Passionate, enthusiastic and determined, are some of the words that Andy can describe himself about the sport of snooker.
Andy plays snooker regualarly at an amateur level whether thats at a local league level or at one of many English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards
(EPSB) events, which are held throughout the snooker season. His best performance being an area finalist for the Rothmans UK Snooker Championship.... many moons ago!!
Andy qualified as a EASB (English Association for Snooker and Billiards) coach in 1998 for a period of six years. Within that time he coached groups and individuals from different venues and of all ages. This was his "grounding" in snooker coaching so to speak, which gained him vast experience and knowledge in ALL aspects of coaching.
There was a brief pause in his snooker coaching progression due to family and work commitments. But now, he's back!
Andy has just passed his:
exam and portfolio.
Qualifying as a Level 2 WPBSA Snooker Coach as giving me the tools of how to safely plan, deliver, review, and improve the performance of both novice and intermediate snooker players.
Im based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire but originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire, which means, you get an authenticated Yorkshire welcome and friendly coaching session!
*I'll be coaching "one to ones" and "group sessions" @ the following venues:
SNOOKER COACHING VENUES:
AS WITH ALL SNOOKER VENUES YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN ANY OF THE ABOVE FOR GREAT MEMBERSHIP DEALS AND IN SOME VENUES TABLE/FOOD AND DRINK DISCOUNTS!
One thing to add, which may help some of you. Andy has worked in the Media Broadcasting industry for the last 30 years and has vast experience within the field of "LIVE" broadcasting and once had a stint (9 months) at presenting as a children's presenter in South Africa.
So, if your a professional and suffer from the lime light or just an amateur player, I can help with your pressures that go with playing snooker.
ARE YOU THE NEXT RONNIE or REANNE EVANS?
Please don't hesitate to contact me for future coaching.
ABC SNOOKER CLUB LETCHWORTH
ABC Snooker Club, Letchworth Garden City
24 Leys Ave, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EW
An established Junior coaching sessions all under 17's are welcome. £5 a session on a Saturday afternoon
Please check their Facebook page
FRANK'S POOL &
Frank's Pool and Snooker Club, Hatfield.
74-78 Hatfield Town Centre Hatfield AL10 0JW
Franks has just had a refurbishment and looks fantastic.
Please check their website for great membership deals
STOTFOLD CON CLUB
Stotfold Conservative Club
93 Regent Street
Occasionally, Andy coaches here
ONE TO ONE COACHING
Individual or one to one coaching is the most effective way to give and receive technical coaching in snooker.
Andy's attention to detail and enthusiastic approach to the techniques and aspects of the game will leave you wanting to learn more.
Group coaching is slightly different, although you will still get Andy's attention to detail but he will throw in some FUN elements too. Making sure that your focus is undivided.
If you prefer a snooker coaching "Taster Session", then we can focus more on the FUN element of snooker coaching and tailor the session to your requirements and needs.
This is a combined Assessment/Snooker Session of 1hour.
Being a WPBSA snooker coach, Andy is committed to creating opportunities for children and young adults to pick up a cue and play snooker.
Junior coaching is available for chilldren between the ages of 7-17
Andy offers a variety of snooker coaching services to help you move forward in your individual snooker journey. He will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses within your game and take you to the next level!
Whether you are just a beginner or a frustrated amatuer Andy is here to help YOU.
Each coaching session will be tailored to the individual needs, requirements and capabilities.
Snooker Coaching Services including Tips, Technique, Form, Technical Advice, Snooker Training, Snooker Mental Game.
See below for more of an in-depth approach to some of fundamentals and techniques of snooker:
ANDY'S THREE PILLARS OF SNOOKER COACHING
PREPARE, PERFORM AND PROGRESS
What will you learn?
Rules and Etiquette of the game
WPBSA Red - Black coaching scheme
And much, much more!!!
TECHNIQUES THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAME
Price and Session details
1hr Sessions are per individual @ £30 or £45 per group (2 people)
Table light costs at all snooker venues will occur albeit at some at a discounted rate.
Initial Assessment - 40/45 mins - @£15
This assessment fundamental to assess the ability and standard of the student
The first session always involves an assessment of about 40/45 mins just to see what ability the client is at with his or her snooker journey. Then it’s either a full 1hr session straight afterwards or this could be booked for the following week.
Full Session - 1hr - @£30
All sessions are split in to 3x 20mins mini sessions:
1st 20mins - Work on SMART objectives from previous assessment/ session
This also involve *Video Analysis so you can spot any anomalies/faults picked up!
*If you want to keep a video analysis of your session just ask prior to the lesson as this would be at an extra cost!
2nd 20mins - Fun and Practical/WPBSA approved Grading Red-Black Certificates. If time doesn’t allow for completing each grade then this rolls over to the next session.
3rd 20mins - Practise routines
Practice routines and working together for the next objectives for the next session.
Taster Session - @£25
Similar to the above (still 1hr) but a combined Initial Assessment/Session - not as in depth but you still get a taste of the basics!
Websites and Links
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Just a quick message to say thanks for the snooker lessons. In the lessons me and Gav have had we both feel we have improved in different areas of our games and now understand the finer points of more technical aspects such as screw, stun, and side which were previously a bit of a mystery.
We also really liked your relaxed, friendly teaching style and we feel we could make really good use of your expertise. I would definitely recommend your coaching school to anyone looking to improve their game in any aspect and hope to get more lessons next year to up my game again.
David Mitchell / Gaving Bunker - Hertfordshire
I started playing snooker again after several years away from the table, but was not able to play to my previous standard. So I got in touch with Andy to see if he could help. The first coaching session with him, involving video recording and play back, identified a number of problems with my cueing technique and introduced corrective measures to rectify this.
The second session aimed at adopting my improved technique through practice and potting exercises. I feel a more confident now about my game and look forward to enjoying snooker again.
Andrew - Stevenage
I have recently got back in to snooker and previously I could NOT pot a ball!!! I decided I would get some professional help. I contacted Andy to arrange some coaching lessons. The venue was at Stotfold Conservative Club, Hertfordshire which is a great venue.
Andy is a gentleman and very knowledgeble about the game. He's very easy to talk to and I'm sure if I was left to do this by myself A) It would have took many hours and B) A lot of money and frustration would of been spent.
Great value for money and I can;t wait until I get to play again. Thanks alot mate it was a great lesson. Looking forward to another session soon.
Luke Goodman - Herfordshire