Using the Quiet Eye to Avoid Choking

Long gazes can really help you win

Using the Quiet Eye to Avoid Choking

“Choking can be prevented through the optimal management of [quiet eye] duration as physiological arousal increases to maximum. Our results show that at the outset of [high pressure] competition, there is a tendency to reduce [quiet eye] duration on critical... [Read More]

Targeting for Left Eye-Dominant Righthanded Bowlers

What C.A.T.S. revealed about the most effective targeting methods

Targeting for Left Eye-Dominant Righthanded Bowlers

Eye dominance is an important consideration for both coaches and bowlers. This is especially important in cross dominant situations in which the bowler’s dominant vision is driven through the eye on the other side of the swing line. Clearly, this... [Read More]

Patterns in 3D

Visualizing micro-topography in lane conditions

Patterns-in-3D

Unlike other sports, where the environment is clearly identifiable, the playing field in bowling is nearly invisible to the naked eye. As they compete, bowlers can’t see the actual structure or topography of the lane condition used in competition. Rather,... [Read More]

Ball Motion Gap Analysis

Identifying your assets and liabilities through a three-tiered evaluation process

Ball Motion Gap Analysis

May is a transitional time for most bowlers in the world. League and international club seasons are coming to a close with national champions being crowned for the season, AMF World Cup representatives are chosen, and clubs are promoted or... [Read More]

Random Coaching Thoughts

From tape placement to swing slot

Every now and then, I collect my random coaching thoughts and compile these into a full article. This is one such article. Often, experimenting with different concepts to aid a bowler leads to a significant breakthrough for a single bowler... [Read More]

Neurology and Bowling

What brain research tells us about skill acquisition and effective practice

Neurology-and-Bowling

In the past decade, an explosion of recent findings in the field of neurological research has revealed significant insights into how our brain works. These new findings often contradict conventional wisdom about mental development and structure. No more does the... [Read More]

An Anatomical Approach to Fitting and Drilling

A review of the hand and the motivations for the ADT grip

An Anatomical Approach to Fitting and Drilling

I recently devised an anatomically-guided fitting and drilling technique that I call the Anatomical Drilling Technique (ADT). With this grip, I believe the ball now feels like it is a natural extension of the hand. This fitting process was developed... [Read More]