The Bowling Combine: College Prospects
International Bowling Campus
August 10-11, 2011
International Bowling Campus
621 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
The ITRC is the only training facility that sends athletes to international tournaments representing Team USA. There's a staff of world-class coaches, a top-of-the-line pro shop and a fully equipped fitness center. It's a facility equipped with 14 dedicated training lanes, biomechanical motion tracking, DigiTrax TM ball motion technology, video analysis from robotic cameras, BowlersMap TM, foot and grip pressure mapping, state-of-the-art robotics and eye tracking of the bowler's vision.
All packages include bowling on any specific Sport-compliant pattern of the bowler's choosing. Packages that include "labor" are for a ball drilling, ball re-surface or ball rejuvenation.
Tier 1: $40
Tier 2: $65
Tier 3: $95
These are monthly packages. Three-month minimum purchase is required. Upgrading to a higher-tier plan during the subscription period requires a three-month subscription at the new tier with credit for the balance remaining of the old tier. Packages do not include access to the fitness center.Read More
Whether you are a professional bowler, international player, Junior Gold, collegiate, high school, or youth bowler, senior or even a once a week league bowler, ITRC can Up Your Game!
Train and study with world-renowned coaches at the most advanced facility of its kind in the world.
We offer individual private lessons as well as group lessons.
|Individual Private Lessons|
|Group Lessons (with one coach)|
|2 players||$325 each*|
|3 players||$225 each*|
|4 players||$175 each*|
|5 players||$150 each*|
|2 players||$600 each*|
|3 players||$425 each*|
|4 players||$325 each*|
|5 players||$275 each*|
|High School / College / National Teams / Federations**|
|For 6-10 bowlers and 2 coaches from team Includes 1-2 staff|
|1-3 days||$2500 per day*|
|4+ days||$2000 per day*|
*BPAA & USBC Members receive a 5% discount; Sport Bowling Members receive a 10% discount
**Special & custom packages availableRead More
Rod Ross – Head Coach
Ross is a USBC Gold coach. He is the head coach for the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) and for Team USA. A United States Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, he developed the BowlersMAP and DigiTrax bowling software.
Kim Terrell-Kearney – Assistant Head Coach
Terrell-Kearney is a USBC Silver coach. She is the assistant head coach for the ITRC and for Team USA. A USBC Hall of Famer, she is a two-time U.S. Women's Open champion and a 10-time professional champion.
Bryan O'Keefe – Assistant Coach
O'Keefe is a USBC Silver coach, a Team USA and ITRC assistant coach and is listed among Bowlers Journal International's 100 Top Coaches. He earned first-team All-America honors while helping Nebraska win the national title in 1996.
Nick Bohanan - Sports Performance Specialist
Bohannan is a certifed and liscensed athletic trainer, certified personal trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He works closely with Team USA and Junior Team USA on conditioning and injury care.
The ITRC is the only bowling training facility in the United States with a full fitness center on site. It is managed by Nick Bohanan, Sports Performance Specialist, a certified and licensed athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist who works with Team USA and Junior Team USA on conditioning and nutrition. For inquiries, he can be contacted at email@example.com.
The ITRC Pro Shop is the home of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association. It has a modern design with marketing and sales in mind. A teaching pro shop, there is space for five drill presses in its separate drill room. Clients will also find a full selection of equipment and merchandise available. For inquiries, contact Bryan O'Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NGB stands for National Governing Body, and USBC is the National Governing Body of the sport of bowling, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. USBC sets and maintains the rules and standards for all bowling competition.
Team consisting of research engineers, a research chemist and research technicians who test bowling balls, pins, lane surfaces and oils to make sure that those four factors of the sport meet the standards set by USBC before they can be used in USBC-certified leagues or tournaments.
One of the most important members of the Equipment Specifications and Certifications team at the United States Bowling Congress isn't a scientist, it's a state-of-the-art ball-throwing robot named E.A.R.L.
E.A.R.L. (Enhanced Automated Robotic Launcher) is designed to be able to consistently simulate any type of bowling style with an accuracy and consistency on the lanes that no human bowler can achieve. Those qualities make E.A.R.L. invaluable in the many studies necessary to keep up with the ever-changing bowling ball industry.
The newest member of the team, E.A.R.L. has been brought in to replace the organization's first robot, Harry, which was introduced in 1999 and recently was retired after more than a decade of research.
Harry was a unique, computer-controlled hybrid machine partly encased in safety glass that combined hydraulics, air pressure and electronics to power a mechanical arm that delivered bowling balls to help test balls, lanes, pins and oil patterns. Harry was similar to the United States Golf Association's robotic golfer "Iron Byron," whose mechanical arm swings golf clubs for research purposes.
E.A.R.L. has more automated features than Harry and can throw the ball left-handed or right-handed. It can consistently duplicate shot after shot at ball speeds anywhere from 10-24 miles per hour and rev rates anywhere from 50-900 rpm, a significantly wider range than its predecessor.
Pairing the robot and the International Training and Research Center's computerize ball-tracking program, a computer and sensor system that precisely tracks bowling ball location and speed as it travels down a lane, gives USBC a key advantage in the sophisticated tracking and measurement of ball motion data.
The main goal of the ball motion studies, started in 2005, is to gather data about the complex dynamics and inner motion characteristics of today's high-tech bowling balls. USBC is testing to determine how balls with different properties and characteristics act together, then use this and other information obtained in working with bowling ball manufacturers and other industry leaders to set performance-based specifications for bowling balls used in USBC-certified competition.
E.A.R.L. was named by USBC Junior Gold youth bowler Melissa Stewart of Roswell, Ga. She figured if bowling great Earl Anthony's nickname was "The Machine," then it was only "fitting to name the new ball-throwing robot for a bowler with machine-like characteristics."Read More