bowling Coach Conference will return to the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) in May, bringing together coaches from around the world for an educational conference on the sport of bowling.

In conjunction with World Bowling, the world governing body for the sport of bowling, the ITRC staff will host the three-day conference from May 6-8 in Arlington, Texas.

The ITRC staff also hosted the first World Bowling Coach Conference in 2014, which featured nearly 100 coaches representing 28 countries.

2013ETBFiCoachRodRoss.jpgThis year’s conference will include presentations from 16 of the best bowling minds from across the globe, including Team USA head coach Rod Ross, European Tenpin Bowling Federation lead instructor Juha Maja and Team USA sports psychologist Dr. Dean Hinitz.

“We’re honored and excited to host such an incredible panel featuring some of the top minds in the sport,” said Ross (pictured left), one of six United States Bowling Congress Gold coaches scheduled to be among the presenters. “This conference will give coaches a chance to learn, discuss and apply the necessary tools to continue to build a future for the sport.”

Topics that will be presented during the conference include detailed looks into ball motion, the physical and mental game, strategies for team play and the latest advances in coaching.

Coaches in attendance will get an in-depth look at the technology housed at the ITRC and how it is applied to coaching, including biomechanical motion analysis.

As part of the conference, participants will get the opportunity to see how bowling balls, pins, lanes and more are tested prior to becoming approved for USBC-certified competition as well as the chance to see the USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications department’s Enhanced Automated Robotic Launcher – E.A.R.L. – in action.

The ITRC is part of the International Bowling Campus and conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame as part of the three-day experience. The conference will conclude May 8 with an open-panel discussion with the presenters.

Registration for the World Bowling Coach Conference is open, and interested coaches are encouraged to register as soon as possible at WorldBowlingCoach.com since space is limited.