Welcome to Halifax’s new junior snooker academy.
Halifax Snooker Club is proud to announce the launch of its Junior Academy! Designed for young snooker enthusiasts aged 16 and under, the academy offers a unique opportunity to learn and improve your skills in a fun and supportive environment. All junior participants must be members of the club. Membership is still only £6 for a full year, and each weekly session is only £5 per person.
Every Thursday, from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, the Halifax Snooker Club Junior Academy will be open for sessions. During these sessions, children will have the chance to work with Lionel, our fully qualified and DBS checked coach, who will guide them through the basics of snooker. Lionel’s passion for the game, combined with his expertise and experience, makes him the perfect person to help children develop their skills and reach their full potential.
The sessions will cover the following fundamental techniques of snooker:
- Cueing: The correct technique for holding and striking the cue ball. Lionel will help the young players to develop a smooth and accurate stroke, ensuring that they are able to control the cue ball with precision.
- Aiming: The art of lining up shots and determining the desired path of the cue ball. Lionel will guide the players through the various aiming systems and help them to develop a solid understanding of shot direction and distance control.
- Potting: The process of sinking the balls into the pockets. Lionel will cover the different types of potting shots, including straightforward pots, cut shots, and combinations, and help the players to develop their potting accuracy.
- Safety play: The strategy of avoiding leaving your opponent with an easy shot. Lionel will introduce the young players to the concept of safety play and help them to understand when and how to play safe shots effectively.
For more information regarding junior snooker, please check out the following link for the WPBSA, https://wpbsa.com/participation/junior-snooker/
Each session will be tailored to the individual needs of the players, ensuring that everyone is able to progress at their own pace.
Lionel will also use fun and engaging drills and exercises to help the players develop their skills, and will provide constructive feedback to help them understand what they need to work on. With a focus on helping the young players to develop their love for the sport, the Halifax Snooker Club Junior Academy is the perfect place for under 16’s to learn and improve their game.
In addition to the weekly sessions, the Halifax Snooker Club Junior Academy will also hold occasional competitions. These will provide a fun and friendly environment for the young players to showcase their skills and compete against their peers. The competitions will be a great opportunity to meet new friends and develop a love for the sport.
The Halifax Snooker Club Junior Academy is more than just a place to play snooker, it is a community of young people who share a passion for the sport. The academy provides a safe and welcoming environment where children can learn, grow, and develop their skills and confidence. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have been playing for a while, the Junior Academy is open to all under 16’s and provides a fantastic opportunity to improve your game.
So why not come along and join us at the Halifax Snooker Club Junior Academy? Our sessions are held every Thursday from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, and are led by our fully qualified and DBS checked coach, Lionel. You’ll learn the basics of snooker, make new friends, and have fun in the process. We look forward to seeing you there!