Bowling Mental Game Articles
Like many other sports, bowling is as much a mental game as it is a physical game. Particularly at the higher levels of our sport, a faulty mental game can really be a liability.
The list of sub-topics that are critical to an effective mental game is huge: the pre-shot routine, concentration, confidence, focus, mental toughness, handling adversity, decision making, visualization, handling pressure, and the post-shot routine are all essential elements that bowlers should consider as they elevate their games to higher and higher levels.
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Featured Bowling Mental Game Articles
Taking Your Best Shot
The eternal dilemma of athletes who are great in practice and then change under the lights is to understand what happened to the confident, free executor of strike and spare shots. The conventional wisdom is that if you just practice...
De-Cluttering Your Bowling Mind
Last month, we talked about how to de-clutter your bowling bag. This month, let’s look at de-cluttering an even more important bowling tool: your mind! This isn’t going to be your standard mental game article, though. I’m going to talk...
Improving Your Bowling Outlook
Dealing with mental traffic jams
Many of us have busy days before we show up for our weekly leagues. In that busy day before showing up to bowl, what did your day look like? Was it a fairly straightforward and carefree day? Or was it...
The PWBA Round Table: Strengths, Pre-Shot Routines, and Best Advice
Featuring Valerie Bercier, Missy Parkin, Rocio Restrepo, and Kerry Smith
For our PWBA round table discussion this month, I was able to catch up with Valerie Bercier, Missy Parkin, Rocio Restrepo, and Kerry Smith right after they wrapped up their 2019 PWBA Tour seasons. I talked to them about their...
The Three P’s of Bowling Success – Part 3
After perceiving everything you need to perceive, and then processing the appropriate tactical, mental, and physical reactions, the final step is to simply perform. It’s a relatively simple concept, but it's not easy to accomplish. I hope that by the...
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