October 2012 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

The benefits of lateral trunk bend revealed

Drop Your Damn Shoulder!

This month I’d like to share with readers why they should drop the bowling shoulder as much as they can. I always strive to ground my thinking in sport science research and my own research studies as well as reflection...

The topography

Lane Launch Pad - Part 2

After writing the first part of this series about oil patterns, it is now time to introduce you to the topography or shape of the lane. I will also be discussing some of the myths about oil patterns. Hopefully, this...

Helping your coach help you

So far in Coaching Concepts, you have learned that providing too much feedback to athletes is actually detrimental to learning. Giving feedback after each shot does not help the bowler learn their own error detection and correction system. Therefore, coaches...

Using your pinky finger

The Cure for Early Turn and Over-Turn - Part 2

In Part One (July Issue), I shared with you what I think are some unique ways to break the habit of turning the ball early. (To revisit my video on early turn, click here). Most, but not all, bowlers who...

Never walk toward your target

Drift is a very important and often misused word in bowling. We talk about it being too much or too little - we shouldn’t do it – no, it’s really okay if you only do it two boards – no,...

Competing well in all your bowling environments

The Thinker, the Squirrel, and the Volcano - Part 2

Last month, the relationship between a bowler’s skill sets and their peak performance was introduced in a new way. Using the Venn diagram to discuss the mental, tactical, and physical game, bowlers can identify which of the three most common...