What is confidence? How can I get confidence?

This is not something that you just possess but rather something that is acquired from experience and cannot be artificially manufactured or conjured up just because you think you need to possess some. Confidence is developed from experience with both success and failures along with serious analysis as to what created each. Then this complete … Read moreWhat is confidence? How can I get confidence?

Why should we make sure our pool stroke contains a proper follow-through on contact with the cue ball?

When beginning my pool skills I never understood the exact science of what happens when the cue tip strikes the cue ball. It always seemed that once the tip touched the cue ball that sent the ball on it’s way, never knowing whether the stroke contained a follow-through or stopped at the moment of impact. … Read moreWhy should we make sure our pool stroke contains a proper follow-through on contact with the cue ball?

Do not fear missing a ball…be afraid to use poor quality strokes

Mentally this is quite a challenge. The challenge comes from being surrounded by people who are only able to judge results of the object ball finding the pocket or not. The pronouncement of good or bad based on the immediate result of a shot attempt is well intentioned but misguided. This then causes us to … Read moreDo not fear missing a ball…be afraid to use poor quality strokes

Timing and Rhythm For Precision Striking

If you want to learn the attention to detail required for pool excellence here you go. The reveal of high performance pool lies with what you see in the video Above.

1.) Great visual care while standing and then the quiet set up without cue movement.

2.) Aim confirmation without any cueing movement.

3.) The tip stops at the cue ball for a final visual aim/alignment check.

4.) Upon the conclusion of the final pause and visual aim with the cue tip at the cueball the time code reads 15.47 seconds as the backswing begins.

5.) Fluid transition into the fore swing and the time code reads 17.17 seconds at impact with the cue ball.

6.) After impact the cue tip finishes straight and the body is still.

The timing and requisite rhythm for precision striking of the cue ball is encapsulated in the written analysis provided above and in the video. Getting that specific amount of time from initiating the final backswing through the tip impact is such a critical element of excellence. Research has discovered that less experienced and skilled players use between .4-.8 seconds from beginning the final backswing until the cue tip impacts the cue ball, professional players use 1.2-1.8 seconds for the same movement.

Training yourself to accomplish this improved stroke delivery tempo can be accomplished by strictly applying yourself to smoothly verbalizing “Ladies and Gentlemen” as the backswing begins until the tip strikes the cueball.

Pay strict attention to these details and reap the reward.