Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
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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
Roles and Functions of a Coach
Perspectives on the bowler/coach relationship
I have always found the role and impact of a coach in athlete and team development a fascinating one, along with the relationships that form. This was brought to my attention again recently when Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios made...
The BTM Book Report: ‘Chop Wood, Carry Water’
Rick Fields' Chop Wood, Carry Water is a compilation of articles, teachings, and thoughts to help people on a spiritual journey. Published in 1984, some of the references are dated, but much of the content consists of...
The Bowling Trinity Revisited – Part 4
The mental skill set
The final chapter of this Bowling Trinity series covers the mental skill set that bowlers need to succeed. More than anything, the mental game is what separates champions from also-rans. It also happens to be the area that has evolved...
The Importance of Sleep
How minor changes affect athletic performance
Over a decade ago in the August 2009 issue of Bowling This Month, I wrote The Secret Weapon of Champions, which discussed how sleep can maximize performance. The power of sleep to enhance performance can’t be overstated. Sleep became one...
A Guide for Returning to the Lanes
Before the COVID-19 virus eventually fades completely and bowling centers open back up everywhere, bowlers who love the sport need to start preparing to get back on the lanes (if you haven't already). I would like to suggest some things...
The Bowling Trinity Revisited – Part 3
The tactical skill set
Last time, we looked at the physical skill set of bowlers. Next up in the Bowling Trinity Revisited series is the tactical side of the game. Like all sports, the tactical elements of bowling get more and more important 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.