Right Down Your Alley: The Complete Book of Bowling / Edition 6

Right Down Your Alley: The Complete Book of Bowling / Edition 6

by Vesma Grinfelds
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Cengage Learning


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Right Down Your Alley: The Complete Book of Bowling / Edition 6

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900495012701
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/16/2006
Edition description: 6TH
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Vesma Grinfelds earned her B.A. Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. While attending, she was a member of the bowling team and finished 2nd in the Intercollegiate Championships All-Events. Her professional bowling career started in July 1971 after winning her first title in Las Vegas. During the 20-year span of competitive bowling, she amassed 10 professional titles, 13 regional professional titles, 2 WIBC event titles, and 2 international titles (Japan and the Philippines). She has accomplished three 300 games and an 810 three game series. Vesma was a Master Clinician for the National Bowling Council for 12 years during which time she conducted seminars to bowling coaches and instructors concerning the teaching of bowling fundamentals and techniques. She was also a coach for the Philippines National Bowling Team for the Southeast Asian Games in 1981. During her bowling career, Vesma was a long time representative of the Brunswick Corporation. She was inducted into the U.S. Bowling Hall of Fame in 1991 for Superior Performance and the Professional Women's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1997. Currently, Vesma bowls occasional events and remains involved with the sport by supporting the budding bowling career of her son, Dzintars. She resides in San Francisco and is very active in philately.

Bonnie J. Hultstrand received her B.S. Degree in Physical Education from St. Cloud State College in 1960 and her M.S. Degree in Physical Education from Washington State University in 1966. After 39 years of teaching, she retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus from the University of Idaho where she spent her last 24 years of teaching and coordinating the Undergraduate Physical Education program. Prior to the University of Idaho, she taught at the University of Wyoming, Washington State University, and had a four-year stint in the public schools. Her areas of teaching ranged from a variety of professional preparation courses to sport activities. Bowling instruction was always a significant part of her teaching responsibilities. In addition, her 18-year coaching career included the collegiate bowling team at Washington State University. Among her professional leadership and teaching awards are: Northwest American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AHPERD) Outstanding College/University Physical Educator of the Year (1998); Idaho AHPERD Outstanding College Physical Educator of the Year (1997); Idaho AHPERD Distinguished Service Award (1989); Associated Students of UI Outstanding Teacher Award (1986); College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award (1990); Chair of Faculty Council (1992-93); and UI Alumni Excellence in Teaching Awards. Bonnie is currently retired and resides in her northern Idaho lake home. She enjoys an active lifestyle that includes traveling, reading, golfing, and volunteering.

Table of Contents

Basic Bowling1
1Understanding the Basics3
Features of the Ball, Pins, and Lanes4
Etiquette and Safety8
In a Nutshell12
2Preparing for Action13
Selection of Proper Equipment13
Holding the Ball16
Aiming in Bowling18
Pin Placement in Relation to Target Arrows19
Starting Position22
In Preparing for Action We Have Now Found23
Hints for Success24
3Stance, Approach, and Delivery Concepts27
Flexibility and Stance27
Balance and the Stance28
Timing and Pushaway30
Flexibility and Balance in the Approach32
Direction in the Approach and Delivery33
The Release33
The Follow-Through35
Vertical Balance Line and the Delivery35
Horizontal Balance Line and the Finish Position36
Hand and Arm Position in the Follow-Through36
Summary of Bowling Fundamentals for Right-handed Bowlers37
Summary of Bowling Fundamentals for Left-handed Bowlers39
Hints for Success41
4Principles of Movement Applied to Bowling43
Weight of the Ball43
Force Production44
Hook Ball and Momentum46
Straight Ball Principles46
Correction Suggestions for Straight Ball46
Backup Ball Principles46
Correction Suggestions for the Backup Ball47
Correction Suggestions for Changing Ball Speeds47
Accuracy and Consistency Principles47
5Common Errors and Corrective Actions49
63-1-2 Strike Adjustment System61
For Right Handers63
For Left Handers64
Mathematical Formula66
Words of Advice66
In a Nutshell67
73-6-9 Spare Conversion System69
Key Pin Identification70
Right Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Left of Center72
Right Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Right of Center74
Left Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Right of Center76
Left Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Left of Center78
In a Nutshell80
"If All Else Fails" Addendum83
8Bowling for Those with Special Needs83
The Senior Bowler83
Bowling for Those with Disabilities87
Bowling and Pregnancy88
9The Modern Bowling Environment and Twenty-First Century Technology89
Lanes and Lane Conditions89
Newest Trends in Lanes Found in Twenty-First Century Bowling Establishments90
Bowling Balls92
Automatic Scorers94
Suggested Miscellaneous Bowling Supplies95
Advanced Bowling97
10Alternatives to the Four-Step Approach99
Footwork Variations100
Timing for the Advanced Bowler104
In Summary104
11Ball Tracks105
Identification of Ball Tracks for Right Handers105
Identification of Ball Tracks for Left Handers107
Corrections and Changes in Ball Tracks for Right Handers109
Corrections and Changes in Ball Tracks for Left Handers111
Hints for Success113
In Summary113
12Lift and Revolutions115
133-4-5 Strike Adjustment System119
In Summary121
142-4-6 Spare Adjustment System123
For Right Handers124
For Left Handers125
In Summary126
15The Advanced Bowler and Technology127
Lanes and Lane Condition Adjustments127
Spare Shooting128
Bowling Balls128
"Sport Bowling"129
Approach Characteristics of an Advanced Modern Player129
16Competitive Bowling133
Philosophy of Competition133
Psychology of Competition133
Mental Aspects of the Game134
Coaching Ideas134
Suggestions on How to Adjust to Lane Conditions135
Teaching More Experienced Bowlers136
How to Practice137
How to Calculate an Average6
BLeague Bowling1
Figuring Marks2
CRules of Bowling1
DHistory of Bowling1
EGlossary of Terms1
FBowler's Analysis Chart1

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