July 2022 Content Archive

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Charting your course to navigate bowling's ups and downs

A Champion's Emotional Map

Psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt has a wonderful story to explain the two driving forces in our lives. Think of your brain as a rider, sitting atop an elephant. The rider is your rational mind, making decisions about what to...

The importance of the lead elbow

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In the July 2007 issue of Bowling This Month, I first wrote about two-handed bowling in my article, How to Coach or Bowl With the Two-Handed Thumbless Delivery: An Emergent Powerful Style. In that article, I wrote, “If you haven’t...

A chat with lead reviewer Eric Martinez

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Bowling This Month's ball reviews are often acknowledged to be some of the most thorough and objective in the business. While readers can learn more about our overall ball review process here, we thought we'd pull back the curtain a...

Think like a pro

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In 2013, I was coaching Team Canada at the World Games in Cali, Colombia. At the end of one of our qualifying blocks, as my bowlers were packing up their equipment, I looked over to watch the end of Team...

Coach, I've Got a Question! - July 2022

In this recurring feature, I’ll be answering questions from Bowling This Month readers, or questions I’ve received from bowlers I work with, that might not require the depth of a full-length article, but that can definitely benefit more than just...

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In recent months, there have been several major rule changes in the world of bowling, some from the USBC and some from the PBA. These rulings have been controversial, to say the least, and have generated much heated debate and...

The BTM Interview: Andy Diercks - Part 2

In this installment of The BTM Interview, we continue our chat with Team USA Assistant Coach Andy Diercks. He is a USBC Silver-certified coach who has worked with Junior Team USA since 2017. Coach Diercks is also the head coach...

Player perspectives, analysis, and equipment selection

Thoughts From the 2022 US Women's Open

The amount of preparation that is required prior to an event like the US Women’s Open can easily get overlooked, as most preparation takes place well in advance of the telecast. But aside from the obvious on-lane and mental game...