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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
Shifting to a Mindset of Control
Improving performance by doing what you can
When it comes to bowling at a high level, your mindset will have a significant influence on your success. For many bowlers, it can come down to understanding the difference between what's in your control and then doing something about...
The Bowling Trinity Revisited – Part 2
The physical skill set
Last time, I reviewed some of the basic changes in my approach to the Bowling Trinity, which represent the physical, mental, and tactical aspects of the sport of bowling. Plenty has changed in each area since I first wrote about...
Optimizing Recovery to Improve Your Bowling
Avoiding the pitfalls of poor training habits
Have you ever woken up the day after a long qualifying block in a tournament feeling drained, sore, and wondering how you’ll possibly compete well that day? Or have you ever begun an exercise regimen and found yourself sore for...
Bowlers Behaving Badly – Part 2
Lane pattern manipulation, surface changes, sandbagging, and mid-competition withdrawals
In the first installment of Bowlers Behaving Badly, we discussed not “giving five," impatient bowler syndrome, slamming the ball on the rack and the lane, making noises while a bowler is in the middle of his or her approach, and...
The Bowling Trinity Revisited
Physical, mental, and tactical skill sets and their relationship to peak performance
In 2012, I wrote a series of articles (available here and here) that introduced one of the key models I’ve used in coaching since then, a model I now refer to as the “Bowling Trinity.” Back then, I discussed the...
25 Common Bowling Errors – Part 2
Practicing with a purpose, carry angle, and ball selection
After coaching and competitively bowling for more than 40 years, it has been fun and extremely interesting watching not only our game of bowling change over the years, but to also continue to see the progression of coaching techniques. In...
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.