Carl Nichols

About Carl Nichols

Carl Nichols is a USBC Silver coach, PBA member, and IBPSIA member. He has over 40 years of combined experience as a coach and pro shop operator, including over 25 years of collegiate coaching. His interests include sports psychology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and ball motion mechanics. Outside of bowling, Carl enjoys boating, diving, flying, golf, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

25 Common Bowling Errors – Part 3

Safety concerns, trigger point, elbow bend, and spine tilt

25 Common Bowling Errors - Part 3

As we continue on with this series (click here for Part 1 and Part 2), I realized that I, along with many other bowlers, sometimes take the simple subjects for granted. However, we must remind ourselves to always pay close attention to even... [Read More]

25 Common Bowling Errors – Part 2

Practicing with a purpose, carry angle, and ball selection

25 Common Bowling Errors - Part 2

After coaching and competitively bowling for more than 40 years, it has been fun and extremely interesting watching not only our game of bowling change over the years, but to also continue to see the progression of coaching techniques. In... [Read More]

25 Common Bowling Errors – Part 1

Speed control, watching ball reaction, balance, and drifting

25 Common Bowling Errors - Part 1

After 40 years of coaching, running a pro shop, and giving lessons, it has become apparent that certain issues with bowlers' games keep popping up at all skill levels. These issues can be major roadblocks that stop a bowler from... [Read More]