Lack of focus is often cited as an excuse for bad bowling, but focus is actually all about making sure you are paying attention to the right things at the right time.

There are four different kinds of focus we all use without knowing it, but we need to be aware of which one to use when the situation calls for it. We use the four types of focus all the time while bowling, almost in sequence. Understanding your focus strengths and weaknesses can help you address which parts you need to work on off the lanes:

  • Broad / external: Observing ball motion
  • Broad / internal: Contemplating adjustments
  • Narrow / internal: Pre-shot routine
  • Narrow / external: Targeting

(For more details about how to use the four types of focus to improve your bowling, click here or here.)