You can't do everything on your own. Even the pros go to their coaches from time to time. And when you find a good coach, your performance should improve, as it did for me when I went to see Andrew Cain. Andrew was two hours away, but was worth the drive. I shot my 13th sanctioned 300 in bowling a few months later.
Not all coaches can perform as good as they coach. I went to Andrew because he still competes at a higher level than most local coaches. Andrew had a career USBC Open Championship tournament and created his own masterpiece. His 628 in the team event was his "practice" session for the following day. In Doubles with a 699 along with partner Daniel Bock, cashed in 8th place with a 1426. Andrew saved the best for last shooting 780 in singles, again in 8th place. His 2107 All Events gave him over $3500 in prize money. Great bowling coach!! Don't spend all your winnings in one place except if it's for an a/c unit :).
SEE YOU IN THE ZONE!!
NOTE: Still waiting for The Arizone Daily Star to review my book. No reply from my letter three weeks ago as to when it may happen. I'm sending a letter to the publisher to get an update.
A systematic approach for one month to a place called the zone by a top amateur who has achieved excellence. I hope you enjoy the book and start competing at a higher level.
See you in the zone!!
10 athletes have purchased my "How to" book, so they can prepare for better outcomes in competition. Sports at times is about who wants it more. How badly do you want the Championship? Don't just try to win, read my book to compete in the ZONE! The zone eliminates most pressure and help you perform like you never have before!
The author who is a veteran, wants to help other veterans. He is donating part of the proceeds from his book to BVL. Some of the freedoms we have are due to veterans that served and defended our great way of life. Thanks to the other veterans that served our country. Despite the things that are happening today, there are many good things that the country needs to fight for. Hopefully the future will see a huge difference with a better mentality to solve most of the problems people face. The book sales with a donation to BVL can make a difference for several athletes to enjoy life better!
On August 29th, Dorrance Publishing sent me my printed book. Where has the time gone? It seemed like yesterday I was approving the editing from the publisher. The back cover isn't exactly what I expected. A slight change is required. Once it's listed on their bookstore, you can purchase it for $14. A small price to pay for better performances and mental toughness. Don't think you know everything or too good to get outside help for your game. The list of 345 factors that can affect you during competition, will help in your knowledge to defeat your competitors. No other mental book details as many factors. Most pressure situations can be eliminated knowing what factors play a part when the game is on the line. Experience helps your confidence when competing and the book will help enhance your experience to become more successful. Testimonials from four Hall of Fame members make his first book an asset for athletes who want to win more consistently while still having fun competing on their path to a championship.
If your serious about improving as an athlete in your sport, $14 is a bargain to learn more about the mental game and how you can not only have more fun when competing, but also be competitive throughout the season on your travels toward the playoffs.
To help all athletes in any sport better understand the mental game. To take them to a higher level to reach the world of excellence!
31 days to get to a place called the zone. Knowing the 345 factors and how they interact with competition, should help you bring home more victories. It is what you know that win championships!
What's in the book? A simplified outline:
GET ON THE ROAD
The start of something special to develop a winner's mindset and have more consistency
A NICE DRIVE TO THE MOUNTAINS
Commitment and experience in adjusting can help you soar with eagles
THE DANGEROUS SIDE STREETS
Be prepared and review your performance so you don't get mad, you get even
AVOID THE POTHOLES
Sometimes seeking the high road will lay the foundation to handle the bumps in the road
THE TRIP HOME
The Benjamins will matter when it becomes a numbers game
All great athletes travel to the zone and I'll show you how I am able to get there. Obviously, in a lot less time than it took for me. You'll have to work on your game one day at a time for one month. Dedicate about one hour each day for your journey to the zone. I have daily motivation and some quick homework to reinforce the daily lessons. I will share with you actual experiences in my 50 years of competing. I will also give tips for senior players to compete with the "kids" and for teams to help build chemistry among the members. What you have experienced so far in your career, plays a big part of learning the mental game, but you also must not forget that the physical game and practice completes the total athlete. I'll inject some fun into the learning so it won't seem like work. Almost every athlete will learn a several things from my book.
"See you in the zone." - Mr. Stats
Sports is about being prepared and my book helps you be better prepared for what is down the road. $14 is a small price to improve your game for the paperback and $9 for the e-book.
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Most champions have a great mental game. You could have a great mental game as well. It probably won't happen overnight because your brain is hesitant to accept any change. The book is a mental game program to reprogram your brain's thinking on a fast track approach for better performance in any sport. To excel at any sport, both mental and physical games MUST be practiced. Your level of experience can help you climb faster or hold you back. Embracing challenges will help you climb. Staying in your comfort zone can hold you back and paralyze your game. Confidence is a great thing to have except when your ego gets in the way or when outcomes are a life or death situation. When you accept any setback, you'll learn from it and be more knowledgeable in future situations. The book has over 50 tips to improve your game so you won't have to go down that same path. These tips are the few shortcuts you can take in your own career.
This book was written as the author wants more athletes to have more fun enjoying their sport. He believes it is only after you enjoy the competition, that you can then start to acknowledge how important working on your mental game is. It will be up yo you to put in the work to enjoy what your sport has for you in the future. Applying the steps from the book will get competitors knowing that you're not an easy target anymore. See you in the zone!!
