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- 3 Mental Game Toolbox
- 4 Lane Play
- 5 Drills
- 6 Practice Devices and Props
- 7 Fitness
- 8 Instructional Material
- Analysis of Elite Bowlers by Bill Spigner ... Added 9/23/2011
- Analysis of the Modern 10 Pin Swing & Release Video....Added 04/25/2012
- Biomechanical terms ... Added 12/20/2011
- Brian Voss Coaching Seminar
- Cybervision Tapes
- Fundamentals of the Modern Release
- Stable Upper Body
- Motion Capture
- Peak Performance Under Stress
- Role of the Trailing Leg and Knee Continuation
- The Flat spot
- The King of Swing
- Shift Bowl Technique
- Video Capture Tips for Bowler Assessment / Coaching
- Analysis of Two-Handed Bowling and Key elements
- Bowl.com Tips from Belmonte
- Jim Merrell- Keep Your Head Over the Ball
- Joe Slowinski - Two-handed bowling form (bowlingknowledge.info)
- Joe Slowinski - Two-handed bowling release drills (bowlingknowledge.info)
Mental Game Toolbox
- Drills by Joe Slowinski
- Free Swing Drill as detailed by Jim Merrell ...Added 6/28/2012
- Grip Test as illustrated by Don Johnson ...Added 9/28/2011
- Reducing Grip Pressure ...Modified 5/5/2013
Practice Devices and Props
Something there is that doesn't love a wall ...
However, walls can be very useful on the the approach side of the foul line.
With apologies to Robert Frost from whom I borrowed the opening line from, the list begins.
Most of you know about walls on the lanes but are you aware of the many uses of a wall as a bowlers aid? There are more than the initial two that follow.
1) Look at post#4 by Jim Merrell regarding "the ball placement step"
2) Richard Shockley "the finish"
More uses of a wall to come ...
Always get permission from the center authorities first.
On the lane as targeting devices - connect the dots (a line) several feet apart, look and listen.
On the lane side by side (a corridor) separated by a few boards, object roll the ball between the pieces of tape,use two sets several feet apart
2) PVC Targeting tool
You can buy them, but you can make them for a lot less, you can improvise adding features. This is variation of an old concept. This forum post has suggested spec's and materials list
Motion Monitoring Aid
1) A piece of tape on your PAP during practice sessions can help you see what your ball is doing and when its doing it
A simple method for finding your PAP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fooIV5Tj7zc&list=UUlmJP7tuk3ztllCGi6Lq2YQ&index=26
First Step First Aid
A plastic drinking straw can be taped to the approach in the spot you want your first step to go. This was demonstrated in a USBC video
- 7 Exercises Every Bowler Should Know ... Added 5/26/2012
Last Update February 8, 2013
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Books - The Written Word
Bare Bones Bowling
by Brian Voss Publication date: 3/11/2013
Bowling Execution - 2nd Edition
by John Jowdy (Feb 13, 2009)
Bowling Fundamentals - a better way to learn the fundamentals
by Michelle Mullen (2004)
BOWLING: The Handbook of Bowling Pschology
by Eric Lasser, Fred Borden, Jeri Edwards
FOCUSED for BOWLING: Mental Skills to Master Every Shot
by Dean Hinitz
Intrinsic Bowling - Beyond "The Zone" Into The Inner Bowler (Volume 1)
by Dr. Dennis A. Hooker PhD and Palmer Fallgren (Oct 15, 2012)
Let it go
by Palmer Falgren
Par Bowling: The Challenge
by Thomas C. Kouros
Play the High Friction Game CD
by Mo Pinel
See It, Feel It, Do It
by Mo Pinel
The Game Changer: A simple system for improving your bowling scores
by Mark Baker
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
by W. Timothy Gallwey, Zach Kleiman and Pete Carroll (May 27, 1997) http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6440&hilit=key%3A123xyz
THE MENTAL GAME
by George Allen
A Pro's Guide To Better Bowling - Volume 1 -VHS
by Don Johnson
A Pro's Guide To Better Bowling - Volume 2 - VHS
by Don Johnson
Dick Ritger Series Volume 1: The Perfect Strike Feeling - DVD
by Dick Ritger
Dick Ritger Series Volume 2: Developing Accuracy & Playing Angles - DVD
by Dick Ritger
Norm Duke - Learn to Bowl Competitively DVD
by Norm Duke
Quiet Mind Bowling - DVD
by Steven Yellin
Ball Drilling For Dummies Series
with Tim Burg, Joey Cerar, and Mo Pinel
Above 180 Take your game to the next level
Tim Burg and Joey Cerar
Ron Clifton's Articles Archive
Articles by Ron Clifton
Next Level Bowling - 6 Video Lessons by Norm Duke
Found withing the Tech Tips Tab - Instructional Videos
Richard Shockley's VideoTips
Joe Slowinski's Bowling Knowledge
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