On Saturday the 23rd of October, Snooker & Billiards Ireland held a one-day Intro Level Snooker Coaching Education Course to qualify two new SBI Coaches in the Talbot Hotel Carlow in Carlow Town.
Tommy Murphy from Dublin and Neil Madigan from Limerick attended the course which was given by our National Coach PJ Nolan. This course is approved by Sport Ireland Coaching who governs Coaching in the Republic of Ireland. The Intro Level Course is designed for SBI members who want to start coaching within their local clubs.
The Two coaches have years of playing experience with former professional snooker player Tommy Murphy and Neil Madigan an International Pool player who has also competed on the Irish snooker tour over the years.
The course covered everything in the approved coaching syllabus featuring Playing Techniques, Role of Coaches, Training Routines plus the Rules of the Game.
SBI Chairman Congratulations
SBI Chairman Dylan Rees attended the course to congratulate them on beginning the coaching process and SBI feel this is an important area in helping grow the game all over Ireland with qualified coaches within the clubs.
Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare Awareness Course
All coaches will now need to attend a sport partnership 3hr Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course in their own area. These courses are organised by their local sports authority through the Sports Council. CLICK HERE
All coaches Garda Vetted
Finally, all coaches will need to complete the Garda vetting before being presented with their Intro Level Accreditation SBI Certificates later in the year.
New SBI Coaches
PJ said it is great to have two new SBI coaches with years of playing experience and passion for coaching. All coaches were delighted with the content and they received a CD with the course files to study more.
If you would like to become a SBI Coach?
If you would like to attend the next coaching course you should contact PJ on 086 8634507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. At present SBI now have 87 Intro Level Qualified Coaches who grow the game all over Ireland approved by SBI and Sport Ireland Coaching. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL INTRO LEVEL COACHES
The course cost was €30.00. All the coaches must also be paid members of Snooker & Billiards Ireland for the season with the cost of €17.00 per year. Snooker & Billiards Ireland would like to thank the Talbot Hotel Carlow for hosting the successful course on the day.