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Austria Training Camp

Last weekend my 147academy travelled back to Vienna Austria to hold another Austrian National Snooker Training Camp organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association.

  • The Players

Thirteen selected players were invited to the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna with Carl Walter Steiner, Markus Bauer, Florian Toth, Oskar Charlesworth, Mario Bodlos, Philipp Koch, Mike Busse, Werner Rieschl, Elias Kapitany, Arif Hussaini,Tajmeet Grover, Martin Schmidt and Alex Trinkl training from 10am-6pm each day.

  • Training Plan

This camp was one of the highest standards with all the player achieving fantastic results by improving on their scores from the last camp in April. I again focused on their Technique and on the Mental Side of the game and I really feel the players are developing their game with every camp.

This camp I again worked on improving their Technique, Break Building skills and Safety Games with Specific Academy Technical, Mental, Scoring and Match-Play routines.

  • Coaching

All the players received the videos from the coaching camp along with a copy of the new training booklet and a new Mental Training booklet to work on during each training session at home. I used my Master Doctor to get the players in line, I used the blade cue to help on thier delivery and the new EBSA Coaching balls to improve on their delivery. 

  • Technical

I held different types of competitions during the camp to monitor the player’s performances and the star of the Camp was Elias Kapitany who had an incredible camp winning almost every event over the weekend.

In the Technical competition there were joint winners with Mario Bodlos and Elias Kapitany with a superb score of 25pts, Second was Markus Bauer with 24pts and third was Tajmeet Grover with 23pts.

  • Mental

In the Mental Competition it was again Elias Kapitany winning with a score of 45pts, Second was Mario Bodlos with 43pts and Third was Tajmeet Grover with 40pts.

  • Scoring

The Scoring competition was also won by Elias Kapitany winning with a score of 213, Second was Oskar Charlesworth with 206pts and Third was Mario Bodlos with 194pts.

  • Match-Play

I held two different Match-Play competitions and the winner on day 1 was Elias Kapitany with 9 wins from his 11 matches. In second place was Philipp Koch with 8 wins and third was Mario Bodlos with 8 wins.

On day 2 Mike Busse won his first ever event at a camp winning 9 matches out of his 11 matches. In second was Elias Kapitany with 9 wins and third was Alex Trinkl with 8 wins.

  • Thank You

I would personally like again to thank the Austrian Association for inviting me to work with the National Team players and I am already looking forward in holding another three more camps in 2019.  I would like to thank Austrian President and Sport Director Christian Fock, National Coach and EBSA Coach Chau Zi Kim plus the HSEBC Academy for their assistance during this camp.

  • Good Luck

Finally, I would like to wish all the Austrian players Alex Trinkl and Ebrahim Baghi the best of luck in the European Masters Championships in Serbia next month and Oskar Charlesworth, Mario Bodlos in the IBSF U-21 Snooker Championships in China in July.

See you all in September and well done this week, it was a pleasure training you all as your commitment was superb. Keep on training hard and preparing your best for each event.

Auf Wiedersehen

Austrian Snooker Camp

My latest Austrian National Training Camp was held this weekend in the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna, Austria. This camp was again organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association and eleven players were invited to attend this camp.

  • The Players

Oskar Charlesworth, Florian Nüßle, Jérôme Liedtke, Tajmeet Grover, Florian Toth, Mario Bodlos, Mike Busse, Arif Hussaini, Andreas Ploner and Billiard International players Werner Rieschl and Martin Schmidt attended this intense training camp to prepare two of the Austrian players for Qschool in England next month.

  • The Camp Winners

I held different types of competitions during the camp to monitor the player’s performances. The Technical competition was won by Florian Nüßle with a stunning display with Andreas Ploner in second place and Oskar Charlesworth in third place.

In the Mental Competition it was again Florian Nüßle who was too strong to win it with Werner Rieschl in second place and Oskar Charlesworth in third place.

The Scoring competition was also won by Florian Nüßle with top quality scoring which included a 135 clearance on the Allen Break and 113 on the Max Break, in second place it was Andreas Ploner with Mario Bodlos in third place.

