Visualization is a skill that many bowlers use in their pre-shot routines, or as part of preparing for an important tournament. Did you know that visualization can also be used to help build confidence and speed up skill acquisition? Provided below is a visualization exercise aimed at improving skill development.

While seated comfortably or lying down, picture yourself performing a new or developing skill perfectly:

  • Start by picturing the drill in practice, performing several successful repetitions with perfect form.
  • Next, picture yourself using that skill perfectly in a full approach, again during practice, free of pressure.
  • Finally, imagine yourself bowling in a tournament using that skill. Picture the ball’s resulting trajectory, reaction, and impact at the pins for a perfect strike.

Repeat as necessary.