October 2013 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

How ball weight impacts your game

Ball Weight

By now the new league season is well underway. After Bowl Expo ended in June, ball manufacturers came out with their new equipment for the 2013-2014 season. Many of these new balls were reviewed in the August and September issues...

From high track to full roller players

Consistently Performing Layouts

The league and tournament seasons are now in full swing and most likely many of you are getting ready to drill a new piece of equipment for either your league or your upcoming tournament competitions. I would like to give...

Athletes' skills improve overall with some simple methods

How Coaches Can Best Apply Feedback

In previous issues of Coaching Concepts, I have advocated that the quality, rather than the quantity, of feedback is most important when instructing bowlers. Last time I provided a method where coaches can get athletes involved in the decision making...

Can biofeedback be the key?

Reaching a Higher Level

To continue our understanding of how sport science can help bowlers reach a higher performance level, I share insight into biofeedback as a training tool. For peak performance, a bowler must be able to control physical response to a stressful...

Your routine for success: planning, evaluating, execution

The Cycle

In bowling there is much ado about the physical game and about equipment. Modern bowling, however, requires much more from successful players. It is no longer enough to have a great release and great timing, though both are still requirements...

Basics on ball and lane surface, drilling and layout, and applying knowledge

The Non-Physical Non-Mental Game

I competed in a local tournament recently which always draws a strong field with a wide variety of styles and techniques. After I was knocked out, I sat with a young two-handed player with truly BHAG’s (Big Hairy Audacious Goals)....

How to make training more productive and fun

The T Word - Part 1

No athlete progresses in their chosen sport without training to improve skill levels. You can't train if you're keeping score and if you're keeping score, winning matters. If winning matters, you're not training. There are many ways to practice which...