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WPBSA Announces Coaching Dates For 2015

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Some important news from the WPBSA this week, as their coaching teams have announced the details and dates for their coaching courses in 2015.

Click below for more on how to get involved…

Level 1:

In short

This level is aimed at equipping candidates with the skills to organise a snooker event and to develop junior clubs within their area and give delegates an introduction on how to coach the basics of the game.

This will involve Child Protection/Safeguarding training, an enhanced DBS check and understanding where to get help regarding the rules and coaching. This is a one-day course and will be delivered by Chris Lovell, Andrew Highfield and Chris Motley- Cost £199.00.

Sunday 7th June 2015 at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds

The Venue

Northern Snooker Centre
92 Kirkstall Road,
Leeds, LS3 1LT
0113 243 3015
www.northernsnookercentre.com

This level is aimed at anyone aged 16 and above who wants to take the first steps to become a coach and develop their skills to support a qualified coach in their area or simply have the skills and knowledge to organise and develop snooker sessions in their club or school.

The one-day course gives you an insight in how to engage people of any age, male and female, into the game.

TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATIONS ARE GIVEN ON:

  • An introduction to the basics of the game
  • How to find a club/school and get them interested in supporting you
  • How to communicate to people taking part and keep them interested in developing their snooker skills
  • How to organise competitions and events
  • How to engage participants with bite sized fun games on the snooker table
  • Child Protection/Safeguarding
  • The Paul Hunter Foundation
  • Cue Zone Into Schools including Functional Snooker
  • The rules of the game

Itinerary

10.00am – Welcome and Introductions

  • An overview of the activities of the WPBSA/World Snooker

10.30am – How to develop snooker in your area including:

  • Setting up your own Cue Zone in your local school or club
  • Supporting World Snooker in promoting events

11.00am – How to organise a competition/draw including the issue of various types of draw sheets

11.30am – Making snooker fun, how to use different types of snooker games to engage people of all ages

12.30pm – Lunch

1.00pm – Cue Zone into Schools featuring Functional Snooker

1.30pm – An introduction to the basics with Andrew Highfield

2.30pm – The Paul Hunter Foundation

3.00pm – Child Protection/Safeguarding with Chris Motley

5.45pm – Review and feedback

  • Your action plan
  • After course support

6.00pm – The course concludes

This one-day course includes lunch and refreshments, delivery material to organise events etc. polo shirt with the community WPBSA logo to wear when delivering sessions or attending events, certificate, WPBSA rule book, full after course support, access to attend (free as part of their membership) the twice yearly coaching seminars held at the UK and World Championships with other members of the coaching team, together with Steve Davis and Terry Griffiths.

Please note: the achievement of the certificate is through attendance on the day.

NSC

Level 2:

In short

This level is aimed at equipping candidates with how to deliver:

    • An in-depth knowledge of delivering the basics of the game
    • Understanding technique against text book theories
    • How to promote/market yourself as a coach to set up as a full/ part time business
    • Full child protection/safeguarding training and an enhanced DBS Check

This is a two day course and will be delivered by Steve Davis and Chris Lovell, Andrew Highfield and Chris Motley- Cost £899 includes hotel, refreshments and coach’s tool kit.
Friday 3rd/Saturday 4th July 2015 at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds

The Venue

Northern Snooker Centre, 92 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS3 1LT
Tel: 0113 243 3015
Course Times: 8.30am-6.00pm both days
Dress code: Smart casual (no jeans during the course)

Light refreshments and a light buffet lunch will be served throughout the course inclusive of your course fee.

Pre-course questions

Should you have any specific questions or topics you feel could be beneficial during the course, please email me beforehand at chrislovellworldsnookercoach@googlemail.com.

DBS checks – Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB checks)

This will be carried out with the WPBSA’s Lisa Bray. Please ensure you bring the appropriate and up to date documents as specified, full details will be emailed to you prior to the course.

Team meal

Friday 3rd July 2015, with Steve Davis in the Northern Snooker Centre followed by the 60 Second Challenge coach’s competition.

The team meal is not included in the course fee. It has proved highly successful in enabling people on the course to grow as a team and also an opportunity to network on a social basis.

Your cue

Please bring your own cue in order to take part in the practical exercises. Please let us know in advance if this is a problem and we will provide a cue for the course duration.

Accommodation

Inclusive within your course fee is accommodation on Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd July 2015. A room has been booked for you with sole occupancy, should you require any additional nights, please contact the hotel direct.

Holiday Inn Express (www.expressleeds.co.uk)
Cavendish Street,
Off Kirkstall Road,
Leeds, West Yorkshire,
LS3 1LY (FOR SAT NAV USE: LS3 1LT)
0871 9021616
Charges apply for car parking

Payment

Full payment must be received no later than 4 weeks/28 working days prior to the course or you will be responsible for a surcharge on your accommodation determined by the hotel.

