Dean Champ

About Dean Champ

Dean Champ is a USBC-certified Silver coach who has been coaching bowlers of all levels and styles for 10 years. He is also the creator of the popular Analysis of Modern 10-Pin Bowling YouTube videos. Dean is the former Head Coach of the Australian Adult Women's team.

Coaching the Unorthodox – Part 2

Unique gripping and release parameters


In this follow-up article on coaching those with unorthodox traits, I will look into other aspects of a bowler’s game and my approach to coaching them, with a focus on the bowler’s grip, ball roll, mental game, and also the... [Read More]

Coaching the Unorthodox – Part 1

Stepping away from the coaching assembly line

Coaching the Unorthodox - Part 1

Every once in a while, I am asked to help a bowler whose technique is a bit different from the norm. You can probably think of someone who bowls league that goes about it a bit differently. At the professional... [Read More]

Recovering Mentally After Injury

Tips for dealing with the journey back to the lanes


Injuries in bowling—and sports in general—are an inevitable part of participating in a physical activity, but one of the greatest qualities of bowling is being able to compete at a high level into middle age and older. This is a... [Read More]

FACTS Coaching

Feedback, accountability, courage, tension, and systems

FACTS Coaching

While the specific outcomes and philosophies of business coaching differ from athletic coaching, the overall objective is the same: to help the individual or team get better at what they do. I don’t believe there is a step-by-step guide to becoming... [Read More]

Making Luck Work for You

Perception, confidence, and statistics

Making Luck Work for You

Do you have to wear the same shirt when you bowl, or put your shoes on in a certain order? Do you have a favorite or lucky ball that you can always rely on to get you out of trouble?... [Read More]

Roles and Functions of a Coach

Perspectives on the bowler/coach relationship

roles and functions of a coach

I have always found the role and impact of a coach in athlete and team development a fascinating one, along with the relationships that form. This was brought to my attention again recently when Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios made... [Read More]

Atomic Bowling – Part 1

The power of small improvements, habits, and time management

Atomic Bowling - Part 1

First off, apologies for the clickbait-style title of this article. It is actually about forming habits and improving your bowling game using strategies from an excellent book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. What I’ll be covering is how small... [Read More]

Challenges for Improving Your Bowling Practices

Challenges for Improving Your Bowling Practices

Using your practice time on the lanes effectively is essential to consolidating technique changes and to fast-tracking your skill development. If your training only consists of getting lined up and bowling a bunch of strikes, then you aren’t making the... [Read More]

Mind Your Bowling – Part 2

Mind Your Bowling - Part 2

In Part 2 of Mind Your Bowling, I will be discussing some of the practical things you can do to develop your mindfulness skills. There are a number of exercises and activities to practice in this article, and, although it... [Read More]

Mind Your Bowling – Part 1

The benefits of mindfulness for bowlers

Mind Your Bowling - Part 1

Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword in sport these days, with more teams and athletes using it and advocating the positive effect it has had on them and their results. One of the most successful coaches in the US... [Read More]