“Alan’s knowledge and wit is on full display in this incredible resource. The content of your website is fun and its breadth is absolutely astounding! I am humbled indeed by your kind references to me.” –Scott Washburn
(Check out Scott's Testimonial for my book.)
“I saw your website and thought it was terrific! Actuality after seeing it for the next 3 weeks, I was golfing much better; first place b flight twice and 2 weeks ago tied for first place for my golf club. I have taken 5 strokes off my handicap as well!
Well done. I can’t wait to read the book! –Bill B.
Very few have two sport perfection. Alan's willing to help you learn how to compete and get to the zone.
This is my March Madness as those listed have helped in many ways and created so many memories.
Iph you have mothers, phriends and DJ's that make the days better, you let them know you care.
What does the future hold? This page gives you a heads up to meet Mr. Stats and info on future writtings.
The many factors in sports determine the outcome of matches. Be prepared to zone in to win the battle.
These are just some of my awards and memorabilia. Collecting the hardware since I was a kid.
Sports is 90% mental. One said it is 100%. You still need to be physically ready. You'll decide after reading.
Now staying there, will be a challenge. Alan will help you to understand how to continue having success.
Take the Confidence 101 online funshop. This FREE online course is the right price and you can print your diploma after finishing this fun instructional class. Most of you have some confidence. But how confident are you when things seem to be falling apart? This course will give you more insight into keeping your confidence high to continue to scoring well. Almost everyone will learn something from these lessons. Have fun!!
Well, I'll upload a section when I finished about every other week. A Recipe for Confidence supplements my book. Confidence helps you get to the zone sooner. Knowledge is power in sports and the reason why some athletes perform better. Let me know what you think and if you have questions while waiting on my publication date.
It will help you understand the great sport of bowling. And of course this website must have have a dictionary with over 420 entries to give tribute to all who have made competing fun and and sometimes profitable.
It helps when competing to know your opponents. So I wrote a guide to help you solve the characters that may appear at any time money is on the line. When this article helps you, I get 10% of your winnings.
I had to include it as it was the greatest league in history while Mr. Stats organized the greatest sweeper of any league in history. But traveling to be called a travel master was the reason you joined the league.
He consistently showed why he was one of the local great bowlers. He started and ended a set with an 18 bagger before he put them together to be named Mr. 900. Ken Hosp's dedication to excellence finally happened.
Since my book will be published in September, I'm using a promotion I used as a bowling league secretary, to get interested athletes a chance to win my book. I will have a drawing of all the correct answers, or the closest answer if none are correct in October 2020 and the winner will be announced on Phantom Radio. This is a portion of the photo and I will have the full photo with the winner's name on the website after the contest ends. Good luck to the athletes who submit answers.
The Vantage Lite Traveling Masters was possibly the greatest league ever with the incredible prize fund, weekly events, stats and Tucson's best sweeper. No other league has compared to this 24 team bowling league. Very few leagues had or have their own website. To get an award after only 2 months on the web was surreal and helped the league promote by all avenues possible. Below are just a few links to show others why the league doubled in size and became the league to bowl in for some of the best bowlers in Tucson, Arizona.
To win the All Star Bowling Site award after a short eight weeks was surreal.
Instead of using the force, bowlers could use the stats to improve their game. No other league has come close to the number of stats used for this scratch league.
Some businesses only promote when going out of business. They didn't want to spend the time or money. This article shows why league secretaries should promote their league. It also shows many promotions used in the Traveling Masters league.
Also included in this website are Rev. Roy's Pro Shop, Tucson Tribute and Honor and the Cactus Men's league in its final season. Combined, there are over 40 pages of info, instruction and even a little humor for off training days. Some of you will be surprised to what this site contains.
Below is the button to several bowling links. I can always add a few more if you contact me.
I'm glad you made it to my site. This site is from a two sport athlete and not a PhD. Since I retired, I wanted to give back to the sport I love. I figured I'd promote my new book and it's sequel. But I also wanted to show others, that putting in some work can pay off. My Stats Plus promotions helped create the greatest league ever, the Vantage Lite Traveling Masters league. I put this website online on April 23, 2020. I have copied and pasted many files and have updated most of what is on this site. However, there could be some info that needs correcting. I have several links to other websites and pages to give athletes places for more info and inject some history for a better website experience. If you feel that any info isn't accurate, I'll be happy to look into the situation and make corrections if needed. I have used some of my own views based on the events that happened and some may have a different opinion. I have the weekly newsletters that helped provide details for the history article. This site is to help athletes improve their mental game and gain knowledge, so some history hopefully won't be repeated. Some can learn from the positive affects of promoting. When we learn to put past mistakes behind us, can we then go forward to make progress. Hope you enjoy what I have done and a few pages still need to be finished and updated. Thanks and good luck.
Alan Brizee, April 25,2020
To navigate the website and all its contents, click on the page after NEXT on the bottom of each page to take you to the next page. The site map will list all pages and are linked to the page. I also have included many people who have given back to their sport and are making a difference in their work. They are listed at the end of the dictionary.
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