John Bell is Assistant Professor of Innovative CommunicationJohn Bell is Assistant Professor of Innovative Communication Design at the University of Maine. Design at the University of Maine.
In Bowling Psychology, you’ll learn the mental strategies for performing your best, day in and day out. From progressive muscle relaxing techniques to positive self-talk and focus cues, you will pick up spares more consistently, improve accuracy, and overcome anxieties.
You’ll also find insights, advice, and anecdotes from bowling’s best:
Bob Learn, Jr.
Del Ballard, Jr.
Tommy Jones, Jr.
Manage pressure, find your focus, and reach your potential. With detailed information on topics including mindfulness training, sensory awareness, and the mind–body connection, Bowling Psychology is your all-in-one toolbox for mental mastery of the lanes.
The sport's definitive work, from the game's master instructor. In Bowling Execution, legend and PBA Hall of Fame coach John Jowdy shares his expertise on every aspect of the sport, from developing skills to refining techniques for improved consistency.
Bowling Execution will show you how to
-improve each phase of your shot, from stance to follow-through;
-increase the accuracy of your hook;
-incorporate the free armswing for smoother mechanics;
-generate more power behind your shot to create greater pin action;
-analyze lane conditions and adjust your game accordingly; and
-develop strategies for achieving your personal best.
Whether your style is power or finesse, Bowling Execution will raise your game and your scores. It's the bowling resource you will turn to again and again.
Inside you’ll find progressive, detailed instruction on all aspects of the game. You’ll learn these essential skills and strategies:
• Arm swing
You’ll also learn the best strategies for targeting and picking up spares as well as correcting common errors and adjusting to various lane conditions.
Best of all, this updated second edition features new full-color photos and diagrams, dozens of drills, self-scoring exercises for charting progress, and professional advice for improving your performance.
Part of Human Kinetics’ popular Steps to Success series—with more than 2.5 million copies sold worldwide—Bowling: Steps to Success will have you landing solid strikes and converting even the most stubborn spares in no time.
Conversations and adventures with the people he finds in bowling alleys at all hours of the day and night--retired Maine lobstermen, saucy European nannies, recovering addicts, former bowling champions, college students, World War II vets and lingerie saleswomen, to name a few--combine to form a picture of what America looks like while standing in a pair of rented shoes.
Hilarious, insightful and at times moving, BOWLING ACROSS AMERICA is an epic journey that will enthrall readers everywhere.
Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport.
While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!"Packed with photos and line drawings Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques Covers beginner through more advanced techniques
Whether you're a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.
Bowlers are faced with endless questions, problems, and choices every time we bowl. Answers and solutions abound, but a great many of them are ineffective or just plain wrong. How do we know what to do? How do we know what to believe? In this book we examine:
What doesn't work, and what bowlers have wrong.
What's really happening on the lanes, and how things really work.
What you need to change to get back to striking.
How to properly make that change.
We teach you how to figure out exactly what's wrong with your shot. We show you all of the adjustments available to you, teach you what each one actually does, and show you how and when to apply it. We give you strategies that will improve your lane play and your decision making. Finally, we teach you a mathematically sound spare system that will simplify your game and make picking up your spares an easy proposition. We give you all of the knowledge and tools you need to take your game to the next level and become the bowler you want to be.