Every champion I have ever worked with has been impeccable at long potting, but this had to be developed over hours and hours on the practice table to master and become confident at delivering the cue with no movements.
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.
Long Potting Skills
I have outlined my top 3 Practice Drills for Long Potting Skills. 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 match on the academy drills.
Routine 1: Attempt to place the cue ball on the green spot and pot the three reds in the corner pocket.
Routine 2: Attempt to place the cue ball on the black spot and pot the reds from the baulk line into both corner pockets.
Routine 3: Attempt to place the cue ball in the D and pot a red from the blue spot for position to pot the black into the same corner pocket.
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