ready when it is your turn.
Take turns with your fellow teammates.
Remember everyone is at his or her own level.
not be afraid to use gutter guards for a new or special needs bowler.
sure pins and machine are ready for you to put the ball down the lane.
be afraid to ask for help from more experienced bowlers.
sure to not overwhelm new bowlers with obscure advice.
for help if machine is not setting up pins or recording the score correctly.
get mad, just ask for help.
Keep refreshments out of the bowling area.
for healthy snacks if all possible.
frequent encouragement, be competitive, but have FUN!
is a sport that requires lots of practice.
are some tips for teaching how to bowl in your lane.
with feet close together and the ball held comfortably in both hands in front
of the body. A
fifteen-degree angle is the key.
step first with your foot of your opposite hand.
you are left-handed, step forward with the right foot, pushing the ball
forward with both hands and a little to the right.
with the left foot, allowing the ball to swing alongside the left on it way
into the back swing with one hand.
with the right foot.
ball reaches the height of the back swing with this step. It should not go
over sixty-degrees backward.
with the left foot and bowl the ball forward.
you are right-handed, start with the left foot.
four-step approach is mostly in throwing the ball.
are two types of grips.
is the conventional grip and the other is the fingertip grip.
the conventional grip, fingers go in to the size of the joint and the thumb
goes in all the way.
conventional grip is used for a novice bowler.
fingers go in three fourths in the hole.
fingertip grip is for the advanced bowler.
are made so that only the tips of the fingers are put inside the ball. When
you are retrieving the ball after your first roll down the lane, be sure that
you wait until the ball comes completely out of the machine.
is a frontal motion with abduction, adduction as each ball is thrown.
upper body muscles are recruited in each ball that is thrown down the lane.
of the muscles use includes pectorals major, the latissmus dorsi, the serratus
anterior, biceps, and triceps.
muscles include the quadriceps, biceps fermoris, leg and foot extensors and
flexors. Good posture and form are important in execution of the ball.
are great to teach bowling.
toy companies provide inexpensive bowling pins and balls.
can also set up an alley in their classroom using small water bottles and a
lightweight ball. If
you are using water bottles, be sure that if you are playing outside that you
weigh down the bottles so that they are not knocked down by the wind.
use an underhanded throwing motion with the beanbag sliding toward the pins.
object is to hit as many as possible.
should rotate between throwing and setting up the pins for the next bowler.
winner is the player who knocks down the highest number of pins.
the players to knock down as many pins as possible.
is just like bowling except that the pins are hit with a Frisbee instead of a
player gets two throws per frame for ten frames for each game.
work in groups of two and take turns setting up the pins.
are allowed two balls per frame for ten frames and the winners are the ones
who hit over the most pins.
bowling rules or followed and players rotate between bowling and setting the
pins up. Dribble
the ball with your feet instead of throwing it with your hands.
partner begins, as the bowler and the other person stand ready to set up the
the bowler releases his ball, he starts running toward the pins ready to
switch players with his partner.
partner who set the pin up now becomes the bowler.
continues in this fashion throughout the game.
one hula hoop, one
playground ball and one bowling pin per team
the players pair into teams.
partner is the guard, while the other partner starts as the roller.
team is given a hula-hoop, ball, and pin.
team places their hula-hoop anywhere on the gym floor and sets the pin up
inside the hoop. Do
not have the pins near walls or corners.
goalie, whose job it is to defend against having their pin knocked down by
opposing players, starts the game by standing outside their hula-hoop
they cannot go inside the hoop at anytime except to set up a downed pin.)
roller, whose job it is bowl and knocks down the opponent’s pins, begins with
a playground ball and one foot inside their hoop.
a starting signal, the roller bowls their ball while the guards defend their
pins with their hands and bodies.
the hoops are scattered throughout the gym, shots can come from all angles.
can then leave their hoops to gather balls, but they
return to their hoop and keep one foot inside before releasing a ball.
point is scored each time their pin is knocked down.
two team players keep a running score by adding and subtracting points
throughout play. Have
the partners reverse halfway through each game.
up a lane with ten pins.
children do various actions on each frame with two throws apiece.
1 Roll the ball with a normal bowling approach using their dominant hand.
2 Roll the ball with your non-dominant hand.
3 Roll the ball through your legs.
4 Roll the ball through your legs backwards.
5 Close your eyes as you throw the ball.
on the floor and push the ball with both hands.
on the floor and push the ball with your feet.
8 Roll the ball without moving your feet.
9 Roll the ball in a kneeling or cross-seated feet position.
10 Roll the ball with a hopping approach.
11 Roll the ball with a skipping approach.
12 Bowl like an animal of your choice.
is an ageless sport. It
is the sport that lives through other fads and fancies. So if you are looking
for a game to span all ages try bowling.
for more information on bowling:
Guy The Ultimate Playground and Recess Game Book, Educators Press, 2001
Stretching Part 2
to Keep Score
Michelle, Bowling Fundamentals,
Robert P. and Dauber, Victor P. Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary
School Children, Ninth Edition, Mc Million Publishing Company, 1989