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
The Bowling Flow Channel
The importance of balancing skill level and challenge level throughout your bowling journey
Bowlers who approach me for coaching usually answer the question about what their goals are in similar ways: "I would like more revs." "I want a higher average." "I want to be more consistent." An issue that sometimes emerges following...
Bowling in the Zone
You may have heard a bowler say, "I was really in the zone today," when describing how or why they performed well during a tournament or league. But what exactly is "the zone?" Being in the zone is not easy...
Managing Your Intensity for Improved Performance
Have you ever watched a professional bowler bowl 300 and thought, "Wow, they don’t show any emotion?" What is more likely true is that they are feeling the same emotions that all bowlers feel, but at a much lower intensity....
The PWBA Round Table: Conquering the Challenges of the 2017 Season
Featuring Brandi Branka, Kristina Szczerbinski, Rocio Restrepo, and Heather D’Errico
If you have watched any of the PWBA telecasts so far this season (and I hope you have!), you may have noticed that the scores are a little bit different than in the past. The QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open...
Improving Your Mental Game
Confidence and belief, focus, and mindset tactics and exercises for maximizing your bowling performance
The mental game is one of the three key areas of a bowler’s game, along with tactics and technique. Some would argue that the mental game is the most important, since it is what holds the other two together in...
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