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An afternoon with Dave Smart of 900 GLOBAL

Who better to learn about ball dynamics than from someone who has spent a good part of his life working with probowlers? Dave Smart is a former ball driller for probowlers and PBA Tour Technical Consultant.

Yesterday, Dave, who now represents 900 Global Headquarters in Texas, USA, was in town to conduct a 900 Global and AMF Bowling Clinic and Ball Demonstration organised by SHR Bowling Proshop and Trocadero Bowl. 
 

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Making a Post-Shot Analysis

Today, I would like to share with you some information I have found to be very useful. I have successfully applied this method to my trainees. Use it as a guide to improve on your bowling.

Here is a short excerpt from Dr. Chris Mesagno (sports psychologist and USBC coach).

Focusing on Post-Shot routines to maintain composure and make proper adjustments. By Dr. Chris Mesagno

AFTER THE SHOT

~ A psychological post-shot routine is a sequence of thoughts the athlete employs after the shot execution that continues until a decision is made for the next shot attempt and pre-shot routine begins. The post-shot routine is important because you maintain composure during a game, series, or an entire tournament.

Using a consistent, healthy psychological post-shot routine can assist with reducing anxiety, improving quick decision-making and adjustments, and maintaining non-judgmental thinking. To recap, the first step to the psychological post-shot routine included asking the question “Did I execute the shot well physically?” after each delivery. If you answer “No” to this question, then your goal for the next attempt is to execute the next shot well. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Dominant Eye Phenomenon

As bowlers and as coaches, we all know about the “Dominant Eye” theory.

It is commonly thought that a right eye dominant person will miss the mark by as much as 2 boards to the left, and vice-versa. However, your dominant eye “inaccuracy” may not be the same over different parts of the lane. That is to say, when you are standing in the middle and aiming for the second arrow, you might miss by 2 boards. Yet, when you stand two dots right-of-center aiming for the second arrow, you might not need to make any adjustment.

In light of what we know or have been made to believe is true, I made an amazing discovery recently. Read the rest of this entry »

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