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Timing, direction, and finding what works for you

Nuances of the Armswing

From one-handed swings to two-handed swings, from short, compact, muscly swings to long, loopy, effortless swings, and from the textbook to the unorthodox and everything in between, there are almost as many armswings out there as there are bowlers. That...

A practical approach to adjusting ball speed

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I first faced the need to change ball speeds back in 2006, when dual lane conditions were first used at the Junior World Championships. We were bowling on 33-foot and 48-foot patterns that year when I realized the need to...

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In this recurring feature, I answer questions from Bowling This Month readers. If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below so I can address them in a future installment of Coach, I’ve Got a Question! (Editor's note: the...

Drills to reduce your axis tilt and improve your release

Less Spin, More Roll

The bowling release is crazy. It’s wildly complex and bafflingly simple at the same time, depending on how you look at it. For most bowlers, the release is one of the hardest parts of the game to learn and change....

More tilt, more problems?

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So far in this series, we've covered three of the basic types of lower rev rate bowler styles: gunners, rollers, and turners. To wrap things up, we'll cover the spinner type. To be clear, this isn't referring to helicopter-style spinners, a...

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IssueArticle TitleAuthor
Nuances of the Armswing
Controlling Ball Speed
Coach, I've Got a Question! - March 2024
Less Spin, More Roll
Making The Most of a Low Rev Rate - Part 3
Coach, I've Got a Question! - January 2024
Converting to the Two-Handed Game
Making the Most of a Low Rev Rate - Part 2
Coach, I've Got a Question! - December 2023
Coach, I've Got a Question! - November 2023
Better Ball Speed as We Age
Coach, I've Got a Question! - October 2023
Common Issues for Elite Bowlers
Coaching the Unorthodox - Part 2
Everything Is Connected
Coach, I've Got a Question! - July 2023
Common Issues for Advanced Bowlers
Common Issues for Intermediate Bowlers
Coach, I've Got a Question! - May 2023
The Five Rings Method
Improving Lane Play Skills - Part 3
Common Issues for Beginner Bowlers
Improving Release Consistency
Coach, I've Got a Question! - February 2023
Better Practice Planning
The BTM Interview: Rebecca Whiting
Seven Exercises to Improve Your Stability
Improving a Key Part of Your Swing
Bowler Mobility and the Physical Game
Improving Lane Play Skills - Part 1
Coach, I've Got a Question! - August 2022
Arm Alignment in the Two-Handed Swing
Coach, I've Got a Question! - June 2022
Bowl Like a Pro - Part 3
Coach, I've Got a Question! - May 2022
Bowl Like a Pro - Part 2
Better Targeting for Better Bowling
Coach, I've Got a Question! - April 2022
Bowl Like a Pro - Part 1
Bowling 3.0: Two-Handed Technique - Part 3
Shot Repetition and Accuracy - Part 3
Coach, I've Got a Question! - February 2022
Bowling 3.0: Two-Handed Technique - Part 2
Bowling 3.0: Two-Handed Technique - Part 1
Coaching the Unorthodox - Part 1
Shot Repetition and Accuracy - Part 2
Bowling 2.0: The Release
Analyzing the PBA's Top 10 Players
Troubleshooting Your League Night
Shot Repetition and Accuracy - Part 1
Bowling 2.0: Body Position
The Importance of Proper Alignment
Bowling 2.0: Footwork
Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade - Part 4
Off-Lane Training to Improve Your Release - Part 2
Bowling 2.0: Timing
Off-Lane Training to Improve Your Release - Part 1
Keeping It Simple: The Armswing
How Internet Videos Can Ruin Your Release - Part 3
Training the Skills You Need
Bowling 2.0: The Swing
How Internet Videos Can Ruin Your Release - Part 2
Improving Your Stability at the Foul Line
A Five-Step Approach for Improving Anything
Bowling 2.0
Making the Leap from Recreational to Competitive Bowling - Part 4
Applying Bowling's Golden Rules
Breaking Down Barriers: Plotting a Course for 220
How Internet Videos Can Ruin Your Release - Part 1
Breaking Down Barriers: Getting Over the 180 Hump
Breaking Down Barriers: Joining the 200 Average Club
Keeping It Simple: Physical and Mental Cues
Making the Leap From Recreational to Competitive Bowling - Part 3
Tips for Playing Inside
Keeping Your Change
25 Common Bowling Errors - Part 3
Making the Leap From Recreational to Competitive Bowling - Part 2
The Bowling Trinity Revisited - Part 2
Bowling's Golden Rules - Part 3
Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade - Part 3
25 Common Bowling Errors - Part 1
Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade - Part 2
Tips and Suggestions for Mid-Level Bowlers - Part 3
The Release: Cause and Effect
Converting to the Two-Handed Game
The PWBA Round Table: Strengths, Pre-Shot Routines, and Best Advice
Introduction to Loft Manipulation
Tips and Suggestions for Mid-Level Bowlers - Part 2
Introduction to Adjusting Ball Speed
Introduction to Bowling Ball Axis Control
Troubleshooting and Fixing Thumb Exit Problems
Don't Just Watch...Observe - Part 3
Don't Just Watch...Observe - Part 2
Don't Just Watch...Observe - Part 1
Improving Two-Handed Bowling Technique Through Physical Game Drill Sequences
LASER, Revisited - Part 5
Using Shoulder Abduction for a More Relaxed and Powerful Swing
Physical Game Drills to Improve Your Bowling - Part 3
Physical Game Drills to Improve Your Bowling - Part 2
Physical Game Drills to Improve Your Bowling - Part 1
Problem or Symptom?
The Basics of Improving Your Bowling Game - Part 2
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