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BOWLING

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by LES PALMER
1st ed., April 1980, 54 pages, $10.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-063-3  Review Shopping Cart

 

This text provides a concise, comprehensive introduction to the fundamental skills of bowling. It is one of a series of activity texts that emphasize an individualized learning approach. The fundamental techniques are discussed in detail and illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings. The Introduction to Bowling includes discussions of history, equipment, basic rules, etiquette, and common terms. A check list of essential elements and skills is provided for beginners. The test also includes outlines for peer, instructor, and self evaluation. In relation to this, the text also discusses teaching methods.

Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO BOWLING
History
Organization
Benefits
Equipment
Lane
Basic Playing Rules
Etiquette
Common Terms

Chapter 2: FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES
Taking the Ball from the Return
How to Fit Yourself with the Correct Conventional Grip
The Stance
The Approach
The Ball Sequence
Coordination of the Feet and the Ball
Release of the Ball
Finish at the Foul Line
Methods of Aiming
The Basic Angles
The Basic Spare Angles
"Revolving Around the Spot"

Chapter 3: TEACHING METHODS AND ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
The Approach
The Delivery
The Coordination of the Approach and Delivery
Additional Information about the Hook Ball
Why the Hood Ball is Best
Students Who Drop the Ball or Release It Too Soon
Special Students

Chapter 4: CHECK LIST FOR BEGINNING BOWLERS

Chapter 5: PEER OR INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION

Chapter 6: SELF EVALUATION

About the Author

Les Palmer has a rich background in softball, having participated in the sport since 1935. he received his B.S. and M.Ed. from Texas A&M University and coached baseball there for five years. He was also Professor of Health, Education and Recreation at Texas A&M University.


 

 

 

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