John York

About John York

John York is a USBC Silver-certified coach and five-time BJI Top 100 coach. He is currently the head coach of the Wilmington University NCAA bowling program.

Preparing for Bowling Success

A reminder that the real work of winning comes long before game day

Preparing for Bowling Success

If you are heading to Junior Gold this summer, or if you are a serious collegiate or tournament bowler, or if you are all of the above, then this article is for you. One of the first things you need... [Read More]

Free Swinging to Success

Using gravity and inertia to improve the armswing and release

Free Swinging to Success

This month, we are going to look at the swing process. The physical relationship we create and maintain with our ball throughout the swing process is a critical component to our long-term success. It is my belief that the most... [Read More]

Role (Roll) Models

Insights for parents, coaches, bowlers, and more!

Role (Roll) Models

This month, we are going to look at role models, or, as they might be called in the bowling community, "roll" models. We have all heard the term, and many of us have been influenced by them. Whether we want... [Read More]

Creating Comfort on Difficult Lane Conditions

Expanding your comfort zone

Creating Comfort on Difficult Lane Conditions

This article is geared toward the high school and collegiate bowlers who are still relatively new to competing on PBA, WTBA, Kegel, NCAA, or any other type of "sport” oil patterns. It is designed to assist with some insights toward... [Read More]

Bowling in a Parallel Universe

Creating the correct targeting angles for spare shooting

Bowling in a Parallel Universe

During my many years spent coaching youth bowlers on the lanes, a common yet often misrepresented concept is that of parallel lines. It is my belief that this misconception is initiated by the visual perception created by the lane itself.... [Read More]

The Constant of Execution

Knowledge is power, but not without consistent execution!

The Constant of Execution

This article is as much an advice column as it is a coaching article. More specific coaching ideas and techniques will follow in the future, but based on my experiences and observations, I wanted to discuss a perception which pervades... [Read More]

Exorcising Your Mental Ghosts

Focusing on the bowler you are, not the bowler you were

Exorcising Your Mental Ghosts

Having coached many different level of bowlers over the years, one of the things that has always impressed me is that some bowlers don't update their belief system with respect to their current game. This often leads to physical and... [Read More]