Snooker & Billiards Ireland held a one-day Intro Level Snooker Coaching Education Course to qualify two new SBI Coaches in the SBI Academy of Excellence in Carlow. The course was approved by Sport Ireland Coaching who governs Coaching in the Republic of Ireland.
This Intro Level Course was held on Saturday the 18th of November and it 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.
- 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.
Both coaches have years of experience in the game with Colvin O Brien from Carlow who has won National titles and has represented Ireland at numerous International events and Con Walsh from Cork who was a top ranked player in the 1990’s and both now have a passion to Coach and pass on the skills to anyone who wants to learn Snooker.
SBI National Coach PJ Nolan congratulated both on beginning the coaching process and SBI feel having two more qualified coaches is so important in helping grow the game in the Carlow and in Cork City.
- Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare Awareness Course
Both 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
New SBI Coaches
Both will need to complete the Garda vetting before being presented with his Intro Level Accreditation SBI Certificates later in the year. PJ said it was great to have two new coaches part of our SBI coaching Team. Both coaches were delighted with the content and they received the course files to study more.
The latest training aids were shown to the coaches like the Mini Domin Eye, Master Doctor, Str8aim SA-1 & SA-2, Chris Henry Balls, Academy laser, EBSA Coaching Balls. Each aid is to help players to get on the line of aim and develop a smoother stroke in their delivery.
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 43 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 Con and Colvin for attending this successful course and we wish them good luck with their coaching.