Making the most of practice time is something that all bowlers want to do. Even pros, who have lots more time on the lanes, want that time to be as productive as possible. Whether you practice once a week, once a month, or once a day, good practice habits form the basis of effective skill development. With this in mind, here are some tips for improving your practice sessions:
- Only bring the equipment you need for that practice. If you are working on skill development, you really only need one ball. More equipment equals more distractions.
- Practice alone. Research indicates that for individual pursuits, the best results come from focused individual practice, not from training in groups. An exception to this would be a lesson with a coach.
- Take breaks when needed and stop practicing when you are no longer productive. This can be after 20 minutes, or it can be after several hours. Quality is more important than quantity.