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]

“Wired In” to the Competitive Bowler

The principles of the connected relationship between you and your bowler

Wired In to the Competitive Bowler

When Kelly Kulick won the 2012 US Open this year in Reno, she immediately turned to face her ball company representative, PBA star Jason Couch. They pointed at one another in jubilation and something passed between them that was clearly... [Read More]

The Seven Deadly Sins of the Mental Game

The story of two wolves

The Seven Deadly Sins of the Mental Game

There is an old story about a Cherokee Indian chief who was teaching his grandchild about succeeding in life. “A fight often goes on inside people,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between... [Read More]

Magic Coaching

How to create it

Magic Coaching

This is an article about getting better. Whether you are coaching or being coached, you are reading this magazine so this probably fits well within your personal agenda. Improving one’s bowling is a tricky process. Effectively helping someone else to... [Read More]

Your Bag of Tricks

Mental techniques you can pack for the road

Your Bag of Tricks

When it comes to bowling for money, titles, or glory, you have to have your go-to strategies. For better or worse, you are probably pulled to your favorite balls, your favorite hand positions, and probably your favorite strike lines. All... [Read More]

A Mind as Tough as Steel

The holy grail of mental toughness

A Mind as Tough as Steel

One of the most frequently voiced concerns for athletes in any sport is how to regulate racing minds and bodies. Whether it is leading off for your team, closing out the tenth frame for a victory, or rolling the twelfth... [Read More]