On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of April my 147academy travelled to Vienna in Austria to hold my second training camp for 2023 with the Austrian National Team that was organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association.
In this training camp there was a mixture of junior and experienced players. All the players performed excellent over this two-day training camp and the facilities in the HSEBC academy were again world class.
The 14 Players: Mario Bodlos, Emil Becker, Oskar Charlesworth , Thomas Janzso, Elias Kapitany, Christoph Kesler, Philipp Koch, Jérôme Liedtke, Oleksii Rudenko, Paul Schopf, Benjamin Stoppacher , Lukas Stötzer, Josef Elias Wimmer and Clemens Kunkel were invited to the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna to attend training from 10am to 6pm each day.
On Day 1 of the Camp we held a match-play scoring event with Austrian based Oleksii Rudenkon who left Ukraine due to the war won it, with 11 victories from his 13 matches with Elias Kapitany in 2nd place and Jérôme Liedtke in third.
High Quality Camp
This camp I concentrated on the specific drills in Mini Breaks, Open Breaks, Long Potting, Red Pack Frame routines where players choose a level and plays a best of 5 match on each drill. I was very happy with the player’s commitment in this camp.
On Day 2 of the Camp, we held a match play round robin event and it was again Oleksii Rudenkon who came out as the winner when he beat Emil Becker in the final.
Seminars Mental and physical
National Coach Chau Zi Kim gave a Mental Training seminar to the players on both days on helping to become mentally stronger plus qualified fitness coach Daniel Seyser held a fitness warmup sessions for the players to use before and after matches and practice.
All the players received a copy of a new Mental Training booklet to work on during training sessions at home.
I had all the latest training aids to enhance the sessions like the Mini Domin Eye, Master Doctor, Str8aim SA-1 & SA-2, Chris Henry Balls, Academy laser and the 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 to thank the Austrian Association for inviting me to work with the National Team again in 2023 and I am already looking forward to holding my next camp in June.
I would like to thank Austrian President Christian Fock plus National Coach Chau Zi Kim and Daniel Seyser along with EBSA Coaches Florian Hinterschuster and the HSEBC Academy for their assistance during this camp.
Finally, I would like to wish all the players good luck and it was a pleasure to training everyone again, keep on training hard and believe in yourself. See you all in June.