When bowling for strikes, always stand in the same place every time. This will center you and allow you to track the line of your ball. When going for a spare, change your standing location. Watch other bowlers and experiment to determine which positions work best for you when attempting to pick up various spare […]
If you’re leaving 7 or 10 pin’s frequently, move your starting position slightly forward or backward until you find a better bowling position.
Pick and use a few words and say them to yourself to trigger yourself to bowl ‘intuitively.’ Examples are ‘Trust’, ‘Let Go’, ‘now’, ‘It all comes together now’. As you say your phrase concentrate on your breathing or your heart beat. In effect, you are conditioning yourself to enter a meditative state on cue, whereupon […]
Practice walking left and walking right and having a straight walk. Practice open and closed shoulders. Practice adjusting speeds. Have at least three different approach timings. Practice playing different parts of the lane. Flexibility is power. Cultivate three or four releases, all of which work well. For a stretch, intentionally put yourself in poor conditions […]
After you release the ball, practice bringing the wrist of your bowling hand inwards and to your opposite ear with the elbow bent. Might not seem important, but don’t over look this simple tip.
Top athletes, including top bowlers always warm up! Begin with some stretching. This will keep you from being injured and improve your relaxation at the same time. Deep knee bends, side stretches and touching your toes are three great exercises to make a habit of every time you bowl.
Many top PBA bowlers bowl with 15 pound and even 14 pound balls. Heavier is not necessarily better. As a more experienced bowler, be sure not to be using too heavy a ball. Start experimenting with lighter balls so you have more control. A lighter ball causes you less fatigue over all, a very desirable […]
It’s important that you’re always ready to bowl. It helps create a rhythm for you and your team mates. Get a sequence of where you sit, how you approach the ball, and even what you say and picture to yourself on each shot. Stay focused and concentrated in a set of specific actions. Imagine that […]
It’s essential to have a relaxed grip on the ball. This is the real secret to a free flowing armswing! Relax your grip more and more until it feels like you’re barely hanging onto the ball. This will help you get over any fear of dropping the ball. Keep your fingers, and especially your thumb, […]
To create the most fluid approach timing, concentrate on balancing your body and on creating a build up of momentum. Here are some elements to experiment with: On your first step, bring the bowling ball back in alignment with your bowling arm side foot, concentrating on keeping it over the foot. On your second step, […]