On Wednesday the 26th of August our National Coach PJ Nolan visited Portarlington Snooker Club in County Laois to hold a Junior Coaching Session with 15 of their members.
Chris La Cumbre and his team within the Portarlington club was the latest club to avail of the free RIBSA coaching session with PJ. The club are doing a fantastic job and are fully focused on developing the juniors. PJ said he was very impressed with the amount of talent on show on the day.
Club Offer from RIBSA
This season the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association is offering every registered RIBSA club a free coaching session with our National Coach to help promote the game around the country.
Each club can avail of a session. The only cost to the snooker club is the travel cost of bringing PJ to the club at €20.00 per hour travel time to and from Carlow town. i.e., 2hr journey to the club from Carlow will be a total of €80.00.
If any RIBSA Affiliated Club would like to hold a coaching session they must contact RIBSA directly by Email to email@example.com and request this offer. PJ will then contact the club by email to arrange and confirm a suitable date and time.
The start time will be up to each club and once the date and time is confirmed within PJ’s Diary then the training session will be held and a report will be published on the RIBSA Web Site. Only emails sent directly to RIBSA can arrange a free session.
Only current 2015 registered clubs can avail of this free offer from RIBSA, if any club wishes to join this year and become a registered club they should download the Club membership form from the download section in the top menu of the site or contact RIBSA for a club registration form to be emailed to them.
During the session PJ worked on improving the players Cue Action and Aiming plus they practiced routines to improve their cue ball control and break building and safety.
PJ ” said he was very impressed with the amount of juniors attending the camp and he believes they are future International players in the club if they can improve their techniques and improve their training structure as this will build the winning attitude into the players ”
Book your own private lesson
If any player would like to book a private one to one lesson they should email PJ firstname.lastname@example.org for his next available date. The cost of holding a coaching session is €20.00 per hour travel time from Carlow plus €20.00 per hour coaching fee ( Min 2 hrs ). All tolls and parking fees must also be paid if needed.
If you would like to travel to the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow you can avail of a 2hr session for €65.00 which includes Lights, DVD of the lesson and Technique profile.