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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.

French Snooker Camp

Last weekend my 147academy returned to the beautiful city of Saint Quentin in Northern France to hold another Coaching camp in the Academia de Billiard in Saint Quentin.

Big Honour

It was an honour to coach leading French International Nicolas Mortreux who reached this year's European U-18 Q-Final in Israel plus Juliette Proix who recently competed in the World Team Trophy in Paris where she played on Team France against Europe, Asia and Rest of the world.

They were joined by club members Ahmed Benseba and Frederic Dieupart plus Gauvain Bazin from Argenteuil and exciting 13year old Qayyim Selmane from Ronchin.

Great Improvement 

I was delighted to see all the players have worked hard on my 147academy coaching fundamentals since the last years camp. I worked again on fine tuning their playing techniques by analysing their videos using the147academy Master Doctor Kit. 360 Cue and Blade Cue & Mat.

The Players

They six players practiced Break Building, Long Potting, and Cue Ball Control routines. All the players received a new training program to practice as this is key for the players to practice the correct routines.

Each player received a CD of their action from the camp plus a player profile that outlines what is needed next to improve.

Thank You

I would like to thank Isabelle & Yannick Mortreux for arranging the camp. Academia de Billiard in Saint Quentin for hosting the camp and all the players as It is pleasure returning each year.

Click to watch Nicolas in action

See you all Next Year

I look forward on returning next year to check on the player’s progress.

Au revoir

Russian Junior Camp

This week my 147academy returned to the beautiful city of Kotka in Finland to hold another training camp for Russian Juniors from the Academy Billiard Sport in St Petersburg in the Finnalist Billiards & Snooker Club in Kotka in Finland.

The Players were Bogatyreva Aleksandra, Klesov Konstantin, Polevoy Maxim, Smoliakov Yaroslav,  Zvezdina Margarita, Krasikov Machail, Bogdanov Ustin, Strunov Nikita and Kuznetsov Nikita attended the camp.

Each player has improved since the last camp and during this camp I worked on developing a new training program to improve their Cue Ball Control, Break Building, Tactical and Safety games.

Developing Fundamentals

I worked on developing a solid playing technique in their Stance, Cue Action, Grip, Address Position and I used my academy laser and Master Doctor Kit to achieve a good position on the table plus the Blade Cue and 360cue to improve their shot approach and delivery.

The players practiced my training routines to improve their player’s cue ball control. The players also received the new 147Academy Sports Psychology booklet to work on their mind fitness. Each player also received a CD of their playing techniques plus the new programs to study at home.

Developing future Champions.

All training scores will be now recorded by academy coaches Alexey Solovyev, Alexey Denisov and a scoring statistics on each player will be developed to monitor each player and I am confident the players are in good hands.

Challenge Winners

The winner of the first Challenge was Klesov Konstantin with a stunning 108pts, second was Polevoy Maxim with 63pts and third was Smoliakov Yaroslav with 52pts. The winner of the second Challenge was Klesov Konstantin with a stunning 265pts, second was Polevoy Maxim with 147pts and third was Smoliakov Yaroslav with 96pts.

The Long Potting Challenge winner was Aleksandra Bogatireva and the Tactical winner was Klesov Konstantin.

Talented juniors

I believe the players have the fundamentals plus training program now to improve more and again I was so impressed with Alexey Solovyev, Alexey Denisov and Dmitry Beltukov from Academy Billiard Sport with their vision on how to develop their juniors in St Petersburg.

Thank You

I would like to thank the nine players for training so hard and I wish them good luck in the future and finally a big thank you to Alexey Solovyev, Alexey Denisov and Dmitry Beltukov for booking the camp and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Austrian Snooker Camp

Last weekend my 147academy travelled to Austria to hold an Austrian National Snooker Training Camp organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association. Ten selected players were invited to attend this two day PJ Nolan camp in the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna.

  • The Players

Philipp Koch, Manuel Pomwenger, Oskar Charlesworth, Florian Nüßle, Jérôme Liedtke, Arif Hussaini, Tajmeet Grover, Florian Toth, Mario Bodlos and Elias Kapitany attended this training camp from 10am – 6pm each day. It was a pleasure training the players again as their commitment was superb.

  • Training Plan

This camp was one of the best with again each player achieving fantastic results by improving on their scores from the last camp in December. I focused on their Approach, Stance, Address Position, Bridge, Grip and Cue Actions 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 a CD from the coaching camp along with a copy of the training booklet to work on during each training session at home.

  • WPBSA Wildcard

Austrian No.1 Florian Nüßle who was the star of the camp after superb results was full of confidence after Florian had received a wild card from the WPBSA to play in the 2019 World Professional Snooker Championships qualifiers in England next month and Florian will become the first Austrian to ever play in it.

  • Technical

I held different types of competitions during the camp to monitor the player’s performances and the Technical competition was won by Florian Nüßle with a stunning display with a new record of 82pts with Philipp Koch in second with 65pts and Elias Kapitany in third place with 62pts.

  • Mental

In the Mental Competition it was again Florian Nüßle who was too strong winning it with 107pts with Philipp Koch in second with 65pts and Jérôme Liedtke in third with 64pts.

  • Scoring

The Scoring competition was also won by Florian Nüßle with top quality scoring and a total of 347pts which included a 122 clearance on the Max Break and 135 on the Allen Break. Philipp Koch was in second with 208pts and Elias Kapitany in third with 197pts

  • Match-Play

I also held four different Match-Play competitions the winners were Florian Nüßle with two victories while Tajmeet Grover and Mario Bodlos had one victory each.

  • 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 booked in holding another five camps in 2019.

I would like to thank Austrian President and Sport Director Christian Fock and newly qualified EBSA Coach and National Coach Chau Zi Kim plus the HSEBC Academy for their assistance during this camp

Finally I wish all the Austrian players the best of luck in their Grand Prix next week and Florian in the upcoming World Snooker Professional Championship in England.

See you all in April, well done this week and keep on training hard and preparing your best for each event.

Auf Wiedersehen

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