Learn to play better billiards – Lesson 6 – Mental Game
We all want to learn to play better billiards, don’t we? Jester’s Billiards is proud to share this wonderful video series on how to play better billiards, starring Master Instructor Anthony Beeler!
Lesson 6: Mental Game
In Lesson 5, we learned about all the elements of a good pool stroke.
In Lesson 6, Mr. Anthony Beeler will teach us about the Mental Game…
and the meaning of P.A.S.S.
In previous episodes, you learned about the physical aspects of taking a pool shot: you learned about stance, bridge hand placement, gripping the cue, and the types of bridges to use. In this episode, Anthony discusses your mental game. Specifically, he covers what should be running through your mind when you look at a shot.
“Today I want to talk to you about mental game and some of the decisions that you’ll be making when you’re playing a game of pool. To help you make those decisions, it’s often helpful to remember the acronym P.A.S.S.. Never pass up a good shot. The first element is look for potential problems. The second element is whenever you come to a shot, look at the angle of that shot. Then determine what speed you’re going to strike the shot with and what spin you’re gonna use. Once you make all those decisions, then all you have to do is go to the table and execute the shot. Let’s go to the table and see what the decision-making process looks like.”
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Here is some background information about Anthony Beeler, from pooldawg.com:
“Anthony Beeler is an instructional columnist for Pool and Billiard Magazine and On the Break News. He is the owner and founder of Virtual Billiard Academy and the Angles as a Second Language Course. He is a player representative for McDermott Custom Cues and is a four time Kentucky State 9-Ball Champion. In addition, he also won the 2013 BCAPL National 9-Ball Championship and has a total of six top 25 national finishes to his credit.”
“[Anthony] is a certified instructor for the American CueSports Association (ACS) and is the primary author of the ACS National Billiard Instructor’s Manual. Recently, he released a new book entitled, “Unstoppable! Positive Thinking for Pool Players.”
Thanks to writer Andrew Bullis, and Anthony Beeler, for this excellent series.
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