Get Your Mental Game Fitness in Shape

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When we talk to champions in any sport, “mental game” always comes up as a significant factor in consistent success. This is certainly the case in bowling. Players frequently cite the mental game as a swing factor in winning and... [Read More]

Tough Enough

How mentally tough are you?

Tough Enough

“When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winner’s circle. If you do, some day the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and... [Read More]

Getting Back in the Saddle

How are you going to ride that horse this time?

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” —Norman Cousins Imagine the following scenario. You are at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships (IBC) in Columbus, Georgia. Your team simply needs to mark in the eighth, ninth, and tenth frames in order for you... [Read More]

Taming Your Dragonflies

The devil you know and the devil you just met

It is tournament season once again in America. The USBC Championships are running squad after squad non-stop. Seeing players come down the runway, watching as the national anthem is played, sprinting through the brief warm ups….you don’t have to be... [Read More]

Is it Time to Call it Quits?

Examining the desire to throw in the towel

Is it Time to Call it Quits?

Every now and then you will see a bowler slam his/her bag down and declare, “I’m through with this!” Toward the middle or end of bowling season, you see players threaten to quit and never come back. Fortunately, most of... [Read More]

Being Superman

Watch out for kryptonite!

Being Superman

Every athlete who has ever faced the hot furnace of competition knows there are days when you know you just have “it”. You feel like Superman. Those are the days when you feel stronger, more energetic, confident, and coordinated. When... [Read More]

One for the Money

What makes a shot meaningful

One for the Money

Imagine preparing to roll a ball in the most meaningful frame of your life. How do you pick that one? Really, this could be anything. It might be the tenth frame of a mega-bucks tournament. Perhaps it is a shot... [Read More]

Getting Lucky

Learning how to roll the dice in your favor

Getting Lucky

Watching the Bayer Viper Open in Las Vegas (aired on January 22, 2012), Sean Rash put a shot almost right through the nose of the headpin. The result was an almost unmakeable split. No, wait…some of the downed pins rattled... [Read More]

How to Become a World Class Player

Five essential operating principles for taking you to the limits of your ability

How to Become a World Class Player

The USBC Masters Championship was played in Reno February 6-13th. Although there were hundreds of competitors, realistically there were only a handful who could actually win the tournament. What?!! How can we say this? There were dozens of PBA title... [Read More]

Can You Fly This Thing?

Performance in high stakes competition

Can You Fly This Thing?

Before the Women’s U.S. Open last June in Reno, I had a conversation with one of the top named competitors before the tournament started. This former champion was doing some last minute preparation for the competition and I asked her,... [Read More]