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
Applying Bowling’s Golden Rules
How to put it all together
For this final article in the Bowling's Golden Rules series, we will discuss putting all the rules together, how to apply them, and what it takes to stay on track. First, let’s have a quick recap of the fundamentals of...
Breaking Down Barriers: Plotting a Course for 220
Let’s talk about averaging 220. For many people, this benchmark represents where the elite league bowlers live. If you are a 160 average bowler, 220 can feel like a whole different planet, but for those bowlers in the 205 average...
Breaking Down Barriers: Joining the 200 Average Club
For my first article in this series, I want to discuss the 200 average. 30 years ago, a bowler with a 200 average was an elite league player. With changes to lane oil technology and bowling balls, this is no...
The Bowling Trinity Revisited – Part 4
The mental skill set
The final chapter of this Bowling Trinity series covers the mental skill set that bowlers need to succeed. More than anything, the mental game is what separates champions from also-rans. It also happens to be the area that has evolved...
Bowlers Behaving Badly – Part 3
Lack of lane courtesy, watching the ball too long, tardiness, and moving other people's stuff
Over the first two parts of this series (available here and here), we discussed everything from lane pattern manipulation and noises in the approach to sandbagging and not "giving five." Even though we've covered a lot of ground already, we...
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