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
Tips to keep perspective and stay in the moment
When I was 18, I attended the Coca-Cola Youth Championships, the precursor to Junior Gold. On Saturday night, the guest speaker was Parker Bohn III, who regaled us with a story about his method of anger management. When feeling frustrated,...
Recovering Mentally After Injury
Tips for dealing with the journey back to the lanes
Injuries in bowling—and sports in general—are an inevitable part of participating in a physical activity, but one of the greatest qualities of bowling is being able to compete at a high level into middle age and older. This is a...
Five Simple Steps to Mastering Lane Play – Part 4
Trusting your gut
It’s the gold medal match of the doubles event at the 2017 World Games in Poland. I’m coaching two of Canada’s best players: 2014 world champion Dan MacLelland and rising PBA star Francois Lavoie. In the final match against Venezuela,...
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’
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