THE Cuestars Coaching Programme is designed to take complete beginners up to about century-break standard.
It was devised by Cuestars director John Hunter many moons ago and covers all aspects of the game.
There are ten levels, each consisting of five exercises plus questions about snooker. A maximum of six points can be scored on each routine. So the maximum score on each level is 30. The pass mark is 20.
Three current Cuestars members have passed all ten levels. They are Championship Tour front runner Ryan Mears, Gold Tour rankings leader Bradley Cowdroy and Connor Benzey, who recently recorded his fifth century break in competition.
Results are published on the Cuestars website here: www.cuestars.co.uk/coaching-programme-results/. Certificates of achievement for Cuestars members will be available shortly.
Players can only be tested by a qualified coach or a section organiser, both of whom must have an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) certificate.
As examples, World Snooker community coach John Hunter is working through the programme with players at Salisbury Snooker Club and at The Crucible Sports & Social Club, Newbury. And World Snooker Level 2 coach Tim Dunkley is doing the same at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club and at Waterlooville Sports Bar.
John’s contact details are: E-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 07795 257727.
Tim’s contact details are: E-mail: [email protected] Home phone: 02380 562647. Mobile: 07986 376114.
Other Cuestars approved coaches can he found here: www.cuestars.co.uk/coaches/.
To see the coaching programme itself, click on Learning Zone on the home page.
Picture by Tim Dunkley
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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)