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
This Is the Comeback
Strategies for returning to the lanes
Stuff happens. Injury. Burnout. Taking a break in the summer months. In my case, it was pregnancy. The reasons for extended breaks from bowling can vary significantly, but the journey back to competitive form will likely look similar. I am...
The BTM Book Report: ‘You Are a Badass’
Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass comes from the self-help section of the bookstore. Like many modern writers trying to coach readers towards self-actualization, it contains a mix of advice and anecdotes shared with...
Fitness Myths Debunked
If you are new to exercise or weight training and don’t know where to start, relying on a Google search can be a bit overwhelming with all of the contradictory and confusing information that is available. Because of this, I...
Improving Your Bowling With Off-Lane Training – Part 1
Drills and techniques for physical and mental skill development
Over my next two articles, I’m going to go through alternative ways to develop your bowling skills, all of which can be done away from the lanes. Over the years, I’ve given many bowlers “homework” to continue developing skills we...
Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade – Part 2
It’s time for the second installment of my Tips of the Bowling Coaching Trade series. In these articles, I am sharing some of the coaching methods I have developed and used in my 25 years of coaching at the professional level. As...
The Face of a Center
What you should know before your first shot
Bowling centers around the world all have lanes that are 60 feet long and 39 boards wide with 10 pins standing at the end, but what many people don’t realize is that every bowling center also has certain unique characteristics....
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.