Joe Hoenig

About Joe Hoenig

Joe Hoenig is a USBC Silver coach and a graduate of the Dick Ritger Bowling Camps. A Licensed Master Social Worker by profession, Joe works full-time as a Clinical Trainer and Educator for a health insurance plan and takes his love of teaching and bowling onto the lanes, coaching both youth and adult students of all ages and skill levels. Additionally, Joe is a volunteer coach for the Suffolk County, NY Bolympics youth travel league, which calls South Levittown Lanes its home.

Making the Most of Your Practice

Five key elements of successful long-term practice

Making the Most of Your Practice

Back in 2015, the PBA's Xtra Frame asked various professional bowlers about their practice habits. While some made light of the question initially, we can see from the answers that most elite pros tend to increase their practice sessions in preparation... [Read More]

Managing Your Expectations

The mental pitfalls of expecting too much

Managing Your Expectations

As most leagues enter the homestretch of their seasons, many bowlers have established some expectations for how the season will end. With this in mind, let us consider the role expectation plays and how it affects our bowling. The Oxford... [Read More]

Bowling Angry

Battlefield fixes and mental strategies

Bowling Angry

Have you had times when you seemed to be unable to hit your target, even if it was the size of an elephant? How about those nights when you have cycled through every possible adjustment you know or can execute,... [Read More]

Hand Versus Bowling Ball

Discussing the need for and purpose of wrist supports

Hand Versus Bowling Ball

Since the inception of many sports, the equipment has changed—sometimes dramatically. The impact of these changes upon a given sport is often a hotly debated topic. In this regard, bowling is certainly no different. From drastic changes in bowling ball... [Read More]

Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box – Part 2

Strategies, philosophies, and best practices

Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box - Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed ball choices, wrist supports, spare releases, and the mental game aspect of spare shooting. In this segment, we will summarize several different spare shooting systems, provide important considerations for each one,... [Read More]

Viral Thoughts

Ideas for bowlers with time on their hands

Viral Thoughts

In contemplating the topic for this article, I considered what things a bowler can do to prepare for our eventual return to the sport we love. While some areas have re-opened their bowling centers, many of us are still waiting to get... [Read More]

Bowlers Behaving Badly – Part 3

Lack of lane courtesy, watching the ball too long, tardiness, and moving other people's stuff


Over the first two parts of this series (available here and here), we discussed everything from lane pattern manipulation and noises in the approach to sandbagging and not "giving five." Even though we've covered a lot of ground already, we... [Read More]

Bowlers Behaving Badly – Part 2

Lane pattern manipulation, surface changes, sandbagging, and mid-competition withdrawals

Bowlers Behaving Badly - Part 2

In the first installment of Bowlers Behaving Badly, we discussed not “giving five," impatient bowler syndrome, slamming the ball on the rack and the lane, making noises while a bowler is in the middle of his or her approach, and... [Read More]