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
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...
Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn
Personal reflections from a recent Sport bowling tournament
Because of my work commitments and living arrangements, it has been roughly 10 years since I have bowled in any tournaments. Although I have continued my coaching and sport psychology consulting with bowlers during that time, I have only recently...
The PWBA Round Table: Tackling the PWBA Off-Season
Featuring Lynda Barnes and Lindsay Boomershine
With the PWBA Tour recently wrapping up its 2016 season, I thought now would be a nice time to look ahead to the PWBA's off-season. For many of the years in the recent past, the women pros didn’t have a...
Feeling Anxious? Squeeze Your Way to Success!
As I sit and write this article, the 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing. Going into the second week, some athletes have won gold medals even when not expected to, but there have been other athletes who have succumbed...
The PWBA Round Table: Physical and Mental Toughness
Featuring Maria Jose Rodriguez, Diandra Asbaty, and Danielle McEwan
If you watched the recent telecast of the USBC Queens, you probably saw eventual champion Bernice Lim occupied by a Rubik's Cube between shots. When interviewed after her win, she was asked about it. She said it keeps her mind...
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