When starting to get ready for the season after being away from the lanes, try using a practice plan that focuses more on your existing skills and shaking off the rust, instead of bowling for score or trying to change something right away.

Try this four-game practice sequence to consolidate your technique after some time away from the lanes:

  • Game 1: Swing and release drills / full approach deliveries
  • Game 2: Focus on tempo and footwork, get things back in sync
  • Game 3: Spare shooting, corner pins only
  • Game 4: Play a few different lines to focus on alignment