“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]

Laser Focus

Pinpointing your focus on delivering pure shots

Laser Focus

Check out the following scenario drawn from the December 2012 PBA tournament scene in Las Vegas. Right away you can see some of the focus problems that present themselves in big time tournament situations. “Experiencing the bowling live was eye... [Read More]

Slump Busting

Find your way out starting with an inventory

Slump Busting

“When you're in a slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.” —Dr. Seuss Virtually every player who has taken on the rigors of competition bowling has had dark periods where their game goes stale.... [Read More]

A Game of Risk

Are you willing to take it?

A Game of Risk

Bowling is a game of risk; it is a game of decisions; it is a game of character; and it is a game that expresses your personality. Every shot offers you choices. As you well know, every single choice you... [Read More]

Handling Adversity

Getting hit with one of life's ice-balls

Handling Adversity

There is a lot that happens in the world of bowling that is really really hard. Most of it does not get discussed. Maybe you think that it doesn’t count. Maybe you are old school and don’t want to complain.... [Read More]