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American Pool drills
American Pool drills
A range of drills and exercises for pool players of all levels. Check for new practice ideas to take your game to the next level!
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Archivo de Ejercicios Billar Pool — The Billartist

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Archive of drills from Spanish pool blog The Billartist. Text is in Spanish but diagrams are mostly easy to understand.
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San Francisco Billiard Academy progressive practice drills

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Progressive practice drills with illustrations and text explanations. Prologue by Bob Jewett.

 

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Goal - Improve cue ball control and basic aiming with structured drills.

 

Technique - Shoot a shot that needs a specific skill, and if successful, make the next shot harder, but if not successful, make the next shot easier. After ten or so shots, note your skill level.

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Pool Lessons with Ralph Eckert

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Pool-Billiards Practice with Ralph Eckert and Pool-Stage
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Playlist of 11 instructional videos with Ralph Eckert. Some videos are in German.

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BrandonBilliardGuy - YouTube

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I'm Brandon Gramse, the owner of Select Billiards.com I shoot a weekly video blog that covers pool playing tips, tricks and techniques. I also post video rev...
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Youtube channel with instructional videos, broken down into playlists such as 'All about jump shots', 'how to break', 'Master your English in pool" etc. Also features equipment reviews.

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14.1 - David Sapolis

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Youtube playlist by former professional pool player David Sapolis. Videos all focused on straight pool (14.1)

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Angle of Reflection blog

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Drills are the corner stone of your training program.  The drills you practice should be determined by the part of your game that needs the most work.  I can't say it enough:  solid fundamentals ar...
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CSI Instructional Series

eIntroduction To learn more from Tom "Dr.Cue" Rossman please visit his website at http://www.drcuepromotions.com/ For more information about CueSports Interna...

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A playlist of 36 YouTube videos with Tom Rossman AKA Dr Cue for Cue Sports International. Takes in fundamentals, essential mechanics, advanced techniques, mental tips, kicking & banking and trick shots. Well worth watching!

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Rail Shot Exercise explained - Thorsten Hohmann

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Here are a few words of wisdom explaining the Rail Shot Exercise I posted last Sunday. You might have to watch that video again for it to make sense. I hope you will enjoy it! :-)

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Thorstan Hohmann Draw shot exercise

A little draw shot exercise. Most of the shots missed by pro's are long shots, sending the object ball down a rail. This is a medium-difficult exercise. You ...
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Pool billiard drills

Put balls 1-1,5 cm from the cushion. You have to pot one ball at time and in order. 1-3 left top pocket, 4-6 right bottom, 7-9 right top, 10-12 left bottom. ...
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A playlist of drills by YouTube user genipool14:

 

1) Zigzag shots

2) Banks

3) Two lines

4) Line in order

5) Inside spin

6) Rail shots

7) Inside spin 2

8) Appleton line

 

Also a great Youtube channel for other pool video content. 

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Practice & Improvement - Easy Pool Tutor

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There is no substitute for quality practice. The only way to improve is to spend time executing what you have learned in practice. Master the techniques in practice so you can be ready when you need it in actual match play.
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Billiards Digest - Pool's Top Source for News, Views, Tips & More

Billiards Digest - Pool's Top Source for News, Views, Tips & More | American Pool drills | Scoop.it

Billiards Digest 8-page instructional special on pattern play from May 2009 featuring expert tips from Thorstan Hohmann and pointers from other top US coaches such as Mark Wilson, Larry Schwartz and George Fels.

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9-ball, 8-ball and straight pool all covered - very interesting read!

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Checkbilliard app

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Checkbilliard represents a quantum leap in billiard training methodology, and as of February, 2014, will be officially available as a smartphone / tablet app. It’s a tool, or actually, a “virtual billiards coach” which allows you to precisely determine your current strengths and weaknesses – and matches specific, personally generated exercises and practice routines so you can improve where you need it most.Usefu

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Useful app with some free content (more advanced drills available to subscribers only).
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Alex Lely safety exercise

you score when you position cueball behind two balls using minimum of two rails. the players positions the two blocking balls. the objectball can not end wit...
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2-rail safety drill from Dutch national coach, former Mosconi Cup captain and highly decorated player Alex Lely! Video shows Lely executing the drill.

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PoolDawg Academy - Free Billiards Instruction Articles from Top Pros and Instructors

PoolDawg Academy - Free Billiards Instruction Articles from Top Pros and Instructors | American Pool drills | Scoop.it
Looking to improve your pool and billiards game? PoolDawg has hundreds of free articles from top touring pros and master billiards instructors. New training articles added every week!
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From the website: "The PoolDawg Academy brings together some of the world's best pool players and billiards instructors to give you hundreds of training articles and videos absolutely free.  Master level billiards instructors like Tom Simpson and Samm Diep cover the basics and fundamentals while WPBA pros Jennifer Barretta, Liz Ford and Emily Duddy talk about the mental game, tournament preparation and much more."

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Safety plays in rotation games

A layout of some basic safety shots to practice.

 

by Chris Tate

Palmercollector.com

 

Usually safes are played when defense is the most reasonable option. The idea of safety play is to prevent an immediate loss and potentially set up a winning opportunity. Safety play requires practice, thought and patience. Think of the outcome and about exactly what you are leaving your opponent.

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pool billiards

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World wide pool billiards community provides you with everything you need to know about pool billiards. Come and join us!
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Excellent international pool blog, with drills illustrated by precise diagrams, descriptions and video demonstrations. Also see Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/poolbilliardsco

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Road Hustler blog

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These are diagrams of drills I make on my phone while waiting for other things to happen. They each serve a special purpose and are used to help me identify and address weakness in my pre-shot...
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Mastering Pool by Mika Immonen

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Here you can find all Mika Immonen's Mastering Pool lessons
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YouTube channel featuring content from the Mastering Pool DVD, in three sections (beginner, intermediate, advanced). For more information on the content, see http://www.runoutmedia.com/masteringpool.html ;

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fast&loose designs Challenge racks

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d!Bold. Billiards. Design. fast&loose designs is the number one design site for all your billiards advertising, apparel, and design needs.

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Some seriously tough challenge drills...not for the faint-hearted!

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Rail Shot Exercise, Thorsten Hohmann's point of view

Rail Shot Exercise, Thorsten Hohmann's point of view | American Pool drills | Scoop.it
Trying something new...sharing my point of view! :-)
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Billiards Digest - Deconstructing the Jump Shot

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Love it or hate it, the jump shot is a critical part of the contemporary game. For our instructional special on getting your cue ball into the air, BD House Pro Tony Robles steps in front of the camera to show you how it’s done.

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Billiards Digest — Pool Instruction and Playing Tips

Billiards Digest — Pool Instruction and Playing Tips | American Pool drills | Scoop.it
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- Articles from house pro Tony Robles

- Drills

- Plan of attack

- Play great safeties

- Stroke tuneup

- Smash the rack

- 20 tips for intermediate players

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Instructional articles from reputed US pool publication Billiards Digest

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Pro Pool Academy

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Free Articles & Videos
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Some free content from Max Eberle's Pro Pool Academy website, including articles, drills and videos. This is only a selection, if you want to access all content on the website you will need to subscribe!

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