My 147academy returned to the beautiful city of Vienna in Austria to hold a 2day Austrian Snooker National Team Training Camp organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October.
Nine selected players were invited to the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy when Florian Nüßle, Garry Balter, Mario Bodlos, Oskar Charlesworth, Thomas Janzso, Elias Kapitany , Jérôme Liedtke, Hans Nirnberger and Paul Schopf were invited to attended training from 10am-6pm each day.
During the Austrian camps we focus on 12 specific drills in three main areas of Potting, Control and Scoring. Florian Nüßle was incredible form winning all three areas with 31balls from the maximum 40 in the Long Potting. Florian also won the Control Drills with 36 balls from a maximum of 40. In the beak building drills it was again Florian winning it in style with superb consistent scoring.
This camp was focused on preparing the Austrian players from the upcoming IBSF World Snooker Championships in Turkey next month. We concentrated on their Match-Play, Technique, Cue Ball Control, Long Potting and on the Mental Side of the game. The players performed excellent in the camp on the specific academy routines.
All the players received coaching videos along with a copy of the new Mental Training booklet and a new Practice Program to work on during training sessions at home.
On Day 1 of the Camp we held a series of mini match-play tactical events. First was Florian Nüßle with 5 wins from 7 matches. On Day 2 of the Match-play scoring event, victory again went to Florian Nüßle with 8 wins from his 9 matches just beating Mario Bodlos on points scored.
Seminars Mental and physical
National Coach Chau Zi Kim gave Mental Training seminars to the players on helping to become mentally stronger throughout the camp plus qualified fitness coach Daniel Seyser held two fitness sessions for the players on both mornings.
The latest training aids were used in the camp to enhance the sessions like the Mini Domin Eye, Master Doctor, Str8aim SA-1 & SA-2, Chris Henry Balls, Academy laser and EBSA Coaching Balls to help to get the players on the line of aim and develop a smoother stroke in their delivery.
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 for next season in holding six camps in 2023.
I would like to thank Austrian President Christian Fock plus National Coach Chau Zi Kim and Daniel Seyser along with the HSEBC Academy for their assistance during this camp.
Finally, I would like to wish all the Austrian players good luck in the IBSF World Snooker Championships in Turkey. It was a pleasure to training everyone again, keep on training hard, preparing your best for each match and believe in yourself. See you all in December.