Around 3 years ago I had broken the pinky finger of my right hand months before that years Junior Gold National Championships. I had a lot of time on my hands and couldn’t practice. So I decided to prepare myself with knowledge. I read and read and read… and read about bowling, bowling balls, the mental game, the physical game, and everything in between. I came across a youtube video on a targeting system developed by Team USA and perfected at the ITRC. It’s called the 3 pt. targeting system, and has substantially increased my aim, consistency, and focus when taking shots. Essentially, what I do is first look down where my eyes go when I release the ball, I look there for about a second. I do this after I have gone through my pre shot routine and set my feet, and ball comfortably in the start of my stance. Next, I the look at a specific board at the pins; say the 10 board which is on the left side of the 6 pin. I then keep my eyes there for a count of two (one thousand one, one thousand 2), and draw a line straight back to the end of the patter, and count for another two seconds. Next, I draw the path I want my ball to follow back down to the dots at about 5 feet down lane and count for 2 seconds. I start my approach immediately after I have counted to two at the dots. I learned this technique that Kegel produced on youtube. This video give phenomenal information as to break points on different lengths of patterns, and how the pros apply this technique. I highly suggest you watch this video as it will you’re your game considerably.