Don’t Over-Think Your Game

During your regular practice sessions, score doesn’t matter so you can take the time to look at all the components of your style of bowling. Your whole purpose at that time is to “micromanage” and “over-analyze” yourself in order to improve your scores for when they do count. You can throw at the 10 pin for one whole game, change balls each frame, or worry about your terrific pendulum swing, among other things. But, when you are actually shooting for score, you can sometimes get caught up with the (literally) hundreds of different adjustments that can be tried.

Bowling is not a simple game. The more you learn about it, the more complex it becomes. Most people make the mistake of over-thinking their game when “in the heat of battle.” If they throw a couple of errant shots, their mind starts churning and they begin to worry about shooting a low score, which then leads them to make unnecessary corrections that may pile on top of each another until they are totally lost.

It’s important to point out that the middle of competition is not the time to straighten out, or fix, your game. If you find yourself worrying about all the little things when you’re bowling in a league or tournament, you may find yourself scoring worse than if you just threw the ball down the lane mindlessly.

Bowling is a game where you need to have your wits against you and a tremendous focus on the alley in the front without a thought for anything else which is how you can achieve success in this game and if you want to learn more about it, you can do so through About Bowling Balls website.

Here’s a “Choc-list” for a competitive strategy to keep yourself from over-thinking your bowling:

1) Put yourself on “autopilot.” Quit second guessing yourself. Be free-wheeling and look at the overall picture. Trust your instincts.

2) Your main objective is to find your strikeline. This is not a practice session so you have to be confident that, “from the foul line back, you are doing everything perfectly.” You need to feel relaxed and smooth in all aspects of your approach.

3) You just know that you are delivering the ball on the lane as best as you can. Don’t blame yourself for every pin that doesn’t fall.

4) If the night is particularly rough, don’t let the conditions get the better of you. After several moves or changes, try going back to your basics. Why not move back to your original starting point and reset your mind and body?

Can you remember the time when you shot your best game or series? It seemed as though everything flowed perfectly for you. You kept hitting the pocket whether you dropped the ball wide or you tugged the ball a little inside. No matter what you did, it seemed as though everything was striking regardless of how you threw the ball down the lane. You were “in the zone” and you didn’t even have to think, you just rolled the ball down the lane. “You Didn’t Have To Think About Every Shot.”

You know how to bowl and you’ve practiced hard to get where you’re at today. Don’t be the over-thinker, be the doer.

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