Nuts & Bolts Camp Information

Looking for a ton of bowling instruction, without having to stay in the dorms? Look no further than the Shocker Bowling Nuts & Bolts camp! The Nuts & Bolts camp is simply that, it’s the nuts and bolts of the Youth Weekend Camp without the extra frills. Campers will check in Saturday morning and spend all day in the classroom and on the lanes learning about bowling. They will do the same thing on Sunday! The curriculum is the exact same – classroom sessions, on-lane instruction, fit check with a pro shop specialist and a one-on-one lesson with a Shocker Bowling head coach. Lunch is provided both days. Campers are responsible for their own lodging arrangements for the weekend. All instruction takes place at the home of the 22-time National Champion Shocker Bowling team, the Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes inside the Rhatigan Student Center.  

 Camp Schedule Camp Curriculum

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2023 Camp Dates

Dates to be announced

Tuition and Registration Information

  • $425 per camper – includes instruction and lunches both days
  • $100 deposit required to secure spot
  • Co-ed
  • Ages 10-19
  • Add on a Storm bowling ball for as low as $130 and have it drilled at camp for $30!

 

Schedule

Saturday
  • 8:00 a.m. -- Camp check-in begins
  • 8:30 a.m. – Camp opening remarks
  • 9:00 a.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group A: on-lane instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group B: Physical Game educational session with Coach Lewis -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 10:30 a.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group B: on-lane instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group A: Physical Game educational session with Coach Lewis -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 12:00 p.m. -- Camp Photos
  • 12:30 p.m. -- Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m. -- Fitness/Stretching session
  • 2:00 p.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group A: on-lane instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group B: Ball Dynamics educational session with Storm Products -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 3:30 p.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group B: on-lane instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group A: Ball Dynamics educational session with Storm Products -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 5:00 p.m. – Camp day one wrap up
  • 5:15 p.m. – Camp check out
Sunday
  • 8:30 a.m. – camp check in
  • 9:00 a.m. -- Stretching and fitness at SSGL
  • 9:30 a.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group B: on-lane instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group A: Lane Play educational session with Coach Lewis and guest -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 11:00 a.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group A: on-lane instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group B: Lane Play educational session with Coach Lewis and guest -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 12:30 p.m. -- Lunch 
  • 2:00 p.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group B: Lane play demonstration/instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group A: Sports Psychology educational session with Coach Lewis and/or guest -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 3:30 p.m. -- On-lane/classroom instruction
    • *Group A: Lane play demonstration/instruction with Coach Steelsmith and on-lane coaches; grip and video analysis -- SSGL
    • *Group B: Sport Psychology educational session with Coach Lewis and/or guest -- meeting room on second floor of RSC
  • 5:00 p.m. – camp wrap up
  • 5:30 p.m. – camp check out

Curriculum

Physical Game
  • Video Analysis
  • Fundamentals
  • Stance
  • Footwork
  • Release
  • Balance
  • Timing
  • Arm Swing Technique
  • Leverage
  • Finish Position
  • Spare Shooting
Lane Play
  • Lane Surfaces
  • Reading Ball Reaction
  • Reading Oil Patterns
  • Adjustment Skills
  • Matching Equipment to Condition
Equipment
  • Grip Analysis
  • Matching balls to lane conditions
  • Ball Fit
  • Surface Adjustments
  • Composition
  • Core dynamics
Sports Psychology
  • Training Techniques
  • Goal Setting
  • Pre-competition plan
  • Event focus plan
  • Refocusing plan
  • Post competition evaluation
  • Relaxation
  • Team Play Skills
Physical Fitness
  • Physical conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Injury prevention