The Sport of Bowling Step 1 Selecting and Gripping the Ball Step 2 Establishing a Proper Stance Step 3 Starting Fundamentals Step 4 Finishing Fundamentals Step 5 Refining the Swing Step 6 Improving Footwork Step 7 Coordinating the Approach Step 8 Perfecting the Release Step 9 Fine-Tuning Your Game Step 10 Targeting Strikes Step 11 Picking Up Spares Step 12 Understanding Lane Conditions Step 13 Competing in the Sport
Doug Wiedman is a lecturer in the department of health and kinesiology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Wiedman has been the department's bowling instructor since 1993, where his courses have become among the largest college-based bowling instruction programs in the United States. In addition to his teaching duties, Wiedman has been the assistant coach for Purdue University's nationally ranked intercollegiate bowling team since 2004. He also coached bowling at the high school level at Harrison High School, Lafayette, Indiana, from 2001 to 2009. Wiedman has twice been selected by Bowler's Journal International as one of the nation's top 100 bowling coaches. He started United States Bowling Congress (USBC) coaching certification courses in 1998, culminating in silver-level certification in 2005. Since then, through additional coaching and recertification activities, Wiedman has maintained his silver-level status. He was a member of the Purdue University men's bowling team from 1984 to 1988.