Talented Women Bowlers Compete Within Their Skill Sets
By: bowlingball.com, 1/1/16
Talented women bowlers compete within their own skill sets.
A few women players with advanced skills are power players with high rev rates and are able to hook the ball a great deal, but most are not.
Skilled women bowlers adapt to lane conditions and to various levels of competition by trusting and using their own particular abilities and do not try and be something they are not.
No bowler in history has ever mastered the game entirely, women included.
Successful women players typically resist exceeding their own physical game limitations when competing against men while facing stiff competition or challenging lane conditions.
The key is awareness and competing within their ranges of effectiveness.
If you know you have a reliable, free and repetitive arm swing, as example, trust your swing and stick with your best release technique when under pressure.
Rely on your accuracy, balance, and consistent ball speed control.
If you have slow and steady footwork, as another example, avoid overly increasing the pace of your steps in anticipation of delivering an important shot or to adding power when trying so hard to strike.
Focus on maintaining what has gotten you to the forefront as a talented player by trusting your natural tempo and discipline when the chips are on the line.
Allow your bowling ball to do the job and make the case that you are a serious competitor and able to succeed.
This can be done by maintaining a consistent rhythm and staying in your own “wheelhouse”, as the saying goes.
There exists the possibility that when you try to do more than you typically are trained to do, the results become less than you hope for which can lead to trouble during competition.
When you feel the need to sharpen your game skills, don’t be bashful to work with a reliable and experienced instructor to pinpoint key areas of focus.
Practice with purpose.
Trust your game and use the tools you have developed when adjusting to challenging conditions so you can retain the ability to hit the pocket consistently.
Avoid reaching for game adjustments you have yet to use or embrace in past competitions.
Visualize bowling well before beginning a competition. Commit to the strongest assets of your game and rely on those skills when bowling in pressure situations.
Pressure has a way of making us want to take chances and want to reach for the limits of our skill sets.
Avoid these temptations. Focus instead on making one good shot at a time, trust your game, and give yourself a chance to succeed.