In 2016 World Billiards announced their new World Billiards Coaching Scheme, as approved and supported by the WPBSA. The course will be led by WPBSA World Snooker coaches Martin Goodwill and Phillip Welham.
The long-term goal of the scheme is to create a network of qualified coaches around the world to grow the game of English Billiards and mentor the next generation of billiards champions.
Martin Goodwill has been appointed as Head of Coaching and Phillip Welham as Head Coach. One-day courses are being planned to equip candidates with the requisite skills to deliver effective, responsive and rewarding coaching. Full child protection and safeguarding training will be delivered by WPBSA representative Chris Motley.
September 2016 Course
The first World Billiards coaching course will be held at the Winchester Club in Leicester on Sunday 18th September 2016.
The course fee will be £175 per person (plus £9 for PayPal or Credit card)), and places on the one day course will be limited to 14 people.
The course fee will include:
- DBS check
- Child protection/safeguarding training
- Billiards coaching techniques
- How to market yourself & set up coaching programmes
- Practical & written examinations
- World Billiards Coach polo shirt*
- Coaching Certificate*
- WPBSA/World Billiards coaching ID card*
- Free access to WPBSA coaching seminars*
* Successful candidates only.
Applications for this course will open shortly.
For further information on this initiative please contact Martin Goodwill via the ‘contact us‘ page on the World Billiards website.
World Billiards are also planning to launch ‘Young Player Of Distinction‘ scholarships in conjunction with the coaching scheme, details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalised.