Last week my 147academy travelled to the beautiful city of Cairo in Egypt to hold a National Snooker Training Camp organised by the Egyptian Federation of Billiards Sport.
Some of the players were former or current African / Arab Champions plus former professional players who have competed on the World Snooker Tour. It is a big honour for my 147academy to be asked to work with the Egyptian players over the next two years on improving their game as they are so talented.
The 20 Players
The twenty selected players that were invited to the Sharkia Eastern Company Social Club were Wael Talat, Mohamed Ibrahim, Abdel Rahman Haredy, Hesham Shawky, Mostafa Dorgham, Mohamed Salama, Mohamed Nowier, Hatem Yassin, Yasser Sharbiny, Abdel Rahman Shaheen, Mohamed Khairy, Fadi Hamouda, Mohamed Hamdan, Ahmed Fokary, Mahmoued Hareedy, Mina Malak, Omar Ramy, George Hana, Karim Zoklot and Abdalla Gamal attended training from 10am-6pm each day.
I worked on improving their Technique, Break Building skills and Safety Games with Specific Academy Technical, Control, Scoring and Match-Play routines. I focused on their Technique and on the Mental Side of the game and I really feel the players will develop their game with every camp.
I designed a new official training program endorsed by the Federation to help the players improve their game and the feedback was brilliant during and after the camp.
All the players received the videos from the coaching camp along with a copy of the new training booklet to work on during each training session. The players achieved fantastic results by improving on their scores day by day and I am already looking forward to the next camp in October.
I held different types of competitions during the camps to monitor. In the Technical competition Yasser Sharbiny, Mina Malak, Hatem Yassin, Mohamed Khairy, Mostafa Dorgham, Hesham Shawky, Fadi Hamouda, Ahmed Fokary and Mohamed Ibrahim won the events.
In the Control Competition Wael Talat, Abdel Rahman Shaheen, Mahmoued Hareedy, Mohamed Salama, Mostafa Dorgham, Hatem Yassin, Mohamed Khairy, Mohamed Salama and Abdel Rahman Haredy won the events.
The Scoring competitions were won by Mohamed Ibrahim, Wael Talat, Mohamed Salama, Abdel Rahman Haredy and Mahmoued Hareedy won the events.
I would personally like to thank the Egyptian Federation of Billiards Sports for inviting me to work with their National Team players and I am already booked to hold more camps in 2019 and 2020.
I would like to thank Egyptian Federation of Sports President Mr Amr Elkharadly and his board plus Head Coaches Wael Talalt and Mohamed Kassem for their fantastic assistance during the camp.
I would like to personally thank Hussein Abou Hussein for looking after me so well and wish all the Egyptian players the best of luck in their training. Finally i would like to wish good luck to Mina Malak in the IBSF World U-16’s in Russia and Wael Talat in the World Seniors in the Crucible next month. It was a pleasure training all the Egyptian players as the commitment was superb. Keep on training hard and see you all in October.