Generally, the "volume" of verbosity and threat-level used by a person implementing this method is pretty much social class-dependent. For example, members of the upper class maintain more control over their temper in social situations, but can still manage a glowering intensity. Continue reading
Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition.
PURPOSE: Start with Ball-in-Hand.
Pocket the balls ALL IN THE SAME POCKET - using two patterns:
- from left side ball to right side ball, in sequence.
- from right side ball to left side ball, in reverse sequence
This is from the Side Pocket Runout, Set 2 (Intermediate) Test Group. Continue reading
Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition - and define Comfort Zone limitations.
PURPOSE: From the setup, shoot Cue Ball into Object Ball and roll the Object Ball into the target zone.
This is the Object Ball Speed Control (straight), long table (Intermediate ) Test Group . There is also an Advanced Test Group. Continue reading
This progressive exercise to improve your shooting skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.
This setup concentrates on precision cue ball control skills. The purpose is to send the OB to the cushion and return to hit the CB.
Suggestions: Start easy with follow (12:00, 1 tip up). Proceed from slowest possible speed up through Medium 2.
When 12:00 is controlled, use 6:00 (1 tip below center). Proceed with slowest speed through Medium 2 speed. The returning OB must chase down CB.
Each player is assigned a certain skill level. When individuals with different levels compete, the adjustments are made to their scoring requirements. A new player will start at an initial skill level. As matches are played, the skill level is adjusted as appropriate. Continue reading