Earlier this month delegates travelled from Denmark, Poland, Hong Kong, France and across the UK to complete the WPBSA World Snooker Level 2 coaching course at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. The course was led by Steve Davis OBE, Chris Lovell, Andrew Highfield and Chris Motley.
The course provided delegates with information and tuition on:
- Today’s world of snooker and the role played by the WPBSA, World Snooker and the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB)
- How to conduct a snooker lesson
- Technical differentiation with Steve Davis
- How to set up a part/full time snooker coaching business
- How to market yourself as a snooker coach
- Child protection/safeguarding training (including DBS check)
Steve Davis OBE said: “It was great to see people travelling from around the world and the UK to join the team. We wish them every success in the future developing their coaching skills within their own areas to support the continued growth of our sport.”
Following successful completion of the course, coaches are able to showcase their coaching skills at Cue Zones throughout this season at televised events. They also they have the opportunity to attend free coaching seminars, held at the UK and World Championships.
What the delegates said:
“Great experience to do the world snooker coaching course.”- Ian Glover
“Fantastic course taught by the best in the world.”- Marc Harman
“It was very helpful, I’m happy to be now in the WPBSA snooker team and I will try to help more players and coach with better knowledge.”- Stephane Ochoiski
“A very well run course, I feel quite proud to be part of the team.”- Geoff Clark
“Look forward to meeting up again great course with top people.”- John Twist
“This programme has given me the tools, techniques and most importantly belief that I am able and equipped to proudly work as a WPBSA World Snooker Coach. Thank you.”- Simon Wiggins
“Chris, Andrew and Steve will all inspirational and supportive. I feel I have the backing of the WPBSA and World Snooker to play in progressing the game.”- Simon Berrisford
“Felt like I found a new community of close friends that share the same passion for the growth e.g. snooker.”- Rob Reed
For more information on how to join Steve and the team contact Lisa Bray using our contact form or by telephone (0117) 317 8200.