While many bowlers look for the stance to be completely stationary, a trigger is a movement that can be used to help create a smooth transition from standing still to moving forward. For example, think of Pete Weber tapping his finger on the ball before he starts walking. Here are a few tips for using a trigger effectively to improve your consistency:

  • Triggers are not movement for the sake of movement. They often start out unconsciously, but they become a purposeful piece of your routine.
  • Bowlers should have no more than one trigger. Too much movement will cause misalignment and inconsistency.
  • The trigger can support an important physical cue, such as moving/tucking the elbow or relaxing the shoulder to support a swing thought about a relaxed armswing.