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
Mind Your Bowling – Part 1
The benefits of mindfulness for bowlers
Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword in sport these days, with more teams and athletes using it and advocating the positive effect it has had on them and their results. One of the most successful coaches in the US...
The Basics of Improving Your Bowling Game – Part 3
The mental game
In the first two parts of my Basics of Improving Your Bowling Game series, we looked at both the tactical elements of bowling and the physical game. In this month's final installment, we'll look at the mental game, covering three...
Exploring the Effect of New Equipment on Bowler Confidence
Plus training tips on how to build lasting self-confidence and belief
It always amazes me how some bowlers rely completely on new equipment to better their bowling games. From youth players, seniors, national champs, and bowlers I work with personally, I see social media posts every week about the new balls...
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...
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