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 Bowling Through Self-Reflection
An example from the 2021 US Women's Open
Once a tournament is finished, do you take the time to think about your performance? Not the result, but your performance? Taking the time to reflect on how you executed, your mental game, and your lane play choices can be very helpful. You...
Troubleshooting Your League Night
Dealing with common bowling speed bumps
The first two parts of my troubleshooting series focused on physical issues, such as missing your target and release and balance problems. It’s time to approach things in a different way with another troubleshooting article. Rather than focusing on specific...
Tips for Improving Your Mental Game – Part 2
Building resilience and improving your focus
In the first part of this series, we discussed evaluating and tracking your mental game, the importance of routines, and the foundational skill of visualization. The final two tips related to the mental game in this series are developing resilience...
The formula for success
You are literally always one decision away from a better life. So, we ask, what is a better athletic life for you? Is it winning titles, making spares, increasing revolutions on your ball, having people respect you? It takes a...
Tips for Improving Your Mental Game – Part 1
Mental game evaluation, developing routines, and visualization
While working on my Anger Management article, I was naturally thinking of other mental game concepts. Given that so much of the mental game is connected by foundational skills, and how much of it is applicable regardless of your level...
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