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Russian Junior Camp

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This week my 147academy travelled to the beautiful city of Kotka to hold a Junior Snooker Training Camp for Junior players from the Academy Billiard Sport in St Petersburg Russia.

The specific Developmental Snooker Training Camp was arranged to provide guidance to their six underage players who will participate in the upcoming IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championship in Russia next month.

The Six Players

Ustin Bogdanov, Aleksandra Bogatireva, Igor Aleksandrov, Smoliakov Iaroslav, Margarita Zvezdina and Ksenya Zukova attended the camp in the Finnalist Billiards & Snooker Club in Kotka.

During the camp I worked on developing a new training program on Confidence, Technical and Scoring to improve their Concentration, Cue Ball Control, Break Building, Tactical and Safety games. Each player received a CD of their playing techniques plus the new programs to study at home.

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

Developing Future Champions

I worked on developing a solid playing technique in the 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 training routines improved the player’s cue ball control. The players also received the new 147Academy Sports Psychology booklet to work on their mind fitness.

Challenge Winners

The overall winner of the Confidence Challenge was Aleksandra Bogatireva with a stunning 57pts, second was Igor Aleksandrov with 54pts and third was Ksenya Zukova with 47pts.  The overall winner of the Technique Challenge was Aleksandra Bogatireva with a total of 58pts, second was Igor Aleksandrov with 55pts and third was Ksenya Zukova with 54pts.

Talented Juniors

I believe the players now have the correct fundamentals plus the correct training program to prepare for the upcoming IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championship.

I was so impressed with Alexey Solovyev, Alexey Denisov and Dmitry Beltukov from Academy Billiard Sport with their vision on how to develop the junior game more in St Petersburg and the future looks bright with talented young players and dedicated coaches.

Thank You

I would like to thank all the players for training so hard and I wish them every success in the IBSF Championships next month. Finally I would like to thank Alexey Solovyev, Alexey Denisov and Dmitry Beltukov from the Academy Billiard Sport in St Petersburg for booking the camp and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again in St Petersburg Russia.