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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 Four Categories of Bowling Practice
Technical, skill, versatility, and competition simulation
Practice makes perfect, or so the saying goes. But, there are lots of people that practice a lot who never get anywhere near perfect. Without going into the discussion of "perfection," the key to effective practice is having the right...
Training the Core for Trunk Stability
When considering the physical training needs of bowlers, the most commonly discussed areas are building core strength and leg strength. While I discussed numerous ways of strengthening the lower body in my last two articles (here and here), I'd like...
Three Keys to Bowling’s Mental Game
As part of my work with Canada's national team members, as well as with my private long-distance coaching clients, one of the most essential jobs I have is to assess a player’s mental game. Mental game skills are never applied...
Professional Bowling’s International Influence
Life on the road with Dom Barrett, Jason Belmonte, and Daria Pajak
This is quite an exciting time to be a professional bowling fan. Whether you're talking about the PBA or the PWBA, in the opinion of many experts, the talent has never been deeper, and it seemingly gets younger each season....
Life After Balance Holes
A guide to filling the void
If you've been paying any attention at all over the last couple of months, you're likely already aware of the recent USBC rule modifications affecting how bowling balls can be drilled. Just to recap, here are the relevant changes1: Balance...
Collecting and Analyzing Purposeful Spare Shooting Data
Improving your scores and consistency through data collection, training, and spare shooting strategy revision
At one of my recent clinics, I asked the participants to share with me their 13th most frequent spare leave. Stunned by the question, there was absolute silence. After a quick pause, I asked them if it would be valuable...
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.