Ernesto Avila

About Ernesto Avila

Ernesto Avila is a professional bowling coach who is currently the Head Coach of the Peru national team. He is a Panam Bowling Master Coach, a USBC Silver Coach, and an ETBF Level 3 Coach.

10 Keys to Finding Success – Part 2

Principles and philosophies to help achieve your goals


In my last article, we covered the first five of my top 10 keys to achieving success. In this article, we will continue this discussion by going through the next five principles on my list. The goal here is to... [Read More]

10 Keys to Finding Success – Part 1

Important lessons from top-level coaches and bowlers

10 Keys to Finding Success - Part 1

In my career as a coach, I’ve worked with some amazing athletes and coaches. Over the years, there have been some key lessons that it seems everyone must learn and be reminded of from time to time. With this year... [Read More]

Everything Is Connected

Understanding how different adjustments affect your game


In the human body, everything is connected. Injuries to one area cause you to compensate and possibly create an issue in another area. It’s no different in the bowling approach. Everything is connected, so small changes affect everything. It’s the... [Read More]

The Five Rings Method

Analyzing key points of tension in your game


In bowling, everything is connected. The direction of the ball start can affect everything from your footwork direction to the release. Your footwork can affect body position and swing direction. Nothing is independent from the rest of the game. Trying... [Read More]

The Seven Laws of Coaching

The keys to effectively helping athletes improve


Too many of us came up through our teaching, coaching, or mental game ranks believing that it was enough to learn skills and technical information in order to effect change in athletes. We thought that learning the game, working hard... [Read More]

Deep Spare Shooting

Why having a system is just the first step

Deep Spare Shooting

Before we discuss how to improve your spare shooting, I’d like to go back to how I started my search for the best way for a bowler to make more spares. It all began with young and talented two-handers. When... [Read More]

A Champion’s Emotional Map

Charting your course to navigate bowling's ups and downs

A Champion's Emotional Map

Psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt has a wonderful story to explain the two driving forces in our lives. Think of your brain as a rider, sitting atop an elephant. The rider is your rational mind, making decisions about what to... [Read More]

Peak Performance in Six Weeks

Perform your best with proper preparation


What do bowlers who win tournaments and bowlers who miss cuts have in common? Goals. By themselves, goals don’t really mean anything. Anyone who wants to achieve something needs to take action. This article is about the actions you can take... [Read More]

Debunking Ball Weight Myths

Could you drop weight and increase hitting power?


Whenever I have a discussion about ball weight with a bowler, I think of Leonard Thieman. At the age of 76, I asked him if he thought he should give up using 16-pound equipment and switch to 15-pound balls. His... [Read More]