Lessons, Tune-Ups, IAB Sessions, IAB Studio300, Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo & Rates
USBC Gold Level Coach
A Bowlers Journal Magazine's "Top 100 Coach" since 2006, Bill has taught professionally since 1980, is a Gold Level USBC Coach (one of the first 20), and also has served on the Gold Level Review Committee since 2001. He was a Head Teaching Pro for Professional Bowling Camps for 10 years from 1980-1990 and taught at Bowling This Month's Super School in 1997.
Bowlers Journal, Bowling Digest
He wrote “Bill Spigner's Pro's Corner” for the Chicago Bowler for 6 years from 1985-1990; “Bill Spigner's Pro's Corner” instructional articles for Bowling Digest magazine for 22 years from 1983-2004, and “The Pro Approach” for Bowlers Journal magazine since May, 2008.
Since 2003 he has been the coach of the Vernon Hills High School Boy's Bowling Team and every year since 2003 individuals or the entire team has qualified for the IHSA State Tournament including the team finishing in 2nd place in 2011 and 3rd place in 2006 in only it's third year of competition.
Bill has worked with many PBA and PWBA touring professional bowlers including Kim Adler; PBA Hall-of-Famer's Mark Williams, Johnny Petraglia and Dave Soutar; 10-time PBA Champion Steve Neff and PBA Champion Dennis Lane; bowling legend Carmen Salvino; and PBA Champion, Chris Loschetter. Bill also helped coach the Indiana University Boy's Bowling Team when his older son Robby was a student there and the University of Illinois Boy's Bowling Team when his youngest son Jimmy was a student there. CLICK HERE to download Bill's Lesson Flyer.
Bill utilizes video-taping and form analysis software in all his lessons and all lessons are tailored to the bowler's level of expertise, whether they are a beginner or very advanced player. Adult (age 19 or older) private lessons cost $85 per hour, or a pre-paid lesson package of 4 – 45 minute or 3 hour lessons for $230. Youth (age 18 and younger) and seniors (age 62 and older) private lessons cost $75 per hour, or a pre-paid lesson package of 4 – 45 minute or 3 hour lessons for $200. Pre-paid lesson packages also include a CD or e-mail of videos shot during lessons. Bowling game fees are not included in the lesson cost – games cost $2 for each game bowled before, during, or after a lesson. Bill also offers ball fitting, grip analysis, and equipment recommendations for an additional fee. To schedule a lesson, CLICK HERE to send him an e-mail or call or text him at 1-847-828-1712. To purchase bowling instruction for yourself or as a gift, CLICK HERE to go to Bill's Pay Online page.
A popular lesson option is Bill's Monday Tune-Up. Held on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month from 6:30-7:30pm, the Monday Tune-Up is limited to 6 people and pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 a person and includes bowling game fees. Special practice rates afterwards for Monday Tune-Up attendees are available. As with his private lessons, the Monday Tune-Up is tailored to each attendee's level of expertise. To sign up for a Monday Tune-Up, CLICK HERE to send him an e-mail or call or text him at 1-847-828-1712. To purchase a Monday Tune-Up for yourself or as a gift, CLICK HERE to go to Bill's Pay Online page.
New to Bill's lesson options are video lessons. The initial video lesson is really two lessons for one price – an initial video review and a follow-up after you have worked on Bill's suggested changes. The initial includes a complete voice-over video analysis in slow motion and stop action with a model to compare yourself to including drills and instructions on how to practice your changes. For this initial video lesson you will need to e-mail Bill 4 videos – three full body shots of your complete approach from your stance to your finish position from the back, side and front; and the 4th is a close-up of your release.
After you've practiced Bill's suggestions you'll send Bill another 4 follow-up videos for him to analyze your progress. Cost for this initial video and follow-up is $100 for Adults (age 19+); $90 for Seniors (age 62+); and $90 for Youth (age 18 and younger). Video lessons #3 and beyond will cost $45 for Adults (age 19+); $40 for Seniors (age 62+) and $40 for Youth (age 18 and younger). Also anyone taking an in-person private lesson package can also have a video follow-up lesson for the same price – $45 for Adults (age 19+); $40 for Seniors (age 62+) and $40 for Youth (age 18 and younger). To purchase video lessons for yourself or as a gift CLICK HERE to go to Bill's Pay Online page.