A full course programme is following, should you require any further information please feel free to contact Chris Lovell on 07970 679810 or chrislovellworldsnookercoach@googlemail.com

Itinerary

Delivered by six times World and UK Snooker Champion, Steve Davis, WPBSA World Snooker Coach’s Andrew Highfield, WPBSA Head of Coaching and Grass Roots Development, Chris Lovell and Sheffield Park Academy’s Chris Motley supported by the WPBSA’s Lisa Bray on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July 2015

This level is aimed at equipping candidates with how to deliver:

  • An introductory knowledge of delivering the basics of the game
  • Understanding technique against text book theories
  • How to promote/market yourself as a coach to set up programmes in your area
  • Full child protection/safeguarding training and an enhanced DBS check
  • The Paul Hunter Foundation
  • Cue Zone Into Schools

Day 1 – Friday 3rd July 2015

8.15am – Meet Hotel Reception -Travel to The Northern Snooker Centre

8.30am – Produce items for DBS check to Lisa Bray

9.00am – Welcome & Introductions – Chris Lovell, Jason Ferguson, Steve Davis, Lisa Bray, Andrew Highfield

9.30am – The Basics Part 1 – An Introduction and overview led by Andrew Highfield and Steve Davis, this session will allow delegates the opportunity to observe Steve and Andrew coach the basics of the game to a pupil from picking up a cue to addressing the cue ball

12.30pm – Lunch

1.00pm – The Basics Part 2- The opportunity to question Andrew and Steve on common faults which players develop and how best to correct them with demonstrations from Steve & the team.

How to deliver a lesson, Andrew Highfield and Steve Davis will demonstrate how to conduct a basic lesson including the initial assessment of the player. The group will then practise a basic lesson with Steve and Andrew’s support & advice

4.00pm – WPBSA World Snooker Coach Examination- Part 1

Each delegate will conduct a lesson lasting up to 30 minutes to include the basics of the game, together with instances of how to support and improve players who deviate from the text book approach whilst maintaining a good playing standards expected of a Professional WPBSA World Snooker Coach.

6.00pm – Day 1 concludes – Optional practise sessions are available within the Northern Snooker Centre until 7pm, please note that table fees are not covered within the course

8.15pm – Meet in the Northern Snooker Centre for the course team dinner with Steve and the Team
The 60 Second Challenge Coach’s Competition & Networking

Day 2 – Saturday 4th July 2015

8.15-8.30am – Meet at the Northern Snooker Centre

8.30am – Child Protection/Safeguarding with Chris Motley

Delegates will understand their responsibilities in supporting children’s safety whilst in their care in line with the NSPCCs Code of Practice
An explanation of types of child protection/safeguarding situations a coach may come in contact with and how the WPBSA will support coach’s.

10.30am – Steve Davis will examine different types of technical scenarios, using Joe Davis’ bible “How I play snooker, which will allow delegates to develop their technical knowledge of the game. This session will involve group discussion and feedback.

12.00pm – Lunch

12.30pm – Steve Davis – Session Continues

By the end of the session delegates will be able to differentiate between various types of techniques and demonstrate to the group verbally how they would address this through their coaching methods.

2.00pm – How to promote yourself

    • The Paul Hunter Foundation
    • Cue Zone Into Schools featuring Functional Snooker

3.00pm – The role of the WPBSA World Snooker Coach

  • How you should look
  • How you should behave
  • The WPBSA World Snooker code of practice including the use of social network sites
  • Rules of the game

3.30pm – How to create snooker coaching into a part time/full time business

4.00pm – WPBSA World Snooker Examination- Part 2

Each delegate will then sit a written paper covering the basics of the game, and the standards expected of a Professional WPBSA World Snooker Coach.

Delegates will be graded as follows:

  • Outstanding, 85+ marks (Level 2 WPBSA World Snooker Coach)
  • Good, 66-84 marks (Level 2 WPBSA World Snooker Coach)
  • Satisfactory, 51-65 marks (Level 2 WPBSA World Snooker Coach)
  • Further development required, 50 marks and below (Level 1 WPBSA World Snooker Coach)

6.00pm – Approx. Course concludes

Following the course, delegates will receive a certificate and a letter confirming their achievement including their grade.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to resit any parts, which receive a further development grade, free of charge.

Should anyone have any concerns regarding sitting the exam, please contact Chris Lovell on 07970679810.

Testimonials

Joe Swail a current tour professional who attended the course in September said “Had a great few days doing the WPBSA World Snooker Coaching Course I met a lot of new faces and learned so much more. The experience, the professional set-up and the support of the World Snooker team will help me massively in promoting this excellent game and taking it forward.”

SwailDavisKevin Uzzell: “I’m currently living in Thailand and flew back just to attend the WPBSA Level 2 coaching course.

The long journey back was so worth it, the course was extremely well put together and the staff and everybody on the team running the course were so professional, it was a great experience and was very rewarding.

I would recommend anybody with an interest in snooker and teaching to seriously consider coming on board and growing this sport as a recognised coach.”

To download an application form, please visit www.wpbsa.com where you can find full course programmes and joining details.