Six Sport bowlers will win a trip to Team USA Fantasy Camp

Dec. 21, 2010, 11:48 a.m. (ET)
ARLINGTON, Texas - Members of United States Bowling Congress Sport Bowling leagues will have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to an ultimate Team USA Experience Fantasy Camp.

Six winners will be invited to visit the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, where they will train with Team USA coaches at the International Training and Research Center and then take on six members of Team USA in a special competition broadcast live on BOWL.com.

"This is the ultimate opportunity for our Sport Bowling members to learn from the sport's best coaches and get to meet members of Team USA," USBC Managing Director of Marketing and Membership Kevin Terry said. "This program also provides even more value to Sport Bowling membership."

To be eligible, USBC Sport Bowling members simply need to shoot a 200 game or higher in a USBC-certified Sport Bowling league between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011 and then fill out the entry form on BOWL.com.

Two semifinalists will be selected on the first day of each month beginning Feb. 1. Starting March 15 and continuing every other month, the four most recent semifinalists will face off in an online poll on BOWL.com. For example, two semifinalists will be selected in January and two more in February. Those four will face off in the online poll starting March 15. After 14 days of voting, the top vote-getter will win a trip to the Fantasy Camp to take advantage of the technology available at the ITRC.

The ITRC is home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge coaching technologies available in the bowling industry today, including high-speed video cameras, motion-capture devices, foot-pressure sensors and goggles enhanced with cameras to show exactly where a player is looking during the approach and delivery. A DVR system also is in place and can record any video feed to let a bowler see what they did on their last shot as soon as they step off the lane.

Other technology includes Computer-Aided Tracking System, known as C.A.T.S. which consists of a series of sensors placed along the lane that measure aspects of a bowler's game such as ball speed, accuracy, launch angle, and break-point control. CA.T.S. is combined with BowlersMAP, which breaks down video of the players, to give the athletes a real-time look at their games.

A United States Olympic Committee-recognized training center, the ITRC is a joint venture of USBC and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. It is the most innovative and advanced training, research and testing facility in the sport of bowling with 14 lanes for training and six for research and testing.

For more information on the Team USA Experience Fantasy Camp contest, visit bowl.com/sportbowling.