Learning to bowl has never been easier—or more fun—than with Bowling Fundamentals. Students will enjoy using this resource because they will learn by doing, spending less time reading and more time on the lanes. With simple instructions and accompanying photographs, this book makes it easy to teach students to bowl.
Bowling Fundamentals begins by teaching students about the proper grip and stance. These chapters are followed by instructions on footwork, arm swing, timing, and release. Chapters also are devoted to hitting the pocket and mastering left and right side spares. Finally, readers will get specific information on league bowling.
Each chapter addresses a specific skill, leading the student through a simple, four-step sequence:
You Can Do It: The skill is introduced with sequential instructions and accompanying photographs.
More to Choose and Use: Variations and extensions of the primary skill are covered.
Take It to the Lane: Readers learn how to apply the skill in competition.
Give It a Go: Several direct experiences—such as drills, small-sided games, and self-tests—are provided to gauge, develop, and hone the skill.
Writer Michelle Mullen won four national titles including one major as well as nine regional titles in the Professional Women’s Bowling Association and has coached bowlers of all skill levels for more than 16 years. Her personal and professional experiences allow her to understand clearly what bowlers need and how to help them achieve success.
Part of the Sports Fundamentals Series, Bowling Fundamentals teaches the basic skills and tactics to help readers get rolling in the game and enjoying every frame.
Chapter 1. Gripping the Bowling Ball
Chapter 2. Finding Your Stance
Chapter 3. Footwork and the Approach
Chapter 4. Pushaway and Back Swing
Chapter 5. Timing
Chapter 6. Finishing Strong
Chapter 7. Delivery and Hook
Chapter 8. Hitting the Pocket
Chapter 9. Left-Side Spares
Chapter 10. Right-Side Spares
Chapter 11. Open Bowling and League Play
This product was authored by Human Kinetics based on the contributions of:
Michelle Mullen won four national titles including one major as well as nine regional titles in the Professional Women's Bowling Association. She has coached bowlers of all skill levels for over 16 years, is certified as a USA Bowling GOLD coach, is co-owner of Your Bowling Coach with renowned pro bowler Aleta Sill, and is cofounder of Professional Bowling Instruction, Inc.
Mullen is a former United States team USA coach and has authored many instructional columns in various publications including Bowling Magazine and Asian Bowling Digest. She is a member of Bowling Writers Association of America; National Women's Bowling Writers, Inc.; and Mid-America Bowling Writers.