This week in the SBI Academy of Excellence in Carlow, Ireland, my 147academy had the pleasure of holding a training camp for my International student 13-year-old Jenson Schmid from Switzerland.
Jenson returned with his father Patrik to improve his game ahead of the 2024 EBSA European Snooker Championships which will be in held in Bosnia next year.
Star of the future
Jenson really impressed me again with his overall work rate to learn all the drills. His potting was incredible and cue ball control and scoring was improving daily. I really believe he has the potential to become one of the top juniors in Europe in the coming years. It was big honour to coach him again during this camp.
The latest training aids were used in this camp to enhance each session like the Mini Domin Eye, Blade Cue, Master Doctor, Str8aim SA-1 & SA-2, Chris Henry Balls, Academy laser, EBSA Coaching Balls to help to get him on the line of aim and develop a smoother stroke in his delivery.
Training Camp Structure
Jenson was videoed during each session and he brings home all the videos of the action from the sessions to study and analyse. A new training program with specific matches was designed to help him train to a higher level at home.
- Y Break: 65, 99
- X Break 62, 59
- Team Break: 114, 66, 72
- Thailand Break: 73, 67, 64, 60
- Shovel Break: 76, 83
- Bow-Tie Break: 82
- Max Break: 62, 67, 68
- Star Break: 62
- Army Break: 59
- Hendry Break: 53
- Selby Break: 68
Patrik “said it was fantastic to return for another camp with PJ. It was great to watch Jenson train so hard on improving his level. PJ planned out the camp perfect and the new training plan is already improving his shot selection during his break building.
SBI International Camp
Jenson also joined in the SBI International Training Camp on Saturday the 22nd of July which was organised to prepare the Irish players for the Home International in Leeds next month. Jenson really impressed everyone again with his performances on the day.
13year old Whiz Kid
During this camp, I worked on fine tuning his fundamentals in his technique by working on his Approach and Address Position. We also talked about his shot selection and cue ball control plus about the mental side on becoming mentally stronger.
Jenson now begins his new training program which will be monitored from his practice in Switzerland. It is fantastic to have this European Junior in my 147academy and I will do everything possible to help develop his game over the next few years.
My 147academy would like to thank Jenson and his dad for returning to Carlow and I look forward to seeing them again in February ahead of the 2024 EBSA Championships.
Well done Jenson!!!