May 2013 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

A method for determining when it’s best to actively assist in the learning process

Bandwidth Feedback

In my last article, I discussed a practical method for coaches to decrease the amount of information they provide during coaching sessions. This method is known as learner-generated feedback. To recap, I urged coaches to consider allowing their students to...

Drills that coax kids out of their comfort zone

Demonstrating Ball Motion

This is the time of year when young athletes decide to learn more about bowling. The reasons for the additional learning desire could be an upcoming move from middle school to high school (we don't have middle school bowling in...

Is thinking that a condition is difficult affecting how well you bowl?

how-perception-impacts-performance

This month I'll discuss how performance will impact the perception of how difficult or easy a task is to complete. I will also explore how perception can impact performance. Greatness is always in the details. For those who take small...

Knee bend, the power step, and the slide

Shoulds and Should Nots - Part 2

Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative. Thanks, Johnny Mercer, for great song lyrics that apply beautifully to proper bowling execution! These two things must be done correctly to get the maximum potential in your game. In my last article, I...

Find your way out starting with an inventory

Slump Busting

“When you're in a slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.” —Dr. Seuss Virtually every player who has taken on the rigors of competition bowling has had dark periods where their game goes stale....

Footwork: The foundation of effectiveness

Starting From the Ground Up - Part 1

Almost every time I coach a bowler, I’m reminded of the expression relating to chewing gum and walking at the same time. Inevitably, bowlers are able to perform an effective armswing while standing still and are able to walk efficiently...

Answer the three questions honestly

Where is Your Next Level?

I’m often approached by bowlers who tell me they want to get to the next level. What is the next level, anyway? It can be many things to many bowlers, but since BTM focuses on higher average bowlers, I’m going...