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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
Which Ball to Throw and When
Probably some of the most common questions that coaches receive are about when to make a ball change and how to know which ball to use at any given time. Once you’ve expanded your bowling bag to more than two...
Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box – Part 2
Strategies, philosophies, and best practices
In the first part of this series, we discussed ball choices, wrist supports, spare releases, and the mental game aspect of spare shooting. In this segment, we will summarize several different spare shooting systems, provide important considerations for each one,...
Making the Leap from Recreational to Competitive Bowling – Part 4
The slide and forward swing
Welcome to the fourth installment of the Making the Leap... series. So far in this series aimed at those transitioning from recreational to competitive bowling, we've talked about ball composition, choosing ball weight, and avoiding injuries. Part 2 looked at targeting,...
Applying Bowling’s Golden Rules
How to put it all together
For this final article in the Bowling's Golden Rules series, we will discuss putting all the rules together, how to apply them, and what it takes to stay on track. First, let’s have a quick recap of the fundamentals of...
Breaking Down Barriers: Plotting a Course for 220
Let’s talk about averaging 220. For many people, this benchmark represents where the elite league bowlers live. If you are a 160 average bowler, 220 can feel like a whole different planet, but for those bowlers in the 205 average...
The BTM Book Report: ‘The Mental Edge’
Kenneth Baum's The Mental Edge is a generalized mental training book that covers many of the fundamental psychological skills needed by athletes across many domains. In this book, the author discusses...
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.