• 009307f_Q6494u_c When the Money is on the Line

    We all deal with pressure, it’s part of being human, and it’s necessary for competition. What separates the average bowler from the greatest in the game is how they react in pressure situations. When the lights are bright and a prize is at stake, it’s the ones who handle their nerves and execute that get… Read more »

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  • bowling excellence

    Every bowler would like to become the perfect bowler. We bet if you had the option, every shot you took would be a strike. You could block everything from your mind, execute perfect technique and have the pins all fall your way. That’d be ideal, right? Sure it would, but perfection in bowling isn’t realistic…. Read more »

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  • 008616f_Q6457u_c Choking

    Falling just short of a huge moment because your mind was elsewhere. We’ve all done it. Whether it’s a national tournament or your local league championship, there’s always a chance that you can be distracted at a critical time. But it’s what you do you with your bowling mental game in that situation that determines… Read more »

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  • 008614f_Q6455u_c Training the Mental Game

    If you can control your mind, you can control your game. It’s well known that the most dominant and consistent athletes are often the toughest mentally. Whether things are going perfectly to plan or the wheels are coming off, the strongest athlete remains calm and keeps their focus. This is especially true for bowling, a… Read more »

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  • 007643f_Q6414u_c Teamwork

    One of the best ways to become a more well-rounded and confident bowler is to test yourself in a team environment. Whether you form a two-man partnership or join a five-player group, you might find that team bowling can often be more exciting and a greater test of a bowler’s willpower than the solo game…. Read more »

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  • Focus and Concentration in the Bowling Mental Game

    The mental side of sports is the hardest part to perfect, and it often separates the good athletes from the great ones. That fact is especially apparent in bowling, which requires the brain to be honed in at all times. The fact is, there will almost always be distractions on the lane to affect your… Read more »

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  • 008603f_Q6444u_c Observation without Judgement

    The highest form of bowling intelligence is to be able to perform observation without judgement. The goal is to notice first and react at least 5 seconds later. Watch as Team USA Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney attempts this practice during and after her shots.

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  • Team Bowling: Playing the Lanes

    Coaching a bowling team is much different than coaching an individual bowler. USBC Gold coaches Del Warren and Stephen Padilla explain three key elements in team bowling. These elements will provide some insight as to how to coach and how the players will respond.

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  • 006881f_Q6382u_c Lane Courtesy

    Lane courtesy is another bowling rule that can be difficult to understand and may differ between leagues and tournaments. Many bowlers have questions on proper lane courtesy when it comes to a tournament setting. USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Team USA Assistant Head Coach Kim Terrell-Kearney discuss lane courtesy.

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