Why do I need a coach?
Who needs coaching?
If you're anything like I was before I had my very first coaching session with Terry Griffiths, you may look at coaching with some scepticism; wondering how someone can tell you, or show you how to improve your game.
Whether you're a complete beginner, an amateur looking to impress your team mates or a professional …there is always something new to learn. From the basics of improving your grip and cue action through to break building, timing and shot selection.
What does a session look like?
I tailor every session to suit the players ability, needs and goals. Each new session will start with a brief look at your current playing ability; a lot of issues can be raised in a very short time from just observing how you play. I always go through the basic skills with a player new to coaching no matter what level of skill you have; you will be amazed at the number of professional players who improve their game by ironing out a minor issue. We can then work closely to find which methods and techniques work best for you.
From that point we will go through some routines together. Sessions will always be rooted in practical activities, routines are carefully designed to be fun, focused and informative. A variety of useful strategies are employed such as demonstrating, discussion, filming (with your permission) so that you have a third-eye view of what you are doing as well as the use of a range of teaching aids. Always working at a speed which ensures understanding and progression during a session.
Snooker is a really good way to get involved with sport, with access to all. If you feel you have any barriers to learning, we can work together to create an individual plan to help you access coaching. I currently work with WDBS (World Disability and Snooker Association) and I hold a certificate for Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity.