Coaching

The best athletes get coached

Working with an experienced coach is the most effective way to get results. Whether you're brand new to the sport or already competing at a high level, we can help.

Learning is personal

Every bowler is as unique as a fingerprint. We customize our coaching to your learning preferences and goals: utilizing video, discussing the 'why' behind our suggestions, and making sure you're comfortable with each step of the process. We have helped hundreds of different bowlers establish sound fundamentals, prepare for competition, or solve problems in as little as one session or on an ongoing basis. We know that great coaches need to be great communicators.

Bowling has changed more in the last 10 years than in the 40 years prior

Are you up-to-date on the latest techniques and strategies? We are. We spend our days and nights discussing the sport with a diverse group of bowlers, participate in continuing education on the latest technology and innovations, and regularly work to improve our own game with the help of great coaches. We've learned how to excel from the Kegel Training Center – widely considered the best resource for bowling coaching in the world - and our own experience on the PBA tour.


Five 60 Minute Sessions

$200

Great option to develop fundamentals or problem solve across many areas

Long-term relationship between bowler and coach accelerates growth

No expiration date

Best Value!


60 Minute Session

$50

Allows you to work deeply in one area or tackle a few things at once

A way to try coaching without a longer commitment



30 Minute Session

$25

Recommended for focused problem solving



General Session Info:

  • Sessions take place at Colonial Lanes
  • Lane and shoe rental fees are included
  • Time can be shared by multiple bowlers
  • Equipment and fit evaluation are always available
  • Payment is due at the time of the session via cash, check, or PayPal
  • Cancellations require 24 hours notice
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Why choose Mike as your Coach?

  • 25 years bowling, 5 years coaching
  • Has coached over 100 different bowlers
  • USBC Level 1 Certified Coach
  • Experience working with all levels
  • Coached by the best in the world at the Kegel Training Center
  • Five regional PBA Titles
  • State record for highest four game series: 1179
  • 55 sanctioned 300 games, including one PBA
  • 40 sanctioned 800 series, including one 802 at USBC Nationals Tournament
  • Enjoys bowling, fishing, darts, pool, good food, craft beer, and seeing people succeed
  • Please stop in or call to set up your first session!

Why choose Dave as your Coach?

  • 40 years bowling, 10 years coaching
  • Has coached over 100 different bowlers
  • USBC Bronze level trained
  • 15 sanctioned 300s
  • 1 sanctioned 800
  • Enjoys bowling, sports cars, golf, dogs, and laughing
  • Please stop in or call to inquire about working with Dave
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We've coached hundreds of bowlers!

Here are just a couple of our success stories:

Meet Robert "Robbie" Frank Mitchell

Watch Robbie's before and after videos to see the difference. A year ago, Robert Frank Mitchell was averaging in the 160s. He started taking lessons with Mike Moore, practicing regularly and building out his arsenal of Motiv balls. Robbie is now averaging 205, rolled his first 300 this summer, and shot his highest sanctioned series on 11/7/17 with an impressive 734 (258, 231, & 245). Congratulations, Robbie! We look forward to celebrating your continued success.

 

Meet Leanne Vastbinder

Mike began working with Leanne when she took up bowling at the age of 11. As a result of her hard work, practice, and lessons over the years, Leanne became one of the best bowlers in Florida. Here are just some of the highlights from her impressive career so far:

  • Two-time State Champion: FHSAA Single Girl's Division 2014 & 2016
  • 2015: led her Christian Circle Academy team to win the FHSAA title
  • 2016: back to back 300s for her first 800 series

Leanne is now thriving in college and continues to compete at a high level thanks to the excellent support she received from Mike and others!

 

You can learn more about Leanne's amazing win at states and how Coach Mike helped her prepare here:

Leanne's interview with the Orlando Sentinel

Meet Makoto Schoppert

Makoto and his coworkers started bowling during their lunch break on Fridays. At the time, he was a true novice to the sport and was happy to even break 100. Makoto realized pretty quickly that it would make financial sense to buy his own shoes and, later, got curious about ball technology. That's when he met Mike. They discussed the benefits of taking some lessons and started working together on a regular basis. They began with the basics of footwork and timing and progressed from there.

In less than a year, Makoto went from consistently shooting less than 100 to being able to break 200. Within two years of working with Mike and practicing regularly, he now averages over 170 in his Wednesday night league and keeps besting his high score (currently 254!).

What our clients are saying...

From Allison Danielsen

After bowling seriously in my youth, I was injured and unable to do it for 15 years. With my doctor’s clearance to return, I walked in to Lightning Strikes Pro Shop and met Mike Moore. He was extremely knowledgeable about the sport and made excellent equipment recommendations to get me restarted.

I didn’t want to repeat the same mistakes that got me injured in the first place and had some complicated health issues to work around. With ball and lane technology changing drastically over the years, my approach was no longer ideal anyway. I spoke to Mike about coaching after watching him work with another bowler who was returning to the sport. He was tailoring his advice to this person’s style and the results were clearly positive.

Since then, I’ve purchased more than fifteen sessions and can’t recommend the service more highly. Mike has helped me work on my fundamentals from bottom to top (because legs are the most important part of the game!). He’s an incredible bowler himself but he takes the results his clients have as seriously as he takes his own: I dare you to watch him as he’s observing one of us and not see the investment written all over his face. Mike figured out pretty fast how I like to learn and isn’t afraid to push me or make adjustments when something isn’t working. We’ve been able to make changes to my pitch, span, and arsenal as I’ve grown because he’s constantly evaluating my equipment. He can make a seemingly endless number of suggestions thanks to his experience bowling at an elite level, drilling balls for thousands of people, and coaching many others. He knows what works (and almost as important, what doesn’t).

I feel confident that I’ll keep getting better with Mike’s help. Most importantly, I am optimistic that despite my health concerns, I’ll be able to continue to bowl for a long time.

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