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Bowling-2nd Edition

Bowling-2nd Edition


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    See your average rise and the pins fall with the second edition of Bowling: Steps to Success.

    Inside you’ll find progressive, detailed instruction on all aspects of the game. You’ll learn these essential skills and strategies:
    • Grip
    • Stance
    • Footwork
    • Arm swing
    • Approach
    • Timing
    • Release
    You’ll also learn the best strategies for targeting and picking up spares as well as correcting common errors and adjusting to various lane conditions.

    Best of all, this updated second edition features new full-color photos and diagrams, dozens of drills, self-scoring exercises for charging progress, and professional advice for improving your performance.

    Part of Human Kinetics’ popular Steps to Success series—with more than 2.5 million copies sold worldwide—Bowling: Steps to Success will have you landing solid strikes and converting even the most stubborn spares in no time.


    Beginning to intermediate bowlers and their coaches or instructors. Also, college students and instructors in bowling activity classes.

    Table of Contents

    Climbing the Steps to Bowling Success
    The Sport of Bowling
    Step 1 Selecting and Gripping the Ball
    Step 2 Establishing a Proper Stance
    Step 3 Starting Fundamentals
    Step 4 Finishing Fundamentals
    Step 5 Refining the Swing
    Step 6 Improving Footwork
    Step 7 Coordinating the Approach
    Step 8 Perfecting the Release
    Step 9 Fine-Tuning Your Game
    Step 10 Targeting Strikes
    Step 11 Picking Up Spares
    Step 12 Understanding Lane Conditions
    Step 13 Competing in the Sport
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Doug Wiedman is a lecturer in the department of health and kinesiology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Wiedman has been the department’s bowling instructor since 1993, where his courses have become among the largest college-based bowling instruction programs in the United States. In addition to his teaching duties, Wiedman has been the assistant coach for Purdue University’s nationally ranked intercollegiate bowling team since 2004. He also coached bowling at the high school level at Harrison High School, Lafayette, Indiana, from 2001 to 2009. Wiedman has twice been selected by Bowler’s Journal International as one of the nation’s top 100 bowling coaches. He started United States Bowling Congress (USBC) coaching certification courses in 1998, culminating in silver-level certification in 2005. Since then, through additional coaching and recertification activities, Wiedman has maintained his silver-level status. He was a member of the Purdue University men’s bowling team from 1984 to 1988.


    “In Bowling: Steps to Success, Coach Doug Wiedman has provided an excellent foundation for those bowlers wishing to develop some sound fundamentals as they learn the game. Coach Wiedman pulls from his extensive background of coaching to offer tips and techniques that will help any bowler improve, whether a newcomer or someone who has enjoyed the game for a while and just wants to improve.”

    Gary Sparks-- Head Bowling Coach Vincennes University, 12-Time National Junior College Athletic Association Champions,4-Time NJCAA Coach of the Year


    Supplementary Instructional Materials
    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/BowlingStepsToSuccess.

    Instructor Guide
    Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.