Many players neglect to practice their safety game, but in my experience, this type of training is essential if you want to become a better player as it will allow you to score more in the long run.
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.
Safety Game Skills
I have outlined my top 3 Practice Drills for your Safety Game. 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 strike the red thin to keep in the baulk area while sending the cue ball down towards the black spot.
Routine 2: Attempt to double the red off both side cushions to leave red near black spot while sending the cue ball back into baulk.
Routine 3: Attempt to send the red into the side cushion and into the baulk area while sending the cue ball down the table towards the black spot.
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