Setting Up In Your Approach By MDM Bowling Coaching

Pro Tip Friday: Setting Up

Pro Tip Friday: Setting Up When setting on the approach, there are certain things that you want to make sure are in line with your target. Your bowling ball should be both under your eyes and parallel with your shoulder. Your bowling shoulder needs to be lower than your non-bowling shoulder in order to set up this way. I see many, many bowlers set up with either their ball parallel with their shoulder but not under eyes or, vice versa, where ball is under their eyes but not parallel with their shoulder. The photo on the right demonstrates my own set-up. And the video is from when I was at the Kegel Training Center a few weeks ago, where I practiced keeping things lined up throughout my approach.Nowadays, the elite coaches around the world are teaching bowlers to drop their bowling shoulder. The main reason for this is the evolution in ball technology. Bowling balls hook multiple arrows more than they used to. In order to consistently hit your target when you are trying to hook the ball, you have to open your shoulders. You need to keep one side dropped to feed the ball in the correct direction. An important word of caution here – dropping your shoulder is not an extreme change and usually only requires a slight dip. Over-exaggerating this drop can be detrimental to your game.What commonly happens if your ball is under your eyes but not under your shoulder: when you start pushing the ball away, your shoulder over-rotates and the ball goes behind your back. Alternately, your shoulder does not move, causing your arm and ball to swing away from your body, forcing you to muscle it back to properly release the ball. This causes inconsistencies. Vice versa, what can happen if your shoulders are square and your ball is not under your eyes, you will make the ball push out and away from you, causing it to go behind your back and your hand will be on the outside of the ball at the release (check out our “more hook, less effort” pro tip for why this isn’t ideal). #protipfriday #mdmcoaching

Posted by MDM Coaching on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 

How To Have A Solid Set Up In Your Bowling Approach

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When setting on the approach, there are certain things that you want to make sure are in line with your target. Your bowling ball should be both under your eyes and parallel with your shoulder. Your bowling shoulder needs to be lower than your non-bowling shoulder in order to set up this way. I see many, many bowlers set up with either their ball parallel with their shoulder but not under eyes or, vice versa, where the ball is under their eyes but not parallel with their shoulder. The photo on the right demonstrates my own set-up. And the video is from when I was at the Kegel Training Center a few weeks ago, where I practiced keeping things lined up throughout my approach.

Drop Your Bowling Shoulder In Your Approach

Nowadays, the elite coaches around the world are teaching bowlers to drop their bowling shoulder. The main reason for this is the evolution in ball technology. Bowling balls hook multiple arrows more than they used to. In order to consistently hit your target when you are trying to hook the ball, you have to open your shoulders. You need to keep one side dropped to feed the ball in the correct direction. An important word of caution here – dropping your shoulder is not an extreme change and usually only requires a slight dip. Over-exaggerating this drop can be detrimental to your game.

What commonly happens if your ball is under your eyes but not under your shoulder: when you start pushing the ball away, your shoulder over-rotates and the ball goes behind your back. Alternately, your shoulder does not move, causing your arm and ball to swing away from your body, forcing you to muscle it back to properly release the ball. This causes inconsistencies. Vice versa, what can happen if your shoulders are square and your ball is not under your eyes, you will make the ball push out and away from you, causing it to go behind your back and your hand will be on the outside of the ball at the release (check out our “more hook, less effort” pro tip for why this isn’t ideal). #protipfriday #mdmcoaching

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