I also held two different Match-Play competitions and the winners were Mario Bodlos on day 1 with Andreas Ploner winning it on day 2.

  • Training Plan

During this camp I worked with the players on improving their Technique, Break Building skills and Safety Games with specific academy Technical, Mental, Scoring and Match-Play routines.

I really feel the players are developing their game with every camp. All the players practiced from 10am – 6pm and it was a pleasure training them again as their commitment was superb.

  • Coaching

All the players received a CD’s from the coaching camp along with a copy of the new training booklet to work on during each training session at home.

  • Thank You

I would personally like again to thank the Austrian Association for inviting me to work with the players and I am already looking forward to holding the next camp in May. 

Finally I would like to thank Austrian President and Sport Director Christian Fock and National Coach Chau Zi Kim for their assistance during the camp and I wish all the Austrian players Florian Nüßle and Andreas Ploner the best of luck in QSchool in England.

Come on Austria!!!!

 

Coaching in Kolkata India

Last week my 147academy travelled to Kolkata in the state of Bengal in India to hold a coaching camp in the beautiful Bengal Rowing Club from the 16th-24th April for leading players from the city.

The Players

Some of the players have achieved success on the big stage in India over the years with Rajesh Tulsian, Sandeep Singhania, Ankit Kariwala, Dhruv Agarwal, Shreevardhan Poddar, Bhavin Shah, Sachin Goenka, Dhreen Baid, Rishabh Dugar and Priyansh Jain attended this camp.

Technology to Improve

India has a great tradition of producing champions over the years but I feel the players must use modern technology to help them improve nowadays as this will give them that missing percentage in improving their games.

Academy Aids

I used my Master Doctor to get the players in line, I used the 360cue to achieve a smoother delivery and I used my Blade Cue to help the players deliver the cue straight. Leading International players Brijesh Damani and Manish Jain also attended to get their technique fine-tuned and I was amazed with so many good talented player in the state of Bengal.

Camp Goal

All the players were recorded and practiced Technique, Break Building, Long Potting and Safety routines. I worked on fine tuning good fundamentals in their playing techniques by analysing their videos and I developed a new training program for them to use. I also worked on their safety game with mini tournaments as I feel this is a crucial area for their improvement in developing their game to a higher level.

Learning

Each player received the videos of their action from the camp plus a player profile that outlines what is needed next to improve even more. All the players also received a sports psychology audio to help with their mind fitness.

Hospitality

The size and population of this city overwhelmed me as it is over 5.5 million people living in one city and the hospitality shown to me from the moment I arrived to the moment I left was incredible. I bring back some great memories and it was a pleasure training the players as their commitment and passion to learn the new skills was superb and I would love to return for another camp and monitor the player’s progress in the near future.

Thank You

I would like to thank the Bengal Rowing Club and their committee for hosting the camp and Rajesh Tulsian and Sandeep Jain for arranging my camp and finally a big thank you to all the players for training so hard and making it a great memory of my first camp in Kalkota.

Good bye अलविदा

 

Lithuanian Player Camp in Academy

This week my 147academy welcomed International Lithuanian Snooker player Andrej Maksimov for a Snooker Training Camp in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow in Ireland.

Andrej has represented Lithuania at many European and World Championships over the years and he travelled this week to get professional coaching to fine tune his game ahead of the Lithuanian National Championships next month.

I worked on developing a smoother stroke in his cue action and delivery plus we practiced key academy routines to work on his shot selection, break building, potting skills and line of aim.

  • Another International in Academy

Andrej is also a current EBSA Qualified Coach in Lithuania and it was fantastic to have another International player in my 147academy and I am looking forward in helping Andrej develop his game more. I designed a new training plan plus worked on the tactical side of his game to help him prepare for the upcoming National and European Championship.

  • New Training Plan

Andrej was videoed during each session and he brings home CD's with all the action from the sessions plus a technique profile and training program to study covering all the routines in the three main areas Technique, Mental and Scoring. Andrej “said it is was great to come over to Ireland and receive Coaching from PJ as he is very professional."

  • Good Luck

The 147academy would like to thank Andrej for coming over to Ireland and I wish him well and I hope Andrej becomes more confident about all areas of his game after this camp.

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