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Bowling Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals Series)
Bowling Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals Series)
by Human Kinetics, Michelle Mullen
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736051201

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.

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.

Bowling Execution - 2nd Edition
Bowling Execution - 2nd Edition
by John Jowdy
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736075380

Learn how to bowl your best game from one of the world's top bowling coaches. John Jowdy has coached more than 100 pros, including Mike Aulby, Parker Bohn, Lisa Wagner, and Robin Romeo. In Bowling Execution, he covers every crucial technique.

Jowdy breaks the shot into its components and teaches you how to identify and correct common technical flaws to improve your execution and increase your scores.
Bowling Execution will show you how to

  • improve each phase of your shot, from stance to follow-through;
  • increase the accuracy of your hook;
  • incorporate the free armswing for smoother mechanics;
  • generate more power behind your shot to create greater pin action;
  • analyze lane conditions and adjust your game accordingly; and
  • develop strategies for achieving your personal best.
Bowling For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports and Hobbies))
Bowling For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies))
by A.J. Forrest, Lisa Iannucci
Paperback from For Dummies
ISBN: 0470601590

The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling game

Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport.

While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!"

  • Packed with photos and line drawings
  • Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques
  • Covers beginner through more advanced techniques
Whether you're a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.
Bowling: How to Master the Game
Bowling: How to Master the Game
by Parker Bohn III
Paperback from Universe
Media Published: 2000-
ISBN: 0789304945

The most definitive guide to the sport of bowling, this book is sure to take your game and your average to the next level.
Parker Bohn III, the 1999 Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year, clearly explains everything you need to know in order to shoot your maximum potential--from equipment, mental preparation, and practice regimens to stroke lines, spare conversions, and strategies for different lane conditions. Written for the beginner as well as the advanced bowler, the book features more than thirty detailed computer-generated lane diagrams that show the best paths to the pocket for both left and right-handers. Plus, a preface richly illustrated with vintage photos takes a fascinating look back at how the game came to be one of America's most-loved pastimes and how it is fast gaining popularity around the world.
Curious George Goes Bowling
by H. A. Rey
Listed under Curious George
Focused for Bowling
Focused for Bowling
by Dean Hinitz
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 073603708X


It's the final frame. The score is tight. Everything hinges on your very next throw. How do you rise above the din and the distractions to take your seat at the top?

The pressures of the game can make bowling one of the most mentally demanding sports around. In Focused for Bowling, you'll discover focus cues and other attention-centering techniques that can transform your game and keep you from making careless mistakes at critical points. Learn the concepts that professionals use to keep their head in the game when everything is riding on the line.

Focused for Bowling provides proven advice to help you pick up spares more consistently, recover from and avoid slumps, and get more satisfaction from each trip to the alley. From progressive muscle-relaxation techniques to positive self-talk, Focused for Bowling gives you the mental edge you need to make the transition from social bowling to the competitive scene.

Considered the leading authority on bowling psychology, Dean Hinitz is a regular columnist in Bowling This Month. To pick up your game, pick up this book and see why some of the country's most elite competitors trust Hinitz to give them the advice they need for more accurate, confident, and consistent performance when the pressure is on!

Sport Psychology Library: Bowling
Sport Psychology Library: Bowling
by Eric S. Lasser
Paperback from Fitness Information Technology
ISBN: 1885693680

Want to be a better bowler? Sport Psychology Library: Bowling - The Handbook of Bowling Psychology is the guide you need for improving your performance. Esteemed Sport psychologist Dr. Eric Lasser, and legendary coaches Fred Borden and Jeri Edwards, have combined their expertise to create a master teaching guide for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level bowlers. This book is designed to push any bowler to the highest level and enable professionals and elite amateurs to stay there. The Handbook is organized into five sections: preparation for competition, routines before and during competition, keys to peak performance, advanced strategies for tough challenges, and team and family dynamics. Each section details information and concerns most important to the bowler, providing techniques for self-evaluation and the development of specific psychological strategies necessary for that sound mental game.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
by Robert D. Putnam
Paperback from Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0743203046

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone, which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement."

Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures -- whether they be PTA, church, or political parties -- have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe.

Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam's Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.

