Learning key shots at the start of your journey into the game of snooker will make it more enjoyable and will provide a strong foundation to build upon
I firmly believe that if a snooker coach can improve a player’s overall knowledge of the game, then success is right around the corner. A coach achieves this through getting the player to focus on specific routines that are enjoyable but offer a constructive learning curve. A training program, such as this one, requires a strong player’s commitment. Through this, a player’s true skill level will present itself.
Over the years, I have come to learn that building a strong understanding of the fundamentals in the player’s technique is paramount. Equally important is how players practice as every player is different and operating under their own individual play style.
Many players are notable at potting balls. But to improve and realise one’s own potential, a quality training program is required
I have outlined my top 3 Practice Drills for Learning Fundamentals. Depending on your own level of play, play the drill with a target score in mind and see can you win on the drill. Play the best of 3 on the academy drills.
Routine 1: Attempt to pot the straight blue into the middle pocket while playing top spin to also pot the cue ball into the same pocket.
Routine 2: Attempt to pot angle blacks into the corner pocket.
Routine 3: Attempt to strike the cue ball with centre aiming to go up and down the spots without hitting a red ball.
My 147 Academy PDF Series
My PDF snooker training series contains my best Academy training routines and can offer advice on how to improve your mental fitness. There are 10 PDFs to suit all levels, each of which contains 32 Different routines that you can download to your phone or tablet to have for every future training session.
You can purchase these for €10 from www.147academy.com