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Master all of the essential skills of bowling to raise your averages at the lanes. Bowling: Steps to Success contains in-depth, progressive instruction for each aspect of the game—from grip and stance to footwork and release—so you’ll be throwing strikes consistently in no time.
Build a strong skill base with clear instruction, precise illustrations, and dozens of drills that feature a scoring system to help you gauge your improvement and accelerate your progress. Then learn and practice the tactics of shooting strikes and spares to give you more confidence and success on every frame.
Step up to the line knowing you’ll deliver a well-executed shot with pinpoint accuracy. As part of the Steps to Success Series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold—Bowling: Steps to Success will give you maximum results.
Step 1. Gripping the Ball for Comfort and Control
Step 2. Developing a Bowling Mind-Set
Step 3. Beginning the Approach With a Solid Stance
Step 4. Moving Your Feet with Timing and Efficiency
Step 5. Swinging for Power and Accuracy
Step 6. Finishing the Approach in Balance
Step 7. Coordinating the Steps and the Swing
Step 8. Creating an Effective Release
Step 9. Adjusting the Stance, Swing, and Release
Step 10. Adjusting to the Strike Pocket
Step 11. Using a Spare Shooting System
Step 12. Adjusting to Lane Conditions
Step 13. Bowling Competitively
Douglas L. Wiedman maintains a continuing lectureship in bowling instruction for the department of health and kinesiology at Purdue University, where he has taught for 12 years. During this time, Purdue's bowling program has become one of the largest college-based instructional programs in the United States. Wiedman also coaches the Harrison High School bowling team in Lafayette, Indiana, where the boys' team has won three sectional titles and was runner-up once under Wiedman's leadership. His 2003 and 2004 teams boasted top regional finishes and two state semifinal berths, and his 2005 team appeared in the state finals.
Wiedman has 25 years of bowling experience, including 4 years on Purdue's intercollegiate team and 12 years as a member of the American Bowling Congress (ABC). In 2002, he earned Junior Olympic Gold Level II instructor certification, and he earned Team USA Bronze Level coaching certification in 2004. In August 2005, Wiedman completed the Silver Level coaching course, attaining the second-highest coaching certification offered by USA Bowling. Wiedman officially became an assistant coach of Purdue's intercollegiate team in the 2004-05 season, and he is a member of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA).
Aside from bowling, in his spare time Wiedman enjoys playing tennis, reading, and attending his kids' activities. He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Beverly, and their three children.