How to Transfer Energy Cleanly

Creating efficiency in your swing line

How to Transfer Energy Cleanly

The physical game is best understood in terms of energy transfer. You transfer energy from the body to the bowling ball. As you move through the approach, you build potential energy that is transferred to kinetic energy at the release.... [Read More]

The 3×3 Box

A visual tool for improved comprehension of lane play

The 3x3 Box

Improving lane play remains one of the biggest challenges in our sport. Lane surface materials vary widely and topographical differences lane-to-lane can make the same pattern play very differently in the same bowling center. Moreover, bowling has a variety of... [Read More]

How Specific Muscles Contribute to an Elite Release

...and how to strengthen them with resistance training

How Specific Muscles Contribute to an Elite Release

Over the past five years, I have focused attention on understanding how specific muscles and joint movements contribute to energy production and the efficient transfer of this energy from bowler to ball. Through this focused research, the functions of an... [Read More]

Calculating a Downswing Angle

How to create an elite swing shape

Calculating a Downswing Angle

In order to maximize energy transfer to the bowling ball, a bowler must establish a strong hand position into the release. To obtain a great hand position at release, the index finger should be pointing at the pins. This requires... [Read More]

New Year’s Resolutions for Bowlers

How to make them and how to use them

New Year's Resolutions for Bowlers

As we embark into 2015 with enthusiasm, hope, and aspirations, the transition from 2014 to 2015 presents an opportunity to reflect on our actions, achievements, and disappointments from last year. Formally making a list of resolutions may have become cliché... [Read More]

Attributes of an Outstanding Collegiate Player

What you need to know to be successful in college competition

Attributes of an Outstanding Collegiate Player

According to the National Federation of High Schools, in the 2009-10 school year, there were 52,653 participants on 2,451 varsity or junior varsity high school teams. At the collegiate level in the 2010-11 season, more than 3,500 student-athletes competed on... [Read More]

Anatomy of an Elite Release

How to improve your rev rate

Anatomy of an Elite Release

Rotational velocity is how quickly the ball is rotating as it leaves the hand. The colloquial name for this is rev rate. Of all the requests I receive as a coach, the single most frequent one involves helping bowlers learn... [Read More]

Lane Play Alignment

Creating more accurate launch lines

Lane Play Alignment

Recently, I revisited the method in which I ask bowlers to conceptualize lines. When I developed the 3-Point Targeting with Quiet Eye system, I expressed target lines with three numbers which represent the location for sliding, the position at the... [Read More]

Proven Techniques for Effective Breathing and Targeting

Study shows better and more consistent shot routines

In this month’s issue, I present a study I conducted at the Kegel Training Center in February 2011 to measure the impact of a two-tiered pre-shot routine on shot consistency. The two-tiered process includes an elongated breathing technique and an... [Read More]