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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
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Lateral adjustments vs. ball changes on typical house shots
Among modern bowling coaches who teach bowlers competing primarily on house shots, one of the most divergent viewpoints centers around the choice that bowlers have between making lateral moves on the lane and making ball changes in response to oil...
Improving Your Mental Game
Confidence and belief, focus, and mindset tactics and exercises for maximizing your bowling performance
The mental game is one of the three key areas of a bowler’s game, along with tactics and technique. Some would argue that the mental game is the most important, since it is what holds the other two together in...
Do It Your Way…
Mostly, that is!
I always make a big deal about The Rule of Fours. That’s the coordination of a basic four-step approach with four basic upper-body motions: out, down, back, and forward, bowling ball in-hand. But in my most recent article, I also...
Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn
Personal reflections from a recent Sport bowling tournament
Because of my work commitments and living arrangements, it has been roughly 10 years since I have bowled in any tournaments. Although I have continued my coaching and sport psychology consulting with bowlers during that time, I have only recently...
Movement Patterns and Feedback in Bowling Training Sessions
One of the jobs of a bowling coach is to help his or her students with the improvement of their physical movements and techniques throughout their approach. This can involve either the creation of new motions or the correction of...
Improving Your Swing Plane
Most readers of Bowling This Month are probably aware that a bowler’s armswing should be straight. Exceptions notwithstanding, it’s generally accepted that the straighter an armswing is, the more likely it is to be effective, efficient, and versatile. That being...
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.