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The modern sport of bowling requires mastery of so much more than just the physical game. Today's top bowlers can only be at their best by having in-depth knowledge in a wide variety of bowling-related topics. Bowling balls, drilling and layouts, the mental game, health and fitness, lane play, ball motion, coverstocks, oil pattern transition, and arsenal selection are all now critical components for bowling success at the highest levels. All of these important topics are covered regularly by Bowling This Month.
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Newest Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
Unknown Pattern Protocol
Practice plans for the USBC Open Championships and Junior Gold Championships
With the USBC Open Championships currently running and Junior Gold just a few months away, I encourage bowlers to begin the process of practicing a structured unknown pattern play process. By using an evaluation process designed to identify an unknown...
Coach, I’ve Got a Question! – March 2023
In this recurring feature, I answer questions from Bowling This Month readers. If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below so I can address them in a future installment of Coach, I’ve Got a Question! How can...
Keep Spare Shooting Simple
System, technique, and practice
What makes a good spare shooter? Many people will consider it as someone who makes no more than one open per game. At the beginning level, this is a very good goal to have, but you shouldn’t be satisfied with...
Big, Scary Goals
Connecting the dots to achieve your goals
Setting goals is important to give yourself some direction and clarity on what your priorities need to be to achieve what you want in life. The old saying rings true: failing to plan is planning to fail. With the 2023...
Improving Release Consistency
Ball speed, rev rate, and axis rotation
What does it mean to have a consistent release? Many bowlers want a "better" release and point to having more revs and more consistency. Taking the revolutions out of the equation for the moment, what does it mean to be...
Improving Lane Play Skills – Part 2
Learning to see the lanes and find the friction
Ball motion. It used to be skid, roll, and hook. Now it’s skid, hook, and then roll. The reality is actually more complicated, but these three phases of ball motion serve as the basis for understanding what your ball is doing as...
Bowling Tips and Techniques Article Directory
The table below lists all of our bowling instructional articles. If you are looking for articles about a specific topic (such as spare shooting, for example), you might want to look at our category-specific article directory pages, which are linked to at the top of this page.