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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
Taking Your Best Shot
The eternal dilemma of athletes who are great in practice and then change under the lights is to understand what happened to the confident, free executor of strike and spare shots. The conventional wisdom is that if you just practice...
Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade – Part 1
Osmosis and keeping your eye on the ball
Hello, Bowling This Month readers. It is good to see you again! My goal over the next few articles is to share some of the most effective techniques I have developed in my 25 years of coaching and instruction. Although...
The BTM Book Report: ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’
This month's topic is Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success. Even if you haven't yet read this book, you will most likely be familiar with one of its key points: the 10,000 hour rule. For many, this book is viewed as...
Bowling’s Golden Rules – Part 2
Looking for good ball motion
In my last article, we discussed the importance of fit as one of the four "golden rules" of bowling. This month, we’ll look at another one of the golden rules: you can’t out-score bad ball motion. No matter how good...
Getting Ready for the USBC Open Championships
The tournament doesn’t kick off for another few months, and you might not be bowling for another few more, but it’s time right now to start getting ready. For some bowlers, this event is their only sport shot experience of...
Mindful Eating for the Holidays
Discipline off the lanes promotes discipline on the lanes
With the holidays right around the corner, it's the time for a lot of us to enjoy some time off work and some really good food. Because of this, I have many clients and potential clients who have said that...
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.