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Austrian Training Camp

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The 147 Academy travelled last weekend to the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna, Austria to hold a two day National Team Snooker Coaching Camp.

This camp was organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association and Oskar Charlesworth, Manuel Pomwenger, Markus Pfistermüller, Serbest Hussein, Jérôme Liedtke, Mario Bodlos, Elias Kapitany and Andreas Ploner were invited to attend the camp with PJ Nolan.

  • Mental Training Session

The Training camp started off with a two hour mental training session by leading Mental Coach Dieter Simoncsics.  This is aimed at helping the players to become mentally stronger.

  • Training Plan

PJ worked with the players on improving their break building skills and safety games with specific academy Technical, Mental, Scoring and Match-Play routines as he feels this is crucial in developing their game.

All the players practiced from 10am – 6pm to improve their Cue Ball Control and Break Building skills.  The players also played numerous mini tournaments and PJ said '' it was a pleasure training the players again as their commitment was superb''.

  • Player of the Camp

Player of the Camp was Markus Pfistermüller when he won the Technique Challenge,  Markus and Jérôme Liedtke both won the Mental Challenge. Andreas Ploner won the Scoring Challenge but it was Markus who won the overall Match-Play ranking to top off a great weekend for the 21 year old Austrian.

  • Coaching

All the players received a DVD of action from the coaching camp along a with the new Training booklet to work on during each training session which is recording the players results with statistics on identifying what is needed to be worked on next.

  • Thank You

PJ would like to thank Austrian President and Sport Director Christian Fock and local coach Chau Zi Kim for their assistance during the camp.  PJ would personally like to thank the Austrian Association for inviting him again to train the players and he is already looking forward to holding the next camp in May.