Psychology & Tenpin

Sports psychology is often quoted as making the difference between someone who is good and someone who is a champion, giving you that little extra edge to put you ahead of your opponent. All good sporting performances come from being well prepared, mentally as well as physically. To be the best requires you to use the skills that you have as effectively as possible.

Often athletes who are fit and talented do not achieve their best possible performances because they have not developed the necessary mental skills. Maybe their concentration lapses at vital moments, they lack motivation or find it hard to perform under pressure.

Sport psychology is about helping athletes tap their potential and achieve the performances they dream about. Setting goals is an important starting point. All good athletes set goals and develop targets and plans to achieve their goals. Effective goal setting comes from making your goals positive, specific, actionable and flexible. The goals also need to focus on what is important, and involve short and long term goals. You have to focus.

The mental side of bowling will be obvious to many of you. In a sport where games are won or lost by very small margins, your psychological state of mind can often be the difference between winning and losing.

There are many aspects of sport psychology that can be applied to tenpin. The first I will allude you to is the concept of motivation.

Motivation

jump bowlingballStaying motivated is important if you are going to make use of all the bowling science information that is provided on this site. It will keep you training when things don't seem to be going right. It will maintain your focus when your opponents seem to be on a roll.

Read this list of motivational quotes. Find a few that you like, post in on your wall above your bed, and look at them each each day. Set your goals and go for it.

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