Collegiate Bowling Life: Preparing For Sectionals

 

verity-crawleyBy Verity Crawley

So it’s been a while since I last posted anything on here. Sorry for that, I have just been so busy. What with tournaments, christmas and now back to studying and lots of bowling.
Everything is still going well with the Webber Warriors, we are training hard and learning more and more everyday ready for March and April. Our last tournament took place in Illinois which was a very successful tournament for both teams. Bowling on Sydney (33ft), the men won and the women finished 3rd. It’s all about learning and that is what we constantly do. So whether we win a tournament or not, we always come back with things to work on and improve.
We are currently so close to the end of the season and I can’t believe how quick it is coming around. We only have two tournaments left before sectionals. So currently, our practices are very focused on observation. Watching each other’s shots, making sure you know your team mates games better than your own. So that we can all work together on the lanes and communicate with one another. We also put a heavy focus on mental game, although people may not think it, your mind affects you so much in bowling. If you tell yourself that you can’t do it or that you’re going to miss a spare, then the majority of the time you will. You have to have confidence in yourself, you have to have seen yourself throw the winning shot on TV thousands of times. So that when it actually comes to being in that situation, it’s like second nature to you because you have experienced it so many times before. Visualisation is tough to do, and something I have always struggled with. But like everything, it just takes practice. If you really want to be the best, then it’s something worthwhile you should try.

If there is anything that anyone would like to know about Webber or even about my personal bowling, contact me at: vfcrawley@gmail.com

 

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