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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
The BTM Book Report: ‘Atomic Habits’
James Clear's Atomic Habits can roughly be characterized as a handbook for improving your life by reducing your bad habits and increasing your good habits. While not as directly applicable to bowling as many mental game books, the author makes the brilliant...
Five Simple Steps to Mastering Lane Play – Part 2
Know yourself and know your equipment
In my coaching work at international competitions, my job many times came down to presenting options to players. As a coach, it’s rarely a good idea to make decisions for your players, so the goal is to help guide them...
Off-Lane Training to Improve Your Release
A DIY solution for adding versatility to your game
Throughout most of its history, bowling has been a sport where bowlers only enhanced their skills within the confines of a bowling center. This has begun to change in recent years, particularly in the past 12 months, as many bowlers...
The Youth Bowling Round Table: Equipment, Tactics, and Off-Lane Homework
Welcome to Bowling This Month’s second Youth Bowling Round Table article. In this recurring feature, we are taking aim at questions related to youth bowling. We talk about youth bowlers, skill development, getting ready for tournaments, and other topics of...
Five Simple Steps to Mastering Lane Play – Part 1
Every bowler wants to improve their decision-making on the lanes, from the beginning bowler just learning about oil patterns to the professional who is looking for those extra hits that make the difference between a check and a missed cut....
Keeping It Simple: The Armswing
Out, down, back, slide
Over the years, bowling has evolved quite a bit. It can be easy to make simple movements overly complicated, so my goal with this article is to bring my "keep it simple" philosophy to the most fundamental movement a bowler...
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.