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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.
Of course, that's not to say that the physical game is no longer important; in fact, it's quite the opposite. With the extremely wide variety of playing conditions encountered by bowlers today, a consistent and versatile physical game is a prerequisite for bowling success! That's why we continue to devote a significant portion of our content on the physical game, including the latest in biomechanical research for bowlers, analyses of the various styles that make up the modern game, and all the standard physical game topics like footwork, the release, timing, balance, and the armswing.
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Newest Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
Mind Your Bowling – Part 1
The benefits of mindfulness for bowlers
Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword in sport these days, with more teams and athletes using it and advocating the positive effect it has had on them and their results. One of the most successful coaches in the US...
LASER, Revisited – Part 3
S is for speed
The LASER acronym has been part of the bowling coaching lexicon for years. It’s a tool—a way to compartmentalize and focus on the five areas of concern—that we can use when we need to make adjustments. Whether you’re aware of...
Succeeding on the PWBA Tour
Featuring Liz Kuhlkin, Danielle McEwan, Shannon O'Keefe, and Maria Jose Rodriguez
The PWBA burst back onto the scene in 2015 thanks to a three-year funding commitment from the USBC and BPAA, giving a generation of female bowlers a new platform to show off their abilities. The 2018 PWBA season consists of...
Key Takeaways from the 2018 World Bowling Coach Conference
Every two years, the USBC hosts the World Bowling Coach Conference, inviting coaches from all over the the world to speak, learn, and network together. In a room full of youth league, high school, and college coaches—along with coaches from...
Using Shoulder Abduction for a More Relaxed and Powerful Swing
I am surprised how often the “free” pendulum swing concept continues to be articulated today as a gold standard component of an outstanding physical game. In truth, when reviewing how the body works best, the concept of a pendulum swing...
LASER, Revisited – Part 2
A is for angle
Spring is here, and winter leagues are winding down. For the many competitors who plan to work on their game during the break, I offer this, the second of five articles that discuss a little tool called LASER. LASER isn’t...
Bowling Tips and Techniques Article Directory
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