One of Coach Rod Ross's many tasks will be to oversee the use of the Computer Aided Tracking System (C.A.T.S.) which records the exact location and velocity of bowling balls as they roll down a lane.
Super C.A.T.S. is an expanded version of the Computer Aided Tracking System that USBC research staff uses to track bowling ball statistics on the lanes in the test facility. The difference between a regular C.A.T.S. system and Super C.A.T.S. is that instead of the normal eight-sensor system, Super C.A.T.S. has 23 sensors installed from 11 to 59 feet on the capping between lanes. In addition, Super C.A.T.S. tracks a variety of different variables from position to velocity and can calculate the lane friction value of a particular bowling ball as well as launch angle and entry angle into the pocket.