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Become SBI Qualified Coach


Would you like to be trained to become a qualified SBI Coach?. Snooker & Billiards Ireland hold two types of coach training courses throughout the season for our members.

SBI hold a one day Intro Level seminar for member who would like to start coaching and become a SBI Intro level Coach. We also hold a 2 day advanced course for our members to become a SBI Level 1 coach.

All coaches must keep their yearly SBI membership up to date to keep your Accreditation active otherwise you lose your Accreditation. You must attend child protection safeguarding course and be Garda Vetted every year.

You can only attend the Level 1 course if you have completed the Intro Level Course. Only Current SBI members will be allowed to register for a Coaching Course.

If you would like to attend our next Course, Contact PJ on pjcoach147@hotmail.com or you will find the coaching application form on the SBI web site.


INTRO LEVEL  The one day Intro Level Course is designed for members who want to start coaching within their local clubs. The course covers everything in the approved coaching syllabus featuring Playing Techniques, Role of Coaches, Training Routines plus the Rules of the Game.

LEVEL 1  The two day Level 1 Course is held on a Saturday and Sunday on the same weekend and is designed for members who want to improve their coaching skills featuring Techniques, Role of the Coach and designing training routines for the advanced player. There is a written exam on day 2.

All the courses will be given by our National Coach PJ Nolan and be approved by Sport Ireland Coaching who governs all Coaching in the Republic Of Ireland. Each coach will bring home a CD with the files from the Course and this will become a useful tool in helping the coach to train his players.

                            GROWING THE IRISH GAME


SBI believe this is an important area in helping grow the game all over Ireland with qualified coaches spreading the word. If you need more information please contact us Email : info@sbireland.ie  – Text : 085 242 8701

The Cost of attending an SBI Intro Level Course is €25.00 which includes Tea / Coffee & Sandwich. The Level 1 Course is €30.00 and this includes Tea / Coffee & Sandwich on both days of the course. All payments are done on line. 

Safeguarding Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Courses

All SBI coaches must attend a sport partnership 3hr Safeguarding Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. SBI coaches must also complete Garda vetting before they will be presented with their Accreditation Certificate.