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
The Science of Improving Your Bowling Skills
A look at the SPORT model of skill acquisition periodization
As a coach, I constantly review training techniques in other sports as well as review sport science research to improve my understanding of training methods and practice effectiveness. This commitment to looking outside of our sport expands my thinking and...
Health Coaching FAQs – Part 2
Diet versus exercise, keys to motivation, and intermittent fasting
Welcome back to my Health Coaching FAQs series! My primary aim for this article is to provide a bit more clarity to three more common nutrition and health-related topics. There is a lot of information and misinformation out there about...
Breaking Down Barriers: Getting Over the 180 Hump
As a youth bowler, you could say that I developed slowly. I found myself stuck in the 160 to 170 average range for longer than other kids who were bigger and had more powerful strike balls than I did. Being...
The BTM Book Report: ‘Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking’
Blink is the second offering from Malcolm Gladwell that we're reviewing as part of our BTM Book Report series. While Outliers focused on the factors affecting success in a range of fields and subjects, Blink tackles the...
Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box – Part 1
Equipment, release, and mental basics
We are bowlers. We know that there are lots of variables in our universe that have to come together to yield a strike. Many times—thankfully—they do all come together and we enjoy watching the entire rack succumb to our efforts....
Bowling’s Golden Rules – Part 4
Play what is in front of you
Previously in this series, we discussed bowling ball fit, execution as an art form, and the importance of ball motion. The fourth golden rule is tied closely to the importance of ball motion and is a very simple concept: play...
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.