Wrist and hand positions for entry-level bowlers

By Teresa Ross
USBC Coaching Specialist

In the beginning, you will be best served by trying to learn and master one wrist and hand position. That way, you will always have a firm foundation to fall back on.

Your hand position can either be on the side of the ball or behind it. Just be sure to keep your hand still throughout your delivery as that is the key to a clean, consistent and repeatable release.

In regard to wrist position, I suggest starting in a firm, non-cupped position. This should allow you to release shots that are strong, yet controllable, which is exactly what you're looking for during the early stages of your development.