May 2020 Content Archive

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Bowlers Behaving Badly - Part 1

It has often been said that there is no defense in bowling. To an extent, this is true: you roll the ball, you attempt to make the pins fall, and once that ball has left your hand, you’re nothing more...

Considerations for building a strong team

Bowling Team Lineup Dynamics

Last time, we focused on bowler self-perception; this time, let’s delve into team dynamics. To start, we'll talk a bit about the roles on a typical four-person team: leadoff, middle, setup, and anchor—each of which requires certain mental and physical...

Preparing for challenging lane play moments

Building Mental Toughness

Whether it involves making a cut, cashing, earning a trip to nationals, or winning a title, those who perform as close to their normal as possible in key stress-filled moments will be more likely to succeed. I have had the...

An alternative approach to developing lane play skills

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Ask bowlers of any level what they’d like to improve and one of the most likely answers will be something related to lane play. Over the years, I’ve written plenty of articles about this topic, but I wanted to take...

The BTM Book Report: 'Talent Is Overrated'

Geoff Colvin’s Talent is Overrated is another book in the growing literature about performance. Written mostly from a business perspective, it approaches the topic by taking examples from the top performers in...

Fixing badly-bent elbows

Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade - Part 3

This is the third contribution to my Tricks of the Bowling Coaching Trade series (click here for Part 1 and Part 2). In these articles, I am sharing some of the coaching methods I have developed and used in my...