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
Managing Your Expectations
The mental pitfalls of expecting too much
As most leagues enter the homestretch of their seasons, many bowlers have established some expectations for how the season will end. With this in mind, let us consider the role expectation plays and how it affects our bowling. The Oxford...
The BTM Book Report: ‘Ninety Percent Mental’
Focused for Flow
The right combination for peak performance
You understand what it is like to stand with a ball in your hand and just know that the shot is made. The circumstances don’t matter. It could be crazy and loud, but it is quiet inside. You could “need”...
Battlefield fixes and mental strategies
Have you had times when you seemed to be unable to hit your target, even if it was the size of an elephant? How about those nights when you have cycled through every possible adjustment you know or can execute,...
Making Luck Work for You
Perception, confidence, and statistics
Do you have to wear the same shirt when you bowl, or put your shoes on in a certain order? Do you have a favorite or lucky ball that you can always rely on to get you out of trouble?...
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