Bowling Fundamentals: A Better Way to Learn the Basics

Bowling Fundamentals: A Better Way to Learn the Basics

Paperback Sports Fundamentals

By (author) Michelle Mullen

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 13mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736051201
  • ISBN 13: 9780736051200
  • Illustrations note: 44 black & white illustrations, 61 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 297,009

Product description

"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; and 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.

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Author information

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. Mullen lives in Dearborn, Michigan. You can contact her through her Web site at

Review quote

From BOWL Magazine"It doesn't matter if your average is 100 or 200, everyone needs "Bowling Fundamentals,""

Table of contents

Gripping the bowling ball; finding your stance; footwork and the approach; pushaway and back swing; timing; finishing strong; delivery and hook; hitting the pocket; left-side spares; right-side spares; open bowling and league play.