BowlingFans.com, The site for the fans, by the fans....






tips...helping you improve your game
George Freeman's Expert Bowling Tips

-Bowling When Injured
10/30/2000 - By George Freeman
     Bowling is not considered a "contact sport," meaning players do not directly interact with one another physically like football players do. However, this does not mean that bowlers are not subject to injury as football players are. The constant bending; the strain on the tendon; and muscles in the knees, fingers, and arms can take their toll. You aren't likely to see a bowler break his or her leg on the lanes, but injuries while bowling can sideline players as easily as injuries on the football field can.

     The most important thing I can stress, especially for youth bowlers, is that if you injure yourself on the lanes, STOP BOWLING IMMEDIATELY. ABC, WIBC, and YABA all have rules in place in the event a bowler has to leave the game due to an injury during league play, so you will not be penalized for it. It is not worth bowling an extra five or six frames to finish out the game and risking aggravating an injury so that instead of it taking a couple days to heal, it could take a week, or two weeks, or even worse. It's just not worth it. Youth bowlers, because they are young, have still-developing muscles and bones, and thus sometimes are more susceptible to injury than adults. It is even more important that youth bowlers know when to stop for exactly that reason--they are young. They need their body to develop normally. Don't worry, the lanes will still be there when you recover. No one will call you a wimp or weak. It's not a contest to see who the most macho bowler is, so if someone does give you a hard time, remind them that it is YOUR body, not theirs.

     So, if you find yourself in a position where you shouldn't continue, don't. The frames you miss today might be the games you won't have to miss tomorrow.


We're here to help!

At BowlingCommunity.com you can get FREE advice from bowling coaches and league bowlers who thrive on helping other bowlers!
Post questions about your game, your technique or find how to overcome difficult lane conditions. You can even post videos of yourself bowling for critique and constructive criticism.

BowlingCommunity.com Recent Posts
Urethane Ball Motion Explained?
by nord - Today at 03:39 AM
Fall/Winter Leagues 2016-17 thread
by Richie V. - Yesterday at 10:41 PM
mental game
by mmalsed - Yesterday at 12:16 PM
Parallel Sparing
by W9JAB - Yesterday at 11:32 AM
How To Build Your Own Targeting Tool.
by anegmyt - Yesterday at 06:35 AM
I cant concentrate
by anegmyt - Yesterday at 06:28 AM
Hurling the ball
by mmalsed - 03/28/17 11:44 AM
2017 USBC Open Championships
by Richie V. - 03/28/17 11:43 AM
Winter '17 Week 11 VL results
by Richie V. - 03/28/17 12:39 AM
better release - drilling - drills
by spectral - 03/24/17 08:45 AM
2 handed bolwing
by W9JAB - 03/21/17 02:28 PM
Winter '17 Week 10 VL results
by Richie V. - 03/20/17 04:27 PM


About BowlingFans.com | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Site Map
Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. | Material Connection Disclosure

Copyright © 1998 - 2017 - usrbingeek LLC | Copyright Policy
BowlingFans.com, BowlingFans, The Right Approach, Kegler's Connection, Tour411, BallBeat, BowlingCommunity.com, BowlSearch.com, and Bowling News You Can Use are trademarks of usrbingeek LLC. All other trademarks and tradenames are property of their respective owners.