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kcpman
06-24-2007, 05:25 PM
I was wondering if there was a web site that listed certified pool teachers. Or some other way of finding insruction. I live in a small town 30 minutes south of Indianapolis, Indiana. I really want to improve, and I think a teacher would help. Any help would be appreciated.

DeadCrab
06-24-2007, 06:11 PM
The BCA has a list:
http://www.bca-pool.com/play/instruction/BCA_Instructors_Active.htm

Also, there are various "pool schools" you could travel to for a weekend course.

scaramouche
06-24-2007, 06:14 PM
Try these pages
http://www.bca-pool.com/play/instruction/BCA_Instructors_Active.htm

http://www.bca-pool.com/play/instruction/BCA_Instructors_Reserve.htm

From this site
http://www.bca-pool.com/play/

Rich R.
06-25-2007, 07:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote DeadCrab:</font><hr>
Also, there are various "pool schools" you could travel to for a weekend course. <hr /></blockquote>
The best pool school is Cue-Tech. You can go to them, but they also go on the road and do some schools. You can check to see if one is near you.
http://www.poolschool.com/

You can also check out Scott Lee, who is a top notch instructor. He travels all over the country giving lessons and may be able to come to you.
http://www.poolknowledge.com/

Both Randy Gottlicher, who owns Cue-Tech, and Scott Lee are members of this forum. Maybe they will see this thread and jump in or send you a PM.

Puck
06-25-2007, 01:28 PM
Tom Simpson in Columbus Ohio is also very good. His school is another master academy. The website is http://www.poolclinics.com. The articles section of that website has many great tips that have been featured in some BD issues. Good luck with your instruction! :-)

dr_dave
06-25-2007, 02:31 PM
FYI, links to many pool schools and BCA instructors can be found here (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/links.html#Schools).

Regards,
Dave

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote kcpman:</font><hr> I was wondering if there was a web site that listed certified pool teachers. Or some other way of finding insruction. I live in a small town 30 minutes south of Indianapolis, Indiana. I really want to improve, and I think a teacher would help. Any help would be appreciated. <hr /></blockquote>

Scott Lee
06-26-2007, 05:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rich R.:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote DeadCrab:</font><hr>
Also, there are various "pool schools" you could travel to for a weekend course. <hr /></blockquote>
The best pool school is Cue-Tech. You can go to them, but they also go on the road and do some schools. You can check to see if one is near you.
http://www.poolschool.com/

You can also check out Scott Lee, who is a top notch instructor. He travels all over the country giving lessons and may be able to come to you.
http://www.poolknowledge.com/

Both Randy Gottlicher, who owns Cue-Tech, and Scott Lee are members of this forum. Maybe they will see this thread and jump in or send you a PM. <hr /></blockquote>

Rich...Thanks for mentioning us! Randy and I just finished a 3-day pool school, with Joe Tucker, out in Providence RI. We had a full school, including a couple of standbys. They took home a boatload of information, and are now ready to practice their "Mother Drills" and assimilate the information into their pool games.

I'm always in awe of how the Cue Tech Pool School's SPF program is so quickly integrated into our students' mindset. It's always rewarding to watch our students incorporate this process with their past experience, whether they've played for a year or 30 years. The gift of having an open mind is an essential element to learning! It was fun to have Joe Tucker working with us. He is a great instructor in his own right, and it was great to expose our students to the "Third Eye Stroke Trainer" and Joe's new laser aiming invention. He should become a valuable addition to the SPF family of instructors.

I have three other students in southern IN waiting for me to come down and work with them...which I am planning in about a month. I'd be happy to include the OP on this upcoming trip. He can private message me for more details.

Scott Lee

jjinfla
06-26-2007, 09:17 AM
I have enjoyed private instructions from Ray Martin, Buddy Hall, Mike Sigel, Burt Kinnester, Jerry Brieseth, Steve Campana, Phil Capelle, Nick Varner, to name a few.

They all were great and all had different approaches to the game.

One thing to keep in mind is that for every hour of instruction the student must be prepared to study for another three hours, at least. That is true when you attend the University, right Dr. Dave, and that is true when you study pool.

Yep all these great instructors write books and write articles in BD and other magazines.

All the student needs to do is find the material, read it, and then study.

Keep in mind that not everyone can attain greatness. But we all can improve and reach a level that satisfies each and every one of us. Knowing your limits is a must.

Jake

Cydpkt
06-26-2007, 02:26 PM
I like to increase my skill, but I'm afraid I won't attain the skill level that I know I can play to. There are glimpses from time to time, and they are getting more frequent. I like watching peoples hands shake when they have to play me but I want their whole cue to shake when it gets near me. (ha ha) I will get more serious when I have my own table and can practice, then I can look for some instruction. Good thread.

JimS
06-27-2007, 07:01 AM
Try Mark Wilson down by St Louis. Jeanette Lee and George Breedlove go there. Mark's web site is www.playgreatpool.com (http://www.playgreatpool.com)

That's just another suggestion. Scott will do you right, teach you a lot, and he'll come to you. That's a pretty good deal.

Scott Lee
06-28-2007, 10:01 PM
kcpman...Check your PM's!

Scott Lee