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by JMerrell
June 1st, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Jim Merrel, would you please look at this one step drill
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Jim Merrel, would you please look at this one step drill

Jim, Question, if Bill closed his eyes would this improve the timing of Bill's release. I ask this because you mentioned the distance from the foul line, indicating the mind kicking in to accomplish the objective. If he let go of the ball earlier it would be rolling down the approach for a foot or ...
by JMerrell
May 31st, 2019, 1:00 am
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Jim Merrel, would you please look at this one step drill
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Jim Merrel, would you please look at this one step drill

Bill with a few minor tweaks you could be the poster child for what I refer to as The Swing & Slide Drill. I can't tell if your hair is blond or grey. :lol: Basically you need to move up on the approach. Lower your left arm at address Moving up on the approach should enable you release the ball more...
by JMerrell
May 30th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Getting the itch back but my swing is bad
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Getting the itch back but my swing is bad

Good to hear that you’re giving it another go around. Side view Two observations: 1) Item one, your upper body is too vertical throughout the approach. 2) I don’t see sufficient forward tilt of the spine until the ball is long gone in S8. 3) In 4S the lack of forward tilt causes you to overuse the s...
by JMerrell
May 23rd, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: 2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: 2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show

Glenn wrote:Jim,
I've had a dialog with Brent, but you pointed out two things I still didn't know.

Thanks again,

Glenn
Are you okay now?
by JMerrell
May 23rd, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: 2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: 2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show

My question is: Is this event appropriate for the senior bowler playing in leagues and local tournaments who wants to improve his skills? Yes, this clinic / camp is for anyone wanting to improve their skill level. I doubt there will be any PBA wanna be's there. The flyer is produced by Kegel Trainin...
by JMerrell
May 22nd, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Struggling To Adapt To Two Handed
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Struggling To Adapt To Two Handed

Anyone? or should I just give it up :lol: :lol: Patience I going to assume the above response was made in humor as it was only 4 hours after your original post. I don't view this forum as a coaching hotline. Questions are asked and my response will come when it fits my schedule......not the posters...
by JMerrell
May 19th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Resignation

Effective June 1, I will be resigning as Moderator for the Coaching Forums. There are 35 members that have asked for and have been granted privileges to comment in the Certified Coaching Forum. Hopefully one of you will step up and assume that role.
by JMerrell
April 26th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Video Analysis, please
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Video Analysis, please

Side view 1) I’d start by moving the ball closer to your body at address. When it starts this far from the body it usually gets over extended. AS we see with yours in S3. 2) You also apply a cupped wrist early in your swing. This typically causes unwanted tension in the swing. 3) In S5 that cupped ...
by JMerrell
April 23rd, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Coaching questions for students and Coachs ...
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Coaching questions for students and Coachs ...

deanchamp wrote: Many want to start with the release, but I won't get to that until their fundamentals are sound.
I agree 100%!
by JMerrell
March 28th, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: No black tape
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: No black tape

I've always used black tape in the back and white tape in the front. The premise: 1) Textured white tape in the front to improve the grip 2) Slick black tape in the back to tighten the thumb hole and provide a quicker release My 2 cents, why would you ever put anything in the thumb hole that is shi...
by JMerrell
March 18th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: New USBC rules on pinky finger
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: New USBC rules on pinky finger

I understand that a gripping hole is allowed for the pinky finger. But what if I have a pinky finger drilled but don't use it laying my finger over the top of the hole. Or if I use my ring and pinky finger, leaving the middle finger out and one of the gripping holes unused it is then considered a b...
by JMerrell
March 17th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: ETBF Coaching mantra ETT question.
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: ETBF Coaching mantra ETT question.

One small question to add. What is a common change of standing board to finishing board at the line using the ETT system for a deep inside line? Is it the 4 boards you mention? Just wondering what to look out for. I know it will vary on angle created but just an idea would help. Thanks once again f...
by JMerrell
March 16th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: ETBF Coaching mantra ETT question.
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: ETBF Coaching mantra ETT question.

Typically in the competitive arena we only see three different lengths....Short, Medium and Long. If as you say you walk straight without drift good for you. I find that when I play outside the fifth board I typically drift 4 boards, when I play further in on the patterns I drift much less. So, yes ...
by JMerrell
March 16th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: missaligned too far left?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: missaligned too far left?

Jim, what about having to play 5th or 6th arrow or deeper. Lines where you are up against the ball return or have to do the three step from in front of the ball return. Extending the line back from focal point to on land target to foul line lay down point. Am I over complicating this? K.I.S.S :D Wh...
by JMerrell
March 16th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: ETBF Coaching mantra ETT question.
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: ETBF Coaching mantra ETT question.

Perhaps post# 2 can clarify your line of questioning. The personal number you refer to will remain somewhat constant, the only exception being that your personal number will vary dependent on the area of lane of lane you play. You should always verify your personal number from outside, track area an...
by JMerrell
March 13th, 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Noted comment by Mo regarding coaching ...
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Noted comment by Mo regarding coaching ...

I would agree that USBC Coaching has improved since the inception of USA Bowling. Most of the changes were driven by equipment development over time. All levels up through Silver Level are just certification programs. Attend a class for a few days, pass an exam on the material covered in the class a...
by JMerrell
March 7th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: 2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show
Replies: 1
Views: 212

2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show

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by JMerrell
March 7th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Krava's path to Success commentary
Replies: 47
Views: 5562

Re: Krava's path to Success commentary

I think Jim has given me more then enough for me to get this done. There are things that I have to work on in order to do this. This that I didn't know of was the left foot going over the right foot at the end and not just straight up . I am going to have to go back to the gym to work on that knee ...
by JMerrell
March 7th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: 2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show
Replies: 6
Views: 746

2019 Kegel Intensive Road Show

Just got new grips on my irons and Spring is just a few weeks away! More importantly the 2019 edition of the Kegel Intensive Road Show will be held in the Indianapolis area this summer at Pinheads Bowling in Fishers, Indiana. https://bowlatpinheads.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;...
by JMerrell
March 6th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Krava's path to Success commentary
Replies: 47
Views: 5562

Re: Krava's path to Success commentary

Drill without ball 1) Upper body is too vertical, need more lateral tilt to the right 2) From the top of your back swing the arm needs to tuck inward towards the center of your body, just as I instructed you previously. NO TOWELS, problem wasn’t the direction of your back swing but the direction of...