What is Backstage Bowling?

Backstage Bowling is an online, interactive community where you can receive coaching from four of the best coaches in the world while interacting with other passionate bowlers.

Who is on the Backstage Bowling staff?

The Backstage Bowling Staff consists of four of the top bowling coaches in the world; Mike Shady, Shannon O’Keefe, Mike Jasnau, Bryan O’Keefe.

Why should I join Backstage Bowling?

There are a number of reasons why you should join Backstage Bowling. If you take bowling seriously and want to improve your bowling game, Backstage Bowling is for you. With 24/7/365 access to four of the best coaches in the world, your bowling game is sure to improve quicker than ever. In addition, Backstage Bowling is an awesome way to collaborate and build relationships with other bowlers from around the world. The Backstage Bowling community is a supportive one in which bowlers can be free to ask their questions and root other bowlers on. Also, Backstage Bowling members receive exclusive discounts with industry partners along with access to giveaways each month!

Is Backstage Bowling for all skill levels?

It sure is! Our Backstage Bowling community consists of bowlers ranging from the beginner level all the way up to advanced! No matter whether you are just getting started or have aspirations of becoming a professional bowler one day, Backstage Bowling can help you get there! Our community is a very positive group that helps other members along the way.

What different membership options does Backstage Bowling offer?

Currently, we offer three different membership options; a monthly membership, an annual membership, and a two-year membership.

Where do I receive my coaching and interact with other members?

All of the coaching and interaction happens in our private Backstage Bowling Facebook group. Using a private Facebook group allows you to post videos of your bowling along with any questions you may have that you would like answered by the coaches. In addition, private 1-on-1 virtual lessons are available at an additional cost.


Thanks to Backstage Bowling for the new ball that was given away tonight. Tonight I was able to finish a great week of league bowling with another series of 739. I shot 739 Monday night as well and 753 Tuesday night. I was able to work on my breathing again tonight and it helped for sure. Thanks again to the whole crew with Backstage Bowling for your help and inspiration, and now for the new bowling ball!

Joe Englekes - Backstage Bowling Member

I want to say thank you to all the coaches on here. This page is so awesome and helpful. Who would have ever thought that we would be able to interact with the talent we have on this page. I just signed up for a year subscription just so I could get more tips and coaching. Thanks again.

Steven Bowling - Backstage Bowling Member

Coach Shannon, thank you for the video this afternoon about the positioning of you pinkie and index finger. It helped me tonight make and complete some spares. 604 is my high series this season so far. Thank you very much.

Jamie Appling - Backstage Bowling Member

Is there a limit to the amount of posts I can make and coaching I can receive?

No! There is no limit to the number of videos or questions you post in the group. We do ask our members to keep the number of posts within reason, and remain patient with our coaches as they work to respond to all of our members each and every day. 

Besides coaching, what else do I receive with my membership?

 In addition to receiving coaching from our coaches, our staff provides our members with events such as live streams, Q & A’s, seminars, behind the scenes videos, early access to our YouTube videos, 20% off products, 20% off products, entries into our bowling ball and lesson giveaways, and much more!

I purchased my membership. Now what?

Once you have purchased your membership, you will receive a confirmation email (if you have not received an email within 30 minutes, please check your spam folder) with the link to request access into our private Facebook group. All you have to do is click the link, request access into the group, and then our staff will admit you so you can begin receiving coaching and exploring our community. 

Do I unlock a video library with my membership?

You do not unlock a video library once you purchase a membership. You do unlock all of the live-streams featuring the coaching staff, experts in the industry, and other “backstage” chats with the biggest names in the bowling industry. We also publish  instructional videos on InsideBowling’s YouTube channel every Tuesday and Thursday. The Backstage Bowling Facebook group is where you can have a conversation with our coaches to dive deeper into each video. YouTube is where anyone can watch the lessons, Backstage Bowling is where you can have a conversation with the coaches about the lessons. Those videos can be found at, and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of our new videos. 

Why do I have to be over 18 years old to have a membership?

In an effort to protect our members and staff and remain compliant with Safesport guidelines, we require all members to be above the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent purchase your membership for you and interact in the Facebook group under your parent’s Facebook profile.

How do I manage my membership?

To change the type of membership you have, cancel your membership, or adjust anything in regards to your billing, log into your account and once on your profile, select the “Manage Subscriptions” button and you will be able to manage your membership.

I don’t have a Facebook profile. Can I still purchase a Backstage Bowling membership?

Anyone can purchase a Backstage Bowling membership. However, in order to take advantage of the membership and receive coaching, you must be in the Facebook group. Creating a Facebook profile is quick and easy. Simply go to, select Create Account, fill out the necessary information, and you’ll be all set to go! For those that don’t want to be on Facebook, some members have signed up for Facebook and only use it for the Backstage Bowling group. Designing an app of our own with the many features Facebook provides would have made us have to charge more for the service. 

I want to partner or become a sponsor with Backstage Bowling. What should I do?

Contact with any business inquiries you may have.

Can I hire Backstage Bowling to do a camp/clinic?

Absolutely! The Backstage Bowling staff is extremely experienced with camps and clinics and would be happy to organize one with you! Contact to organize your next bowling camp or clinic.

Have a question that isn’t on here?

E-mail us at with any questions and we would be happy to help!