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Want A Bowling Lesson Before Taking One

If you are struggling with your game and stuck in a bowling rut, perhaps a bowling lesson or a series of lessons can be your best course of action. You must truly want and value the benefits of a bowling lesson before taking one, however.

A bowling lesson will not benefit you if you enter into it with a closed mind, and a predetermined attitude to protect elements of your game and force your way of thinking on your perspective instructor. It is best to forgo a lesson if you adopt this frame of mind.

Instead, open your way of thinking by planning with the end in mind and asking an instructor to help you devise a workable plan of action, which will accompany you beyond the lesson itself.

Use the big picture concept to build your own bowling checklist for physical game, mental game, competitive strategies, and equipment planning. Use the skills and experience of your chosen instructor by working as a team instead of as a student/teacher relationship.

If you make that crucial decision you have been postponing for a long time, and decide to finally search for an instructor, you may wish to start at the bowling center. Inquire at the control desk and in the pro shop how you might find an experienced bowling coach to discuss taking a bowling lesson.

Alternatively, you may find names and contact information in local bowling newspapers or in bowling magazines advertising certified bowling coaches skilled in coaching.

It is recommend you take a couple of minutes time to interview prospective instructors so you find someone who you might feel comfortable working with on the lanes. It is also a good idea to inquire as to the experience level or certification level the coach may have been accredited.

The USBC (United States Bowling Congress) offers Level 1, Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of certifications. The higher the level of certification, the more experience and training a coach typically possesses.


Of course, there are many excellent coaches who are pro shop operators or bowling professionals you may wish to consider. Taking just a little time to research the coaching resources in your area will lead you to the right instructor.

Do not discount the value of taking group sessions as another option, if you do not choose to take a private lesson with a coach. Group clinics can be very affordable and get you just enough brush-up techniques to help improve your game.

You may wish to discuss taking a group lesson with your teammates and each of you can tune your games and share costs by getting a group rate.

Document the key points for your session with an instructor. Recap the checklist items your coach has presented and develop a practice plan so you can work on the tips you have received to benefit over the course of time.

The one thing which stands relating to bowling lessons is you must really want a lesson before reluctantly taking one. Commit to your game and your bowling future before scheduling a lesson. If you do, your investment of time and money will pay dividends.