Bowling Without Practice
Many league bowlers become surprisingly complacent with their practice strategies and therefore fail to advance their skills. If you’ve hit a plateau, proper organization of your practice, along with some tried-and-tested technique tips, could be just what you need to get back on track.
Believing that even minor adjustments can lead to vastly better performances, it’s always worth investing the effort and taking the time to improve your practice regimen. With a little tweaking, you may find yourself not just breaking personal records but competing at higher levels than ever before!
Breaking Down Old Habits
During practice games, bowlers often fixate on their score as if they were competing in high-stake leagues and tournaments. However, in practice, the focus should be on more than just scoring points. It’s about honing skills, analyzing techniques and improving overall performance.
When practicing bowling, deliberately setting up to miss the pocket helps to avoid being fixated on ball reactions and strike count. Instead, focus on honing specific techniques to improve your game.
Focus Your Practicing Routine
When practicing alone, it’s important to have a clear and intentional focus on areas of your bowling game that need improvement in order to enhance your overall performance. Identify the core strengths of your game, from your swing and balance to your steps, release, or finishing position.
Categorize your game into these simple and common components used by all bowlers, and subsequently select the area that requires the most attention during your practice sessions. This way, you’ll be able to refine your skills and ultimately bowl at your best.
By implementing a system that focuses on selecting one essential key to improve your game, working on it during practice, and subsequently moving on to the next when you are prepared, you can make strides in a relatively short amount of time. With this approach, the keys to your game will be honed, leading to noticeable improvement.
Once you’ve dedicated enough time to practicing your primary techniques, consider exploring other aspects of your game as time allows. Test out using different bowling ball equipment and try out various delivery angles you might use in competition. This way, you can improve in a more comprehensive manner.
Developing a regular practice plan is a key ingredient to your progress. After…