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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
Challenges for Improving Your Bowling Practices
Using your practice time on the lanes effectively is essential to consolidating technique changes and to fast-tracking your skill development. If your training only consists of getting lined up and bowling a bunch of strikes, then you aren’t making the...
Don’t Just Watch…Observe – Part 3
The forward swing, fourth step, release, and follow through
Watching versus observing…is there a difference? There sure is. Watching is passive, observing is active. Watching involves doing nothing while the action unfolds in front of you. Watching bowling means you allow the bowlers to entertain you; nothing is required...
A Guide to Competing in Team USA Trials
One of the most exciting weeks in bowling happens the first week of the year: Team USA Trials. I have participated in this event almost every year since 2004 and have seen it go through a lot of changes. Even...
Evaluating shot phase consistency
With the college season on break for Lincoln Memorial University, I have taken advantage of the downtime to develop a deeper evaluation protocol to determine the level of consistency a bowler has in both practice and competition. For me, this...
The Three P’s of Bowling Success – Part 1
In some of my past articles, I’ve written about the shot cycle, which is the mental and tactical process that a bowler goes through each frame. Usually, I've approached this from a "focus" point of view, discussing the type of...
Cultivating the Proper Team Bowling Environment
A guide for players and coaches
In this article, we are going to look at the dynamics of team bowling, specifically at the collegiate level. The unique beauty of our sport is that team bowling encompasses both the individual and team aspects of competition. You will...
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.