Right down Your Alley The Complete Book of Bowling

ISBN-10: 049501270X

ISBN-13: 9780495012702

Edition: 6th 2007

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Description: RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BOWLING, Sixth Edition, includes everything a bowler, whether beginner or advanced, young or old, will need to know about the game and strategies to keep improving. This text takes students from holding a ball to principles of movement and competitive bowling. The COMPLETE BOOK OF BOWLING also cover more advanced topics for those past the novice stage. Throughout the text, students will be introduced to all the newest proven techniques, equipment, and teaching and learning concepts that are currently and effectively used by bowlers, coaches, and teachers across the country.

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List price: $71.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 5/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Vesma Grinfelds earned her B.A. Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. While attending, she was a member of the bowling team and finished 2nd in the Intercollegiate Championships All-Events. Her professional bowling career started in July 1971 after winning her first title in Las Vegas. During the 20-year span of competitive bowling, she amassed 10 professional titles, 13 regional professional titles, 2 WIBC event titles, and 2 international titles (Japan and the Philippines). She has accomplished three 300 games and an 810 three game series. Vesma was a Master Clinician for the National Bowling Council for 12 years during which time she conducted seminars to bowling coaches and instructors concerning the teaching of bowling fundamentals and techniques. She was also a coach for the Philippines National Bowling Team for the Southeast Asian Games in 1981. During her bowling career, Vesma was a long time representative of the Brunswick Corporation. She was inducted into the U.S. Bowling Hall of Fame in 1991 for Superior Performance and the Professional Women's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1997. Currently, Vesma bowls occasional events and remains involved with the sport by supporting the budding bowling career of her son, Dzintars. She resides in San Francisco and is very active in philately.

Bonnie J. Hultstrand received her B.S. Degree in Physical Education from St. Cloud State College in 1960 and her M.S. Degree in Physical Education from Washington State University in 1966. After 39 years of teaching, she retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus from the University of Idaho where she spent her last 24 years of teaching and coordinating the Undergraduate Physical Education program. Prior to the University of Idaho, she taught at the University of Wyoming, Washington State University, and had a four-year stint in the public schools. Her areas of teaching ranged from a variety of professional preparation courses to sport activities. Bowling instruction was always a significant part of her teaching responsibilities. In addition, her 18-year coaching career included the collegiate bowling team at Washington State University. Among her professional leadership and teaching awards are: Northwest American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AHPERD) Outstanding College/University Physical Educator of the Year (1998); Idaho AHPERD Outstanding College Physical Educator of the Year (1997); Idaho AHPERD Distinguished Service Award (1989); Associated Students of UI Outstanding Teacher Award (1986); College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award (1990); Chair of Faculty Council (1992-93); and UI Alumni Excellence in Teaching Awards. Bonnie is currently retired and resides in her northern Idaho lake home. She enjoys an active lifestyle that includes traveling, reading, golfing, and volunteering.

Basic Bowlingp. 1
A Historical Introduction to Bowlingp. 3
Understanding the Basicsp. 5
Features of the Ball, Pins, and Lanesp. 6
Etiquette and Safetyp. 10
In a Nutshellp. 14
Preparing for Actionp. 15
Selection of Proper Equipmentp. 15
Holding the Ballp. 18
Aiming in Bowlingp. 20
Pin Placement in Relation to Target Arrowsp. 21
Starting Positionp. 24
In Preparing for Action We Have Now Foundp. 25
Hints for Successp. 26
Stance, Approach, and Delivery Conceptsp. 29
Flexibility and Stancep. 29
Balance and the Stancep. 30
Timing and Pushawayp. 32
Flexibility and Balance in the Approachp. 34
Direction in the Approach and Deliveryp. 35
The Releasep. 35
The Follow-throughp. 37
Vertical Balance Line and the Deliveryp. 37
Horizontal Balance Line and the Finish Positionp. 38
Hand and Arm Position in the Follow-throughp. 38
Summary of Bowling Fundamentals for Right-handed Bowlers (Figures 3.19 and 3.20)p. 39
Summary of Bowling Fundamentals for Left-handed Bowlers (Figure 3.21)p. 41
Hints for Successp. 43
Principles of Movement Applied to Bowlingp. 45
Weight of the Ballp. 45
Force Productionp. 46
Hook Ball and Momentump. 48
Straight Ball Principlesp. 48
Correction Suggestions for Straight Ballp. 48
Backup Ball Principlesp. 48
Correction Suggestions for the Backup Ballp. 49
Correction Suggestions for Changing Ball Speedsp. 49
Accuracy and Consistency Principlesp. 49
Referencesp. 50
Common Errors and Corrective Actionsp. 51
3-1-2 Strike Adjustment Systemp. 63
For Right Handersp. 65
For Left Handersp. 66
Mathematical Formulap. 68
Words of Advicep. 68
In a Nutshellp. 69
3-6-9 Spare Conversion Systemp. 71
Key Pin Identificationp. 72
Right Hander's 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Left of Centerp. 74
Right Hander's 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Right of Centerp. 76
Left Hander's 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Right of Centerp. 78
Left Hander's 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Left of Centerp. 80
In a Nutshellp. 82
"If All Else Fails" Addendump. 82
Scoring and the Rules of Bowlingp. 85
Scoringp. 85
How to Calculate an Averagep. 88
Basic Rules of Bowlingp. 89
In a Nutshellp. 89
League Bowlingp. 91
Types of Leaguesp. 91
Figuring Marksp. 93
Bowling for Those with Special Needsp. 97
The Senior Bowlerp. 97
Bowling for Those with Disabilitiesp. 101
Bowling and Pregnancyp. 102
The Modern Bowling Environmentp. 103
Lanes and Lane Conditionsp. 103
Newest Trends in Lanes Found in 21st Century Bowling Establishmentsp. 104
Approachesp. 106
Bowling Ballsp. 106
Automatic Scorersp. 108
Suggested Miscellaneous Bowling Suppliesp. 109
Advanced Bowlingp. 111
Alternatives to the 4-Step Approachp. 113
Footwork Variationsp. 114
Timing for the Advanced Bowlerp. 118
In Summaryp. 118
Ball Tracksp. 119
Identification of Ball Tracks for Right Handersp. 119
Identification of Ball Tracks for Left Handersp. 121
Corrections and Changes in Ball Tracks for Right Handersp. 123
Corrections and Changes in Ball Tracks for Left Handersp. 125
Hints for Successp. 127
In Summaryp. 127
Lift and Revolutionsp. 129
Liftp. 129
Revolutionsp. 132
3-4-5 Strike Adjustment Systemp. 133
In Summaryp. 135
2-4-6 Spare Adjustment Systemp. 137
For Right Handersp. 138
For Left Handersp. 139
In Summaryp. 140
The Advanced Bowler and Technologyp. 141
Lanes and Lane Condition Adjustmentsp. 141
Spare Shootingp. 142
Bowling Ballsp. 142
"Sport Bowling"p. 143
Approach Characteristics of an Advanced Modern Playerp. 143
Competitive Bowlingp. 147
Philosophy of Competitionp. 147
Psychology of Competitionp. 147
Mental Aspects of the Gamep. 148
Coaching Ideasp. 149
Suggestions on How to Adjust to Lane Conditionsp. 149
Teaching More Experienced Bowlersp. 150
How to Practicep. 151
Appendicesp. A1
Glossary of Termsp. A3
Bowler's Analysis Chartp. B1
Creditsp. C1
Indexp. IX1
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