Al has bowled competitively since 1967, he is a PBA50 Member, a USBC  Silver Level coach, and he was named a Bowler's Journal International Top 100 Coach in 2016

Al founded Hit the Headpin, Inc to share his love for the sport and to help others improve their game and love the sport more.  He has seen the changes in bowling over the years and enjoys sharing the rich history of bowling with younger bowlers. He has learned from the top coaches in our industry and worked to become a top level certified coach. 

Al continues to grow his knowledge and strives to be the best teacher of the sport possible. He is committed to excellence and to the success of his students.  

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for individuals and groups

HITTHEHEADPIN.COM  is a complete resource for everything bowling. Whether we are helping your youth to learn to throw the ball for the first time, help your established athlete get a college scholarship, or even beyond, we're here to help you succeed.


We are currently working through several bowling centers in the Jacksonville, FL area including Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach and St. Johns County areas to fit your needs. Varying schedules allow us to assist you at a convenient time for you.

Contact us to discuss your specific coaching needs. 



  with coach Al Henderson IN YOUR CORNER, get an in-depth coaching experience TO HELP YOUR GAME

  ​With the years of professional experience and subsequent certification, Al will assist you with the direction you wish to take your game.

  Sessions could be structured:

  • Fundamental training 
  • Lane Play and specific strategies
  • Focus on teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ball handling drills 
  • Personal mentoring based on athlete's stated goals

  Through Coach Al's guidance, you can improve your game to the level you desire and will commit to work toward.

  Schedule a lesson today! 

Coach Al Henderson