Shocker Bowling Youth Weekend Camps

Shocker Bowling’s Youth Weekend Camp is one of the premiere bowling camps in the country. Campers can meet and connect with other athletes from around the country that share their same love for bowling for four days, immersed in the sport. Camps start on Friday evening and go through Monday afternoon. Instruction is a mixture of on-lane and classroom, with fun competitions in the evening times. Campers are split into two groups and travel from the classroom to the lanes in their groups. While at camp, a pro-shop specialist will check the fit of every camper’s bowling ball and offer suggestions. Campers will also get a one-on-one video lesson with a Shocker Bowling Head Coach. 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.  Campers get to experience college dorm-life as they stay in Shocker Hall, the freshmen dorm at Wichita State University, and eat in the Shocker Hall Dining Hall. Tuition includes all meals, lodging and instruction from Friday evening to Monday afternoon.

 

2023 Camp  Dates

Dates to be announced

Tuition and Registration Information

  • $675 per camper – includes all lodging, meals and instruction
  • $100 deposit required to secure spot
  • Boys only and co-ed camps
  • Ages 12-18
  • Add on a Storm bowling ball for as low as $130 and have it drilled at camp for $30!

 

 

Youth Weekend Camp Schedule

Friday
  • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. -- Check in, Lower Level of the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC)
    **store bowling balls in RSC, staff takes campers with luggage to Shocker Hall, videotaping for video analysis begins
  • 7:00 p.m. -- Opening Dinner and Camp Orientation at Rhatigan Student Center
    **tickets available for purchase for guests of campers
  • 8:30 p.m. -- Free time in Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes (SSGL)
    **grip analysis begins, video taping continues
  • 9:00 p.m. -- Campers return to dorm with resident assistants (RAs)
  • 10:30 p.m. -- Campers in rooms
  • 11:00 p.m. -- Bed check and lights out
Saturday
  • 6:50 a.m. -- Wake up campers
  • 7:35 a.m. -- ROLL CALL of campers at Shocker Hall by RAs, prepare for breakfast
  • 7:45 a.m. -- Breakfast at RSC (campers and RAs)
  • 8:15 a.m. -- Camp photos taken at SSGL
  • 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. -- RAs walk campers to Shocker Hall
  • 12:10 p.m. -- Lunch at Shocker Dining Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. -- RAs walk campers to RSC/SSGL
  • 1:30 p.m. -- Stretching and fitness 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. -- RAs walk campers to Shocker Hall
  • 5:10 p.m. -- Dinner at Shocker Hall cafeteria
  • 6:00 p.m. -- FLEX NIGHT: free time/optional challenge matches/on-lane practice/billiards at SSGL or an outside activity
  • 9:00 p.m. -- RAs walk campers to Shocker Hall
  • 11:00 p.m. -- Bed check and lights out
Sunday
  • 7:10 a.m. -- Wake up campers
  • 7:45 a.m. -- ROLL CALL of campers at Shocker Hall by RAs, prepare for breakfast
  • 7:50 a.m. -- Breakfast at RSC (campers and RAs)
  • 8:30 a.m. -- Stretching and fitness at SSGL
  • 9:00 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
  • 10:30 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
  • 12:00 p.m. -- RAs walk campers to Shocker Hall
  • 12:10 p.m. -- Lunch at Shocker Dining Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. -- RAs walk campers to RSC/SSGL
  • 1:15 p.m. – SPECTO demo with Coach Harris
  • 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. -- RAs walk campers to Shocker Hall
  • 5:10 p.m. -- Dinner at Shocker Hall cafeteria
  • 6:00 p.m. -- FLEX NIGHT: free time/optional challenge matches/on-lane practice/billiards at SSGL
  • 7:00 p.m. – Parent’s meeting about Shocker Bowling
  • 9:00 p.m. -- RAs walk campers to Shocker Hall
  • 11:00 p.m. -- Bed check and lights out
Monday
  • 6:45 a.m. -- Wake up campers
  • 7:25 a.m. -- ROLL CALL of campers and CHECK OUT OF DORMS
  • 7:40 a.m. -- Breakfast at Shocker Hall
  • 8:10 a.m. -- RAs and campers walk to RSC
  • 8:15 a.m. -- Baker Tournament (entire group) at SSGL
  • 11:00 a.m. -- Team play discussion and wrap-up (entire group) at SSGL
  • 11:30 a.m. – Admissions presentation for parents
  • 11:30 a.m. -- Closing luncheon (campers and staff only) in RSC
  • 12:30 p.m. -- Camp concludes

Youth Weekend Camp 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
Lodging
  • Lodging for campers is included in these camps. Campers will be housed in our on campus dorms, Shocker Hall.
Meals
  • All camper meals are included for this camps. (Friday dinner thru Monday lunch)