Competition isn’t the only thing Gaines loves about bowling, though.
Since he first was formally coached as a young youth bowler, the now 47-year-old right-hander developed a deep gratitude and respect for those who volunteer their time to help guide the next generation of bowlers.
Many talented coaches and teammates have inspired Gaines during his career, and their passion motivated him to study every aspect of the game. He’s now excited to assume the mentor role and share nearly 40 years of knowledge and theories as the BowlersMart Vice President of Bowler Development.
Gaines’ areas of study have included everything from fundamentals and mechanics to lane play, ball motion, ball dynamics, drilling and fitting and physical fitness at it relates to bowling. His on-lane experiences, whether in victory or defeat, have given him a well-rounded perspective.
Despite his own triumphs, it is helping and seeing others succeed that Gaines is most proud of.
With this new blog, the USBC Silver coach intends to share many of his own tips and keys to success, and he hopes to impact others in the same ways his own coaches helped him become physically sound and mentally tough.