Smart Bowling Practice
By: bowlingball.com, 12/18/15
If you committed to increasing your practice time on the lanes then develop a system of smart bowling practice.
Practice when you are not in friendly competition with “practice mates” so you eliminate the worry of scoring or winning while you work on your game.
Work on fundamental components of a good bowling approach first so you begin to feel improved technique and correspondingly begin to trust your game again.
Once you establish a series of important keys to your game, then begin working on each key one at a time until you sense progress before moving on to the next key.
Here are some recommended keys you can focus on when practicing:
* Maintain an athletic and well balanced posture during your approach.
* Avoid any unnecessary head movement during your approach and when releasing your bowling ball.
* Focus on a consistent pace of footsteps.
*Avoid forcing your swing. Swing the ball with as much freedom as you can and with consistent gripping pressure with your bowling hand as possible.
*Keep your forward swing on a line with your intended ball delivery path toward your target.
* Hold your form at the foul line.
*Maintain consistent ball speed and loft distance beyond the foul line.
Simple keys such as these aforementioned ones can help you keep your game tuned and ready for competition if you practice smart, practice as frequently as time and budget allow, and try and practice by yourself or with a trusted friend so your primary focus is on these keys to your game.
Smart practice implies working on key fundamentals of your game and not just delivering shot after shot, pressing the reset button on the ball return unit if you do not strike, and by paying attention to score when score does not matter.
No player improves without some work and with a plan. Build your own practice plan, practice with regularity, and practice with the purpose of improving or maintaining your game when you are bowling well.
Make your practice time count; smart bowling practice is the gateway to winning scores.