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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
You Versus the Field
Developing effective lane play strategies
At its core, bowling is very simple: you get two chances to knock down all of the pins, and then you get to try again! Ultimately, that is all you can control, but it is not all you should pay attention...
Eye Got This
Training eye tracking skills to improve performance
Over the past decade, we have seen more and more bowlers perceive the sport in an athletic manner. These athlete-minded bowlers are eating better and integrating sport science methods such as dynamic warm-ups, working out, and cooling down. This trend...
The Youth Bowling Round Table: Early Practice Habits, the Value of Cross-Training, and Grip Considerations
Welcome again to Bowling This Month’s Youth Bowling Round Table. 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 interest to...
Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade – Part 4
Using two-handed drills to teach one-handed bowlers
Don't let the title of this article fool you. Like the other articles in this series, it is aimed at coaches, but a bowler can also definitely benefit from the drills below if you wish to attempt them yourself. This...
Off-Lane Training to Improve Your Release – Part 2
BowlU tools and the Finnish hurdle
In my last article, we discussed a DIY approach to off-lane training, using some ABS piping in the form of what I call the "lightsaber." Continuing with the off-lane theme, the tools illustrated in this article are specifically aimed at improving...
Five Simple Steps to Mastering Lane Play – Part 4
Trusting your gut
It’s the gold medal match of the doubles event at the 2017 World Games in Poland. I’m coaching two of Canada’s best players: 2014 world champion Dan MacLelland and rising PBA star Francois Lavoie. In the final match against Venezuela,...
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.