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Release and balance issues

Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game - Part 2

Two of the most common issues that can pop up in your game and ruin your night are struggling with your release and being unable to keep your balance. When you suddenly start having problems with one of these issues,...

A discussion of some common problem areas for competitive bowlers

Lessons Learned

Over the years, I’ve chosen to concentrate most of my efforts to help bowlers into the articles that I write. This year, however, because of the USBC Open Championships being held in Las Vegas where I live, I've had the...

Missing your target

Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game - Part 1

One of the most common issues I hear about when speaking with bowlers is knowing what to do when something feels "off" in their game during league play or tournament competition. The challenge here is that you don’t always have...

Featuring Bryan O'Keefe, Mark Buffa, Andy Penny, and Andy Schnebelt

The Coaching Round Table: Four Steps vs. Five, Sport Pattern Tips, and Better Adjustments

We're excited this month to bring back an old favorite of Bowling This Month's readers, the Coaching Round Table article series. Just like in years past, this column will focus on questions submitted by you, the readers, and answered by...

Matching spine tilt and core torsion to body type, strength, and armswing height

Finding the Right Posture for Your Bowling Game

When it comes to the technical side of bowling, the release and the armswing are the glamorous pieces that everyone wants to look good, the footwork is the workhorse that people recognize as being very important, and the core and...

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IssueArticle TitleAuthor
Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game - Part 2
Lessons Learned
Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game - Part 1
The Coaching Round Table: Four Steps vs. Five, Sport Pattern Tips, and Better Adjustments
Finding the Right Posture for Your Bowling Game
Let Go of Me!
Bowling Timing: It's Not a Clockwork Universe
Improving Your Release
Free Swinging to Success
Physical Game Adjustments: It's the Little Things!
Do It Your Way...
Movement Patterns and Feedback in Bowling Training Sessions
Improving Your Swing Plane
One, Two, Three, Four
Improving Your Balance
Five Focus Areas for Tuning Up Your Physical Game
The Seven Common Problems That Can Hurt Your Bowling Scores
Modern Timing vs. Traditional
How to Create a Longer Swing
In Pursuit of the Elusive, Perfect NOTHING
The Seven Deadly Sins of Joe and Jane Blow - Part 3
Common Physical Errors - Part 3
Working the Inside of the Ball
Common Physical Errors - Part 2
Balance From Start to Finish - Part 2
Balance From Start to Finish - Part 1
Defining the Game Through Biomechanics
A How-To for Adjusting Ball Speed
Keeping Up With the Times
The Seven Deadly Sins of Joe and Jane Blow – Part 2
Getting Your Hand Behind the Ball
The Key
Common Physical Errors – Part 1
Mastering Multiple Hand Positions
Bring Your Best Approach to the Dance
An Early Swing Can Bring Early Elimination
The Timing Ideal
The Follow Through
Astronaut Training
Follow Through Low, Long, and Outward
Staying Behind the Ball Better and Getting the Most Out of Practice Sessions
Chicken Winging
Grip It and Rip It vs. Stroke 'Em and Smoke 'Em
New Rules for Staying Competitive
Have You Seen My Timing Lying Around Here Anywhere?
Speaking the Same Language
Four-Tenths of a Second That Can Change Your Life - Part 1
How to Transfer Energy Cleanly
Four-Tenths of a Second That Can Change Your Life - Part 2
The Left is Frustrating - Part 2
The Left is Frustrating - Part 1
Rev Rates, Carry, and the Areas Where Less Accomplished Bowlers Should Focus to Excel
How Specific Muscles Contribute to an Elite Release
Important Things to Know About Your Body as a Bowler
The Seven Deadly Sins of Joe and Jane Blow - Part 1
Mythbusting - Part 1
Calculating a Downswing Angle
Anatomy of a Perfect Swing
Pay Attention to Your Feet!
Release Timing
Don't Straighten Up, Straighten OUT!
Fast Feet Equal Better Shotmaking
Building an Efficient Bowling Machine
The One-Three Key
Anatomy of an Elite Release
Stuff to Do, No Matter What - Part 1
Ball Speed and the Right Equipment
Bowling By the Clock
Writers’ Thoughts on Timing and RG
Changing Hand Positions
Versatility Accomplishes Greater Consistency
The Kinetic Chain
Get Your Game's Foundation Rolling
Shoulds and Should Nots - Part 3
Shoulds and Should Nots - Part 2
Shoulds and Should Nots - Part 1
Drop Your Damn Shoulder!
In a Slump?
The Cure for Early Turn and Over-Turn - Part 2
The Cure for Early Turn and Over-Turn - Part 1
Altering Your Physical Game FAST
Lofty Goals
The Evil Drift
What is Your Bowling Forearm Doing?
The Ron Clifton Scoot
How Far Should You Slide?
Little Changes That Can Make a Big Difference - Part 2
Little Changes That Can Make a Big Difference - Part 1
Seniors on Steroid Balls
Reconceptualization of an Elite Release
Work the Inside of the Ball or Stay Behind It? Part 2
The Dance
Prepping You and Your Equipment for Nationals and Is Drifting Okay?
Starting From the Ground Up - Part 1
Starting From the Ground Up - Part 2
Backswings and Fast Feet
At the Core of Fast Improvements and Higher Level Performance
Training Two-Handed Players
The VAR-E System
Starting From the Ground Up - Part 3
Work the Inside of the Ball or Stay Behind It? Part 1
Starting From the Ground Up - Part 4