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• Mike Shady is a silver level certified bowling coach and a coach for Team USA bowling.
• In this learn to bowl video, Coach Shady explains how to hit your target more consistently by establishing your dominant eye.
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31 Comments on “The Secret to Hitting Your Target (Increase Bowling Accuracy)”

  1. Because of dominant eye, the perception of the target may vary for each player day to day. Great stuff in discussing the topic Coach!
    For our team practices we use the Boardbox but also put tape on the lane at our intended target. So in Heather’s case we would have tape on 13. It’s an extra feedback mechanism for the player, and it keeps the Board Box honest. 🙂

  2. a lesson from the scientific community – when taking readings, measurements, etc in a team, you should not reveal your information until after they also perform the same reading or measurement. if you do, you can subconsciously bias your teammate in to an answer. so, don’t tell your partner what board you’re trying to hit, just ask them to watch. if you tell them ahead of time you’re trying to hit 5, when you hit 6 they’ll often subconsciously bias towards believing you hit it.

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  3. You move because you see transition. It’s not that hard to figure out if you’re a bowler who can see this and can make the right changes.

  4. Great Tip Coach Shady and Mike! Targeting is pretty much a general area for me… will apply what you mention with a buddy… and adjust accordingly… Thanks Guys 🤙🏽😊🤙🏽

  5. I do that the problem is eventually I start hitting where I’m looking, and I lose track of my actual target. Never to find it again.☹ Or at least not until I go bowling again.😄

  6. When I coach players targeting I just simply tell them to use tapes to put it on their intentional target and then watch whether they hit it or not. Some of course can hear easily than they can see then I just put more tapes on that target so they can hear a click when ball goes over target.

    Thank you for this tip anyway it great to remember these things

  7. the bowling alleys in ny are closed due to covid. how are you able to practice given covid closures?

  8. So your actually aiming at the 1″ boards in from the right side of the lane is that correct ?
    cheers Greg

  9. I have a question about approach. Do we walk straight and turn our shoulders towards the target or walk at a angle at towards the target?

    1. I walk toward my target but I think most teach walking around the swing. IMO trying to walk a straight line is easier than trying to repeat the same crooked line but what do I know.

    2. @Aaron B • Now,now,now Aaron. You can be more helpful than that. First, you lead astray, then you speak the truth, then you throw in a disclaimer. What’s wrong? Would you like to discuss what’s troubling you?

    3. @Maximus Primus • Don’t mind Aaron B’s confusing reply. He’s actually given you the correct answer to your question. Which I’m sure you have discovered by now. I’m just kill’n time in these try’n times.
      Any questions? U-Tube them.
      Have a good life and practice.

  10. Do you really need a buddy? Can you not aim for your target, then watch the ball roll two boards left or right of that spot yourself?

    1. THIS. Pause the video at 2:20. You can see she is CLEARLY hitting the 14 board while aiming for the 13 board. To me, any shot within one board of the target is spot-on, even for a professional. NOBODY hits their target board dead-on perfectly every time.

  11. I’ve noticed something probably unrelated since practice yesterday… I’m taking too big of steps in my approach. Maybe I’m shorter than many of the people I watch, but I do believe I might be stretching my steps too often and that can’t be helping my consistency.

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