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
Bowling’s Mental Game
From a coach and bowler perspective
What is sport psychology? In this article, I’d like to discuss bowling’s mental game from several different perspectives. It’s not just about simple tools that a bowler must practice. The key to understanding sport psychology is being aware and always...
The BTM Book Report: ‘One Frame at a Time’
Tyrel Rose and Bill Sempsrott have teamed up to publish Bowling This Month's first book, One Frame at a Time, which is a collection of tips and advice for bowlers at any skill level. While we typically...
Making the Most of a Low Rev Rate – Part 1
The four types of low rev rate players and strategies for speed-dominant gunners
Back when I had a pro shop, I'd often have people come in to ask about a new ball who described their game as "throwing it like Norm Duke." To most of the people who have ever said that: no,...
10 Keys to Finding Success – Part 1
Important lessons from top-level coaches and bowlers
In my career as a coach, I’ve worked with some amazing athletes and coaches. Over the years, there have been some key lessons that it seems everyone must learn and be reminded of from time to time. With this year...
The BTM Player Profile: Jason Sterner
I recently took some time to chat with Jason Sterner. Jason is a PBA champion and a member of the Waco Wonders, who were recently crowned champions of the PBA Elias Cup. Jason has been on the PBA Tour for...
Coach, I’ve Got a Question! – November 2023
In this recurring feature, I answer questions from Bowling This Month readers. If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below so I can address them in a future installment of Coach, I’ve Got a Question! Our house...
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.