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5 Apr 2017

Course Information

October is the projected date for the next Coaching Course with the June course being postponed.

The next Coaching Course is planned for October 2017, at the end of the World Championships, with a venue yet to be announced. The Course is aimed at coaches who wish to become a WPBSA approved World Billiards Coach and promote the game of English Billiards by coaching in their region. Successful candidates will have free access to future WPBSA coaching seminars. The Course duration has now been increased to 2 full days with the Course fee being £225.

The Course includes:

  • DBS check
  • Child protection/safeguarding training
  • Billiards coaching techniques
  • How to market yourself & set up coaching programmes
  • Practical & written examinations
  • Refreshments
  • WPBSA Rules of Billiards & Snooker handbook
  • World Billiards Coach polo shirt*
  • Coaching Certificate*
  • WPBSA/World Billiards coaching ID card*
  • Free access to WPBSA coaching seminars*

* Successful candidates only.

For further information on this course please contact Martin Goodwill via the Contact Us page.

Click here to see a list of qualified coaches so far.

We are also planning ‘Young Player Of Distinction‘ scholarships in conjunction with the Coaching Scheme, details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalised.


Coaching Course 18 Sep 2016

Coaching Course 18 Sep 2016

 

The first Coaching Course was held at The Winchester Club in Leicester in September 2016. Coaches had already successfully passed an online examination (about the basics of coaching billiards and the rules of the game) and participated in various events including teaching the basics, group discussions, video analysis and a practical examination.

 

Start of the Course

Start of the Course

The course was delivered by Martin Goodwill (Head of Coaching), Phil Welham (Head Coach) and Roxton Chapman (President of World Billiards). It was very well supported by the WPBSA and attended by Alan Chamberlain (WPBSA Board Member and World Billiards Chairman), Chris Motley (WPBSA DBS and Child Protection Officer), Lisa Bray (WPBSA Secretary) and Matt Huart (WPBSA Press and Media Officer).

Group discussions

Group discussions

 

 

 

 

Franz Meszaros from Austria

Franz Meszaros from Austria

 

Franz Meszaros travelled from Austria to make the Course and said:“Still feeling privileged having attended this WPBSA Billiards Coaching Course, I want to thank everybody concerned for their work in organizing it.”

Fan Kian Sang Zensen from Singapore

Fan Kian Sang Zensen from Singapore

Fan Zensen travelled all of the way from Singapore to make the Course and said: “Great course by great trainers! All three humble trainers were not there just to certify but to impart their vast knowledge in the game and skills in coaching students to play good billiards. This course helps to set the foundation to propel English Billiards popularity and thereby raise the appreciation level of the beautiful game. I am really glad to have made the trip and been accepted into your purpose driven group to promote the game. Thank you WPBSA!”