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    Default What do you expect from an coach?

    As the title says,

    What are your expectations from a snooker coach ?
    At which ascertain point consider you someone as an good coach?
    Are you always agree with your coach and most importantly do you believe that your coach should consider your disagreement (if you have any) as understandable ?

    Do you consider coaching , as an necessary (or important) step in the way of your improvement ?

    In case anyone interested ,

    Feel free to share your point of view as well as your experiences.
    Snooker coaches are also welcome to share their opinion here .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramon View Post
    As the title says,

    What are your expectations from a snooker coach ?

    To provide me with simple instructions that I can see will help improve my game.

    At which ascertain point consider you someone as an good coach?

    When I have transferred their advice into my table time and can see improvements in my game that reflects the coaches advice.

    Are you always agree with your coach and most importantly do you believe that your coach should consider your disagreement (if you have any) as understandable ?

    Coaching is a non judgmental conversation between a coach and a student for the benefit of the student to improve their performance. You are only having a conversation if you have input that is considered!

    Do you consider coaching , as an necessary (or important) step in the way of your improvement ?

    There are many roads Rome as they say, not everyone who is great has required coaching but I would respectfully suggest that all modern day great players have received great coaching and instructions from many sources. Personally I feel that if I had received coaching in my first out of snooker some 30 years ago I would have learnt some obvious things when learning the game that would have created some great foundations to build from. I'm sure ROS is considered by most to be the greatest NATURAL talent to have graced the green baize. For a natural talent he sure has had a fair amount of constructive advice and coaching as you would expect..........all in my opinion of course!

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    My answers in blue above.

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    Going the other a way: a bad one would have only one way of approaching the table, standing, holding the cue, position of bridge etc.

    So if they just want to teach how they play, or what they have read in a book then they wouldn't enjoy their hour or so with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramon View Post
    As the title says,

    What are your expectations from a snooker coach ?

    to be knowledgeable , and can relay instructions in a simple understandable manner

    At which ascertain point consider you someone as an good coach?

    One who's methods help me improve

    Are you always agree with your coach and most importantly do you believe that your coach should consider your disagreement (if you have any) as understandable ?

    we sometimes have certain ideas or feelings of where we think we are going wrong, there is no harm in having a debate about how best to solve these issues. a good coach is a good listener too

    Do you consider coaching , as an necessary (or important) step in the way of your improvement ?

    not absolutely necessary, however constructive feedback has never harmed anyone

    In case anyone interested ,

    Feel free to share your point of view as well as your experiences.
    Snooker coaches are also welcome to share their opinion here .

    i have had good coaching and bad coaching. some are just stuck in their ways however others are more dynamic and can model their coaching to suit the students level and personailty
    answers above

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    +2,

    I think a coach is especially good for a player that is just starting out before those bad habits creep in.

    When I first started the good players would not tell you a thing on how to improve. It was like ""I didn't get any tips so you aren't either""...
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    To drop me off safely and quickly at my hotel so I can get my all inclusive drinks band quicker and get to the bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramon View Post
    As the title says,

    What are your expectations from a snooker coach ?

    To observe then pinpoint faults/diagnose a way to improve with practice.

    At which ascertain point consider you someone as an good coach?

    Someone who understands the problem - and does not over complicate it. Someone who has been there and done it and has made a ton or three. Certain coaches are better in certain areas - metal approach - technical stuff and maybe some have played at pro level.

    Are you always agree with your coach and most importantly do you believe that your coach should consider your disagreement (if you have any) as understandable ?

    Yes - any coach that says that it is this way - and that is the only way it is should in my opinion not be coaching - every player is different in both how they play and how they understand and learn/ However that said some people are unteachable too.

    Do you consider coaching , as an necessary (or important) step in the way of your improvement ?

    No - I have got to a point I'm happy at and can self diagnose now. Maybe I would go for an MOT if the wheels completely fall off though

    In case anyone interested ,

    Feel free to share your point of view as well as your experiences.
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    thought I'd better do the proper one too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrom View Post
    To drop me off safely and quickly at my hotel so I can get my all inclusive drinks band quicker and get to the bar
    As off the wall as usual but it did make me chuckle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by throtts View Post
    +2,

    I think a coach is especially good for a player that is just starting out before those bad habits creep in.

    When I first started the good players would not tell you a thing on how to improve. It was like ""I didn't get any tips so you aren't either""...
    Agree , would be more useful to a beginner .
    I also do believe that a coach should be honest toward player and give him no false hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramon View Post
    I also do believe that a coach should be honest toward player and give him no false hope.
    It's a fine line isn't it.

    Obviously a coach should be a motivator to encourage the player to commit to improvement. Between that and promising the player that they will be a World Champion is the balance you've gotta be careful of.

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