BookAs the leading authority on bowling’s mental game, Dean Hinitz has worked with the premier players, coaches, and teams in the sport. He has helped countless pros elevate their results, avoid slumps, and overcome stressors affecting performance. He has improved their play, and now he’s ready for you.
In Bowling Psychology, you’ll learn the mental strategies for performing your best, day in and day out. From progressive muscle relaxing techniques to positive self-talk and focus cues, you will pick up spares more consistently, improve accuracy, and overcome anxieties.
In addition to a foreword written by 2015 PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, Bowling Psychology features insights, advice, and anecdotes from bowling’s best:
Bob Learn, Jr.
Del Ballard, Jr.
Tommy Jones, Jr.
Manage pressure, find your focus, and reach your potential. With detailed information on topics including mindfulness training, sensory awareness, and the mind–body connection, Bowling Psychology is your all-in-one toolbox for mental mastery of the lanes.
Primary audience is intermediate to advanced bowlers and bowling instructors and coaches. To a lesser degree, sport psychologists and college activities courses.
Table of ContentsContents
Foreword by Jason Belmonte
Introduction: The Road to Championship Play
Chapter 1 Goal Setting and Self-Assessment
Chapter 2 Thinking Like a Champion
Chapter 3 Establishing Your Preshot Routine
Chapter 4 The Shot Cycle: One Shot for the Money
Chapter 5 Toughness to Overcome Adversity
Chapter 6 Mental Secrets to Making Spares
Chapter 7 Raising Peaks and Filling Valleys
Chapter 8 Team Building
Chapter 9 Coaching and Raising a Champion
Chapter 10 Putting It All Together to Play Boldly
About the Author
“Bowling Psychology is for those who want to take their game to the next level. I have known Dean for many years, and I have steadfastly used his mental-training techniques with my collegiate bowlers to achieve championship results. I recommend this book to any bowler who is looking to gain a mental edge at any level of competition.”
Gordon Vadakin-- Head Bowling Coach, Shocker Bowling, Wichita State University
“For many years, Dr. Hinitz gave my teams tremendous support and advice on improving our mental game. I truly believe that without his guidance my bowling team at UMES would not have achieved the success we had. He has also been instrumental in assisting teams at Georgetown University. Having the mental edge is what sets top bowlers apart from the rest, and Bowling Psychology provides competitive bowlers with mind-game strategies to excel on the lanes.”
Sharon Brummell-- Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business and Finance, Georgetown University, Former Head Coach, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Three-Time NCAA National Champions, USBC National Champions