Snooker & Billiards Ireland held a one-day Intro Level Snooker Coaching Education Course to qualify a new SBI Coach in the SBI Academy of Excellence in Carlow on Saturday the 27th of August from 10am – 6pm.
The Intro Level Course is designed for SBI members who want to start coaching within their local clubs. The course was given by our WPBSA & SBI National Coach PJ Nolan. The course was approved by Sport Ireland Coaching who governs Coaching in the Republic of Ireland.
John Kehoe from Wexford has many years playing experience and has represented Ireland at numerous International events. John is also International Snooker & Billiards Referee plus a SBI National Billiards Champion. John has now a passion to Coach and pass on the skills to anyone who wants to learn Snooker & Billiards.
- Course Syllabus
The course covered everything in the approved coaching syllabus featuring Playing Techniques, Role of the Coach, Training Routines plus the Rules of the Game.
SBI National Coach PJ Nolan congratulated John on beginning the coaching process and SBI feel another qualified Billiards coach is an important area in helping grow the game all over Ireland within the clubs.
- Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare Awareness Course
John 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, John will need to complete the Garda vetting before being presented with his Intro Level Accreditation SBI Certificates later in the year.
New SBI Coach
PJ said it was great to have John as part of our SBI coaching Team and to hold the coaching course in the SBI board room. John was delighted with the content and he 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 email@example.com. At present SBI now have 96 Intro Level Qualified Coaches who grow the game all over Ireland approved by SBI and Sport Ireland Coaching.
- Course Costs
The course cost was €25.00. All the coaches must also be paid members of Snooker & Billiards Ireland for the season with the cost of €25.00. Snooker & Billiards Ireland would like to thank John for attending the successful course.