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


~ 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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Natasha and Qalif are our new youth bowling champions…

After 9 Legs of intense competition to earn a berth at the SPORTEXCEL-NSC-MILO-MTBC JUNIOR CIRCUIT 2010 GP FINALS, the journey ended for 82 aspiring champions over the weekend. There can only be one champion each in the 6 categories. A total of 88 youths from East and West Malaysia qualified for the sort of ‘tournament of tournaments’ for the youth bowling community.

The annual SPORTEXCEL Junior Circuits have unearthed many raw talents over the years. As a coach who was involved with the country’s Youth Development Program since its inception in the late 1980s until about two years ago, I note with regret the lack of committed state associations this time around. The results show that only a few of them are committed to developing the sport of tenpin bowling in their home states. Every state will have a pool of talent. These youths have to be nurtured and given the best training at the grassroot level before they can be groomed for more competitive tournaments. 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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