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Anyone have offseason after your leagues?
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I've got a bit of an offseason right now. Not bowling any summer leagues and the only tournament on the schedule is my State tournament in about a month. I'd like to be bowling more tournaments, but there doesn't seem to be much going on right now. 

That's what sucks about moving from a city with a good bowling environment to a small town surrounded by small towns. In Tucson, every weekend there was at least a decent sweeper somewhere. Here, we have three small bowling alleys in a two hour radius, and they don't really know what to do with themselves. They have their leagues, and the association tournament, and that's it. There's no action.  
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I have my summer league.....there's tournaments around, and sweepers.....life is different now....have a female in my life, so less time for bowling those things, and bowling with TBC.  At least I have my league, and hopefully, I can hit some of the senior tournaments.
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I have a summer league and both Tuesday and Wednesday this summer. Plus, I'll keep bowling tournaments. I also get out and practice one day a week (novel idea I know).

There is no off-season for me.


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I know people who take the Summer off, but I bowl year-round.

Since this is my first year running the youth leagues at our bowling center, and following a very successful Fall-to-Spring season, I'm looking forward to taking a much different approach this Summer.  We're going to turn Summer youth league (where there's usually a somewhat smaller group of kids who participate) into what I'm calling a Junior Bowling Summer Camp.  Instead of having the kids show up and just bowl three games each week, we'll have a somewhat different format each week.  And quite often, it won't even include shooting at strikes.  Instead, we're going to focus on drills and the one things that will improve their scores most:  shooting spares.  Mixed in with that will be a few weeks were we bowl 9-pin no-tap (for fun), doubles (with a big kid and a little kid, to get a little "mentoring" thing going), and some Baker format (which they otherwise almost never get to do).

Summer is also the time when I tend to work on the major things with my own game that need attention.  For one, I'm changing the way I approach spares.  I've taken the cue from my Bronze Coaching Certification trainer, USBC Hall of Famer John Gaines, who persuaded me to try his method, which is to use a spare ball for everything except 5 pins and double wood.  He uses a spare ball, and he throws over the 4th arrow for everything.  I've been trying it in practice but was unable to commit to it in my Wednesday night league...until last week.  That's when I tried it for the first time in league and it was all working fine.  But when I needed a 4 pin in the 10th frame of the second game, I went to my old method, throwing my strike ball over 2nd arrow at the 4, I whiffed.  And with that costly miss (which cost our team 4 precious points and turned the night around in favor of the other guys -- although we did come back to win and advance to this week's finals), I committed to this new method.  Haven't missed a 4 pin since.  Also working on some footwork stuff.  Summer's the best time for all this, as it can easily affect one's average.  But with Summer leagues (especially the sport shot league I'm in), I just don't care, because I know my average is going to be lower anyway.

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I have a summer league and both Tuesday and Wednesday this summer. Plus, I'll keep bowling tournaments. I also get out and practice one day a week (novel idea I know).

There is no off-season for me.



Are you bowling in either Lew's over/under 50 doubles tourney or the MMBA doubles?   Lew's is Jun 4 and MMBA is Jun 5. 
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I'll be bowling on a Tuesday trip league this summer, starting tomorrow. It'll help me stay loose for the fall season, where our team will look to defend our title.
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I will bowl 3 weekends 6 tournaments.  3 Fridays and 3 Saturdays.  Rest of the time is for family stuff.

  Watching Grand kids.  Kids should do outside things in the summer.  Play Baseball, Swim, anything out side even that boring soccer stuff.  We only get 4 months of good outside weather.  Even in the fall if they get a chance to play football they should play football.  Basketball you can do both.  

  Go sit outside and listen to the birds sing.  Feed the squirrels.  Clean the garage.   

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>> Are you bowling in either Lew's over/under 50 doubles tourney or the MMBA doubles?   Lew's is Jun 4 and MMBA is Jun 5.

I was going to bowl the over/under, but then my son decided to bowl some tournament in Grand Blanc.

I forgot about the MMBA doubles. I'd like to. My son and I did it last year.


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I will bowl 3 weekends 6 tournaments.  3 Fridays and 3 Saturdays.  Rest of the time is for family stuff.

  Watching Grand kids.  Kids should do outside things in the summer.  Play Baseball, Swim, anything out side even that boring soccer stuff.  We only get 4 months of good outside weather.  Even in the fall if they get a chance to play football they should play football.  Basketball you can do both.  

  Go sit outside and listen to the birds sing.  Feed the squirrels.  Clean the garage.   


Soccer never boring because Europe, South America or else Asia love soccer. Man United is most popular team in England. MLS is extended in the USA and Canada. American Football is only in USA and Canada. Baseball is very boring because not many countries care baseball. Very popular with Cuba and Dominican Republic. For explain, watching almost everyday MLB games different than NFL.

So, I have my deaf big bowling tournament in Henderson, NV the Sunset Station bowling center on next month. After the tourney, I rather play golf outdoor and do something in the house such as clean up and yard works.

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I have the PBA50 Pro Am this Sunday afternoon.

I also have to do lane certifications with the USBC Saturday and Sunday mornings.

I joined one league where it's all about working on my game to make it better, and the other league is PBA Experience.


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My offseason is coaching bowling to high school students.  We're bowling on sport patterns to better acquaint them with tough lane conditions.  The state championships were held on Kegel's Beaten Path pattern last year--they really had a difficult time with it.
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