Presentation on theme: "The location of the ball (armswing) in relation to each step in the bowler’s delivery. Timing Early Start = Early Finish Late Start = Late Finish."— Presentation transcript:
The location of the ball (armswing) in relation to each step in the bowler’s delivery. Timing Early Start = Early Finish Late Start = Late Finish
Timing The 4 Step Stroker Approach is the benchmark used for referencing and identifying timing For purposes of this “Timing” presentation All timing is referenced against the 4 step Stroker approach.
Stroker Timing 0:0 0 0 1 1 1:1 Athletic Pose – ball and foot have not moved Ball Start has completed : first step is completed
Stroker Timing 2 2:2 3:3 The ball comes down by the ball side leg at the conclusion of the second step In this position ball has a great opportunity to reach the height of the backswing by the end of the third step. The ball should have reached the height of the back swing ready to start it’s downswing on the fourth step
Timing Regardless of the number of steps used to deliver the ball The numeric representation for ball and foot arriving together at foul line would be: 4 : 4 5 step delivery you would omit initial first step and count the last 4 steps. 6 steps delivery only use last 4 steps of approach 3 step delivery – would use last 3 steps of Stroker approach
Types of Timing Stroker Early Late Timing “Perfect” timing only exists in textbooks! We hear statements all the time related to a bowler having Good or Bad timing. Today we want to match movement of bowler with their style and physical abilities to create “proper” timing for that bowler. A common Misconception is to determine a bowler’s timing from their initial movement or the last step. In the modern game we must pay attention to the relationship of the “ball to feet” throughout the entire approach and delivery
Timing Early Timing The position where the ball is ahead of the feet.
Armswing The correlation between the armswing & tempo of the footwork is; The feet will generally follow the armswing: Slow Armswing Fast Armswing
Armswing & Footwork Increasing tempo by taking faster steps and expecting the armswing (with the ball) to keep up is not going to happen. Relaxing the arm and allowing it to swing un-muscled and free will increase the speed of the armswing. The body and the mind knows that the feet must keep up with the movement of the armswing (with the heavy object).
Before Changing Timing 1.Determine if your non Stroker timing is a liability…this is very important. 2.Have a trained eye check to see how you finish at the foul line. 3.Will a change improve the overall delivery or take away a strength that comes to you naturally.
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