Few people outside certain scholarly circles had heard the name Robert D. Putnam before 1995. But then this self-described "obscure academic" hit a nerve with a journal article called "Bowling Alone." Suddenly he found himself invited to Camp David, his picture in People magazine, and his thesis at the center of a raging debate. In a nutshell, he argued that civil society was breaking down as Americans became more disconnected from their families, neighbors, communities, and the republic itself. The organizations that gave life to democracy were fraying. Bowling became his driving metaphor. Years ago, he wrote, thousands of people belonged to bowling leagues. Today, however, they're more likely to bowl alone: 

Television, two-career families, suburban sprawl, generational changes in values--these and other changes in American society have meant that fewer and fewer of us find that the League of Women Voters, or the United Way, or the Shriners, or the monthly bridge club, or even a Sunday picnic with friends fits the way we have come to live. Our growing social-capital deficit threatens educational performance, safe neighborhoods, equitable tax collection, democratic responsiveness, everyday honesty, and even our health and happiness.
The conclusions reached in the book Bowling Alone rest on a mountain of data gathered by Putnam and a team of researchers since his original essay appeared. Its breadth of information is astounding--yes, he really has statistics showing people are less likely to take Sunday picnics nowadays. Dozens of charts and graphs track everything from trends in PTA participation to the number of times Americans say they give "the finger" to other drivers each year. If nothing else, Bowling Alone is a fascinating collection of factoids. Yet it does seem to provide an explanation for why "we tell pollsters that we wish we lived in a more civil, more trustworthy, more collectively caring community." What's more, writes Putnam, "Americans are right that the bonds of our communities have withered, and we are right to fear that this transformation has very real costs." Putnam takes a stab at suggesting how things might change, but the book's real strength is in its diagnosis rather than its proposed solutions. Bowling Alone won't make Putnam any less controversial, but it may come to be known as a path-breaking work of scholarship, one whose influence has a long reach into the 21st century. --John J. Miller
Right Down Your Alley: The Complete Book of Bowling
Right Down Your Alley: The Complete Book of Bowling
by Vesma Grinfelds, Bonnie Hultstrand
Paperback from Brooks Cole
ISBN: 0840048076

Cengage Learning Activity Series Get the most out of your favorite physical activities. From aerobics and yoga -- to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more -- the Wadsworth Physical Education Activities Series goes beyond the basics, showing you how to improve, excel, and get more enjoyment from your activities, whatever your skill level and background. RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BOWLING covers everything you need to know about the game, along with strategies you can use to keep improving. This comprehensive guide covers topics ranging from holding the ball to the principles of movement and competitive bowling. With this book in your pocket you will be bowling strikes in no time at all!
Bowling: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Sports Series)
Bowling: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Sports Series)
by Douglas Wiedman
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736055282

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.

Bowling: How to Master the Game
by Parker Bohn, et al

Bowled Over: A Roll Down Memory Lane
by Gideon Bosker, Bianca Lencek-Bosker

by Joan L. Martin, et al

Bowling Strikes
by Dawson Taylor, Dave David (Illustrator)

Bowling: Steps to Success
by Robert H. Strickland, Bob Strickland

From Gutterballs to Strikes
From Gutterballs to Strikes
by Mike Durbin, Dan Herbst, Dan Herbs
Paperback from McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
Bowling 200+
Bowling 200+
by Mike Aulby, Dave Ferraro, Dan Herbst
Book Description: Most bowlers in the 150-190 average range have developed strong basic skills but are hampered by one or two fundamental flaws that keep them from improving their game. Two-time PBA National Champion Mike Aulby and four-time tournament winner Dave Ferraro reveal their insider tips for analyzing and correcting common mistakes that prevent intermediate bowlers from rolling that coveted 200+ game: 
  • Converting the toughest spares and "unmakable splits" 
  • Increasing your strike-shot carry
  • Making equipment work for you
  • Overcoming the mental pressure of league play to bowl your best

  • Complete with photographs, illustrations, and a handy bowling ball comparison chart, Bowling 200+ will keep you consistent, game after game. Mike Aulby, the only man to be named both Rookie of the Year (1979) and Player of the Year (1985), is one of the top ten professional bowlers in terms of lifetime earnings. Dave Ferraro is considered the fastest-rising star on the PBA tour. He is one of only ten players in PBA history to win more than $150,000 in a single year. Dan Herbst is the author of several sports books.
    Paperback from McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
    Focused for Bowling
    by Dean R. Hinitz, Brian Voss
    Paperback from Human Kinetics (T)
    From Gutterballs to Strikes
    by Mike Durbin, et al
    Bowling : How to Master the Game
    by Dan Herbst, Parker Bohn, Drew Carey, Simon Bruty, John Mutrux
    Paperback from Universe Books
    Bowling For Beginners: Simple Steps to Strikes & Spares
    by Don Nace, Bruce Curtis
    Paperback from Sterling
    Bowler's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Bowling (Start-Up Sports, No 5)
    by Doug Werner

    Winning Bowling: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Winning Bowling Techniques
    by Earl Anthony, Dawson Taylor (Contributor)
    Paperback: 208 pages 
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (September 1, ) 
    Language: English 
    ISBN-10: 0809235269 


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