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Douglas L. Wiedman maintains a continuing lectureship in bowling instruction for the department of health and kinesiology at Purdue University, where he has taught for 12 years. During this time, Purdue’s bowling program has become one of the largest college-based instructional programs in the United States. Wiedman also coaches the Harrison High School bowling team in Lafayette, Indiana, where the boys’ team has won three sectional titles and was runner-up once under Wiedman’s leadership. His 2003 and 2004 teams boasted top regional finishes and two state semifinal berths, and his 2005 team appeared in the state finals.

Wiedman has 25 years of bowling experience, including 4 years on Purdue’s intercollegiate team and 12 years as a member of the American Bowling Congress (ABC). In 2002, he earned Junior Olympic Gold Level II instructor certification, and he earned Team USA Bronze Level coaching certification in 2004. In August 2005, Wiedman completed the Silver Level coaching course, attaining the second-highest coaching certification offered by USA Bowling. Wiedman officially became an assistant coach of Purdue’s intercollegiate team in the 2004-05 season, and he is a member of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA).

Aside from bowling, in his spare time Wiedman enjoys playing tennis, reading, and attending his kids’ activities. He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Beverly, and their three children.

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Douglas L. Wiedman maintains a continuing lectureship in bowling instruction for the department of health and kinesiology at Purdue University, where he has taught for 12 years. During this time, Purdue's bowling program has become one of the largest college-based instructional programs in the United States. Wiedman also coaches the Harrison High School bowling team in Lafayette, Indiana, where the boys' team has won three sectional titles and was runner-up once under Wiedman's leadership. His 2003 and 2004 teams boasted top regional finishes and two state semifinal berths, and his 2005 team appeared in the state finals.

Wiedman has 25 years of bowling experience, including 4 years on Purdue's intercollegiate team and 12 years as a member of the American Bowling Congress (ABC). In 2002, he earned Junior Olympic Gold Level II instructor certification, and he earned Team USA Bronze Level coaching certification in 2004. In August 2005, Wiedman completed the Silver Level coaching course, attaining the second-highest coaching certification offered by USA Bowling. Wiedman officially became an assistant coach of Purdue's intercollegiate team in the 2004-05 season, and he is a member of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA).

Aside from bowling, in his spare time Wiedman enjoys playing tennis, reading, and attending his kids' activities. He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Beverly, and their three children.

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Product Details

  • Series: Steps to Success
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (November 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736055282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736055284
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very easy to understand, well illustrated .
William Bryan
Great book for all bowlers wanting to go to the next level in their game.
Linda H. McGee
The book helped me improve my game average by 10.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mike1983 on September 15, 2011
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I used to bowl about a 90 - 120, with my average in my last league 114 (sometimes I bowled a game in the 140's and one game I got a 198). But I used to start with both feet together, left edge of left shoe on the center dot, ball in center of chest, and then took 5 steps starting with the left foot, swinging ball back just a little bit while bending my right arm around my torso and then struggling to use my arm muscles to straighen my arm and aim the ball, constantly holding the ball with my right palm facing left. I've learned from this book that my old technique is all wrong.

This book seemed the most comprehensive compared to summeries of other bowling books, and seems perhaps meant for a bowling class, since it has a lot of bowling practice drills. Some of the bowling drills won't work well for me since I won't have a partner or a string from where I start up to the foul linen but overall this is a comprehensive book. It looks like it was written by a college physical fitness instructor who is or was an instructor at Perdue university; I also like that this book treats bowling as a serious sport comparable to tennis or some sport like games, not just some casual thing where you randomly walk up to the foul line and randomly toss the ball; its treated as a sport that has better and worse technique, something that must be practiced a lot to learn. I haven't started my next league yet since reading this book and I've read just half the book so far but I already have an idea of a bowling technique that is different and seems better than how I used to bowl. So this is a great book if you patient, read it thoroughly and do whatever of the drills you can before each bowling session.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aggiebill on July 13, 2013
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I have been bowling for three years mostly from advice from friends. This book should have been the first thing I bought after buying a ball, bag, and shoes. It covers all aspects and does it for the beginner not the pro.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elena Bob on June 23, 2011
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Cuando hice la compra al mismo tiempo ordene otros 4 libros sobre boliche y definitivamente este es el mejor. Tiene excelentes tips para resolver errores y tecnicamente ofrece información para todos los niveles. Lo recomiendo ampliamente es un libro que todo bolichista debiera tener.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Linda H. McGee on July 4, 2010
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Great book for all bowlers wanting to go to the next level in their game.
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By Robert G Verner on March 8, 2014
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The book helped me improve my game average by 10. Still read it and use its practice techniques. great book
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After "Bowlers Startup" this book is about the only truely useful bowling book out there. I've purchased them all and most all are not worth the paper they're printed on. Not so this one. This book is very practical. Every page of this book has useful info and most of that is either current (to the modern game) or timeless fundamentals.
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