MENTALLY STRONG AND BALANCED

Bowling is a Mental Sport Bowling is a mental sport. Very few accomplished bowlers would argue with this statement. Then why is it that when a bowler is attempting to improve their game, they pursue more revs or the hottest new equipment, rather than mental skills?...

Mental Roadblocks: An Autobiography

Mental Roadblocks As a child, bowling was my passion.  I practiced every chance I could, attended camps, and took in every bit of information that my coach was willing to share.  I bowled in several leagues each year, and my Dad drove me to tournaments all over the...

Self-Confidence Is Everything

Confidence Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.  -Henry Ford As athletes, we have all had those times when we were sure that the task before us was well within our abilities, and there were other times when we were not so sure. ...

Understanding And Overcoming Performance Anxiety – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 in the series “Understanding and Overcoming Performance Anxiety.”  So far we have discussed the basics of performance anxiety as well as reducing the cognitive load of the athletic task so that performance is less likely to be adversely...

There Is No “Wrong” In Sports

    Note: This blog post expands on an idea that I originally learned in a USBC Level 1 Coaching Class taught by Tom Little in Conroe, Texas There is No “Wrong” in Sports  The exchange is a familiar one between a young athlete and a coach or parent.  The...