LBCA Youth Learn-To-Bowl Clinic
Even though the July 26, 2015 Lake County Bowling Association Youth Learn-to-Bowl Clinic was sparsely attended the ones who came got some wonderful on-lane and classroom help to improve their bowling game. After a short classroom presentation Bill took them out on the lanes, video taped, and worked personally with each attendee. Proceeds from the clinic were all donated to the USBC's Bowling to Veterans Link (BVL) benefiting the men and women in our armed forces. CLICK HERE to view the 2015 flyer. CLICK HERE to be notified when future LCBA Clinics are held. Photo courtesy of Mike Jacobs.
Jr. Gold Lane Play Tune-Up
Bill's 4th Annual Jr. Gold Lane Play Tune-Up will be held on 4 successive Tuesdays – June 7, 14, 21, and 28 – from 6:30-8:30pm. The Jr. Gold Lane Play Tune-Up is limited to 12 youth bowlers and costs $140 which includes bowling game fees. Designed to help youth bowlers prepare for the Jr. Gold Championships (in Indianapolis this year) Bill will explain how to play the different oil patterns, spare shooting and equipment selection. CLICK HERE to go to Bill's Lesson Page where you can view the Jr. Gold Lane Play Tune-up Flyer. Special practice rates afterwards for Jr. Gold Tune-Up attendees are available. Call or text Bill at 1-847-828-1712, or CLICK HERE for sign-up and CLICK HERE to go to Bill's Pay Online Page to pay. ADVANCED PAYMENT IN FULL ($140) IS REQUIRED TO HOLD SPOT.
Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo
From July 12-14th the 6th Annual Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo will be held at Western Bowl, Indianapolis, IN. The three day event will feature two full days of on-lane instruction with top coaches from around the country (Bill is one of the coaches) and many of the top collegiate coaches will be there scouting. Here is your chance to get noticed and hopefully recruited ! Limited to 204 bowlers high school grade level 10-12 for 2016-17 or 2016 graduated seniors. A minimum entering average of 190+ for boys and 175+ for girls is suggested for best recruiting consideration. Sign-up by April 30th to get the early bird pricing of $359; it increases to $389 after that. Price is for both student and parent programs and includes a custom jersey by Logo Infusion for the student. For more information CLICK HERE to go to the Turbo Tech website where you can view and download the 6th Annual Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo brochure and registration form. Photos courtesy of Turbo Grips.
IAB Studio 300 Clinic
For a longer training session consider a Studio 300 Clinic. The last one was held at St. Charles Lanes, April 23-24th and the two-day clinic featured classroom, mental game, grip assessment, equipment fitting and taping adjustments, and on-lane instruction including video analysis. If you would like to be informed of the next Studio 300 Clinic call or text Bill at 1-847-828-1712 or CLICK HERE to go to Bill's "Contact Bill" page and use the form to let Bill know.
The IAB Sessions
Recently added to Bill's lesson choices are the The IAB Sessions. The first The IAB Sessions: Fundamentals was held April 26, 2014 and The IAB Sessions: Lane Play + Spares was held June 1, 2014. The IAB Sessions emphasis much hands-on personal on-lane coaching from Bill and Diandra incorporating drills, iPad video taping and Bill's ball fitting analysis and taping methods. For more pictures The date for the next IAB Sessions hasn't been determined yet, but if you would like to be informed of the next one call or text Bill at 1-847-828-1712 or CLICK HERE to go to Bill's Contact Bill page and use the form to let Bill know.
Lesson Where, When, How
Bill gives his lessons at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, 316 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, IL by appointment only, but arrangements can be made if you are interested in having Bill come to your home bowling center for instructions whether it's for lessons for a group of people, private party, or corporate event. CLICK HERE for directions to Brunswick Zone Hawthorn.
To contact Bill for lessons, sign up for the Monday Tune-Ups, Video Lessons, Jr. Gold Lane Play Tune-Up, The IAB Sessions, Studio300 Bootcamps, Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo questions, or purchasing gift certificates CLICK HERE to send him an e-mail or call or text him at 1-847-828-1712. To purchase bowling instruction for yourself or as a gift CLICK HERE to go to Bill's Pay Online page.