Wrist and hand positions for advanced bowlers

By Teresa Ross
USBC Coaching Specialist

As you enter higher levels of competition, you will face many different lane patterns. It's quite possible that each of those patterns will require a different type of ball roll in order to maintain your scoring potential. As such, once you've mastered two wrist or hand positions, it's time to add, you guessed it, a third.

The point behind adding this new release is to round out your ball roll and lane-play options. Once you've done so, you should be able to throw the ball with a strong release, a medium release and a weak release.

Having these three options at your disposal will allow you to manipulate your ball roll and keep you firmly locked on the pocket regardless of what is happening with the lane conditions.