Some Fun Practice That Will Make You Better, Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about the kinds of games you can play on your own to improve your skills. But let’s face it, sometimes bowling alone can be boring. Things tend to be more fun  when you do them with someone else, but fun doesn’t always equal productive.

On that note, here are a few fun things to do when practicing with a friend, that will help you get better.

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Some Fun Practice… That Will Actually Make You Better.

My last blog had a few tips on how to drag your butt to the lanes when your motivation was a little lacking. In it, I mentioned playing a few games with yourself to make things fun and entertaining, instead of just feeling like hard work. I’ve had a few requests for suggestions in that area so here are 3 games you can play when practicing alone. Next week, I’ll post some games for when you’re with a friend.

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Setting Goals in the January BTM

January is a great time to talk about goal-setting because so many people use the new year as a starting point for resolutions and changes they want to make in their life. With that in mind, my January article in Bowling This Month is a detailed discussion of goal-setting expanding on some of the blogs I’ve already written on the topic. It includes the types of goals a bowler should be using, how to make effective goals, and a new way to visualize goals to make them more achievable.

Check it out here!

If you don’t already subscribe to BTM, it’s a great resource for avid bowlers looking for tips and advice from coaches around the world.

4 Things to Know BEFORE You Walk Into the Pro Shop

I ran a pro shop for 5 years. In that time I learned a lot of valuable lessons, and not the least of which was that the vast majority of customers walk into a pro shop with no idea what they’re looking for. As a service-based profession, the pro shop operator should be able to guide you along your quest for the perfect ball, but there are definitely a few things that would help make the process a lot easier.

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Why You Really Need To Eat While You Bowl

djokovic-eating-banana-200x300If you follow tennis at all, the image of a player eating a banana on a change-over should be fairly well known. Unlike most sports, there’s actually time for it and they take advantage of it. Bowlers should be doing the same thing. While a lot of coaches and parents are starting to get on that bandwagon, I’m going to argue that their reason behind it is wrong. Obviously, tennis players expend a lot more energy competing at their sport than bowlers do. A well-fed bowler should have plenty of energy for the physical demands of the sport over a few hours. Bowlers need to combat something else: Decision Fatigue

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