Duckpin Bowling Article
Teaching to throw a bowling ball
For someone who hasnít got a clue to what bowling is then the terms strike, spear or even gutter might be totally foreign. Imagine trying to explain to them that there are balls and pins and that by hitting certain pins, you get a certain amount of points etc. Now imagine that person for the first time in front of those pins with the ball in their hand. As you know, the ball doesnít always go where you want it to go and for beginners, itís even a tougher task. If you want to teach someone how to throw a bowling ball start at the beginning and tell them that they will need time and eventually they will get it but it does take time. For a good throw, you need to know how to walk/run and throw the bowling ball.
Some newcomers to the game will find the tips they get are very helpful. Just know where and when to throw the ball is so huge. Most should agree that the most important thing of the game of bowling to be successful is the throwing of the ball. Once that person remembers how she made a strike ten chances are, she will use that same kind of throw over and over again. This will eventually become their style and the way they knock down the pins will be how the do strikes most of the time.
Here are a few tips for basic bowling:
1. The easiest thing to teach a person and probably the best thing to do at first, is to tell them to go to the line and throw the ball without stepping over the line.
2. When someone holds the bowling ball, you should show them to not hold the ball in the middle of their belly. Otherwise, they will not be able to throw really well because they wonít be able to swing their arm therefore they wont have any power in their throw.
3.If you are stressed when itís your turn, you will make a bad shot and it is the same for the newcomers. They need to learn to relax before they play. After all bowling is a game. It is not as if itís the end of the world if they donít hit a strike. Besides, the more relaxed a body is, the more flow you will get in your throw.
4. When you step, you have to teach the newcomers how to walk or how to start. Itís the exact opposite of walking normally. The right leg starts off first if the player starts from the right. The same thing goes if the person is left handed then the person starts on his left leg. This way your balance is better when the ball is thrown.
5. It is critical for a good throw that the ball is as far away from the body as possible. Finally make sure that the bowler rolls the ball on the alley instead of landing in the middle of it.
So basically your teaching will be that the better control you have with your arms, the more precise a throw will be.