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
10 Keys to Finding Success – Part 2
Principles and philosophies to help achieve your goals
In my last article, we covered the first five of my top 10 keys to achieving success. In this article, we will continue this discussion by going through the next five principles on my list. The goal here is to...
Bowling’s Mental Game
From a coach and bowler perspective
What is sport psychology? In this article, I’d like to discuss bowling’s mental game from several different perspectives. It’s not just about simple tools that a bowler must practice. The key to understanding sport psychology is being aware and always...
10 Keys to Finding Success – Part 1
Important lessons from top-level coaches and bowlers
In my career as a coach, I’ve worked with some amazing athletes and coaches. Over the years, there have been some key lessons that it seems everyone must learn and be reminded of from time to time. With this year...
Pin Perspectives: Practice Makes Perfect?
In an old 1950s joke, a violinist lost in New York City stops a fellow carrying a violin case and asks, “Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” to which the second guy smiles and answers, “Practice,...
Common Issues for Elite Bowlers
Unique traits gone wrong, mental struggles, and tactical bias
Let me start by saying that there is nothing too common about elite players. There can be various definitions of the word elite, but for the purpose of this article, I simply want to differentiate them from the advanced bowlers...
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