The finish position is generally influenced by the footwork, timing, and swing that come before it. However, a bowler can still improve their finish position by isolating a few elements of the movement, which can then influence positions earlier in the approach. Release drills at the foul line or one-step slide drills are best for this kind of work.

Some of the elements of the finish position that can be improved with drills include:

  • The follow through: reach long and low, instead of up.
  • Center of gravity: your center of gravity should be directly above your slide foot, with the weight evenly placed over the mid-foot.
  • Posture: focus on keeping your posture upright enough so that your head is above your slide foot throughout the release.