Many bowlers try to go to their local bowling center at quiet times and off-hours for focused training sessions. But what if you go to practice and end up beside rowdy open play bowlers or a loud birthday party?

When faced with distractions all around you during a practice session, you should consider modifying your practice plan. Regardless of what you intended to work on, this becomes an opportunity to work on your focus and reframing technique.

First, view this as an opportunity (reframing). Adjust your practice to include focus items, such as doing your pre-shot routine on every shot, starting over if you’re interrupted, and performing with loud and unpredictable noises around you. Because it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to “impress” open bowlers and lose all focus, shooting low ball for spare practice can help train you to focus on the task at hand, regardless of who is watching.