Even though you are most likely bowling on the same oil pattern all year, subtle week-to-week variations in the pattern and the mental benefits of a proper warm-up routine before league should not be underestimated. Here’s an idea of what elements to include in your league night warm-up routine:

  • Dynamic warm-up: Prior to throwing a ball, bowlers should loosen up their joints and warm up their muscles with dynamic movements.
  • Shoot spares: If your league custom is to throw one ball per person at a time, make sure to throw a few spare shots at the beginning or end of your warm-up.
  • Start outside: It’s a good habit to throw your first few shots a couple of boards outside of your expected line while you build up your ball speed. The result doesn’t matter. Once you’re ready, adjust to the lanes as needed.