Last week the EBSA assistant Head of Coaching Bratislav Krastev was in Sofia, Bulgaria to train four coaches on behalf of the European Billiards & Snooker Association in becoming Official EBSA Snooker Coaches.
This EBSA Coaching Course is only open to recognised coaches who are approved by their own National Governing Body and the Bulgarian Snooker Federation had nominated Nikoleta Nikolova, Ivan Kupov, Krasimir Kameshev and Julian Petrov attended this four day course.
The EBSA Snooker Coaching syllabus includes a practical exam as well as verbal and written exams covering all the techniques and skills of coaching the game of snooker. This four day Coaching course in Sofia covered all aspects of the game from Planning Sessions, Designing Routines, Role of a Coach, Sports Psychology, Rules of the Game, Practice Exercises, Getting out of and laying Snookers, Written Records, Safety Play, Shot Selection, Oral Assessment, Preparation for Match- Play, Physical and Mental Etiquette and on the final day they completed the EBSA coaching written exam.
A new official Bulgarian training program has been developed to help the new coaches train and guide the players and the four coaches will now begin their probation period where they will complete all the necessary assignments in Bulgaria to graduate in becoming a fully accredited EBSA Coaches.
Bratislav said ” It is a big honor to train coaches and he was very impressed with the performance of the coaches. They are very skillful with the game and have a lot of experience. He hopes the programs they have developed during the course will do more to produce champions in the future in Bulgaria and he said it was a pleasure doing the course. He wished the four new coaches the best of luck with their coaching. Bratislav also thanked the Bulgarian Snooker Federation for inviting him to do the course and he believes the coaching is in good hands and the future looks good for Bulgarian Snooker.
If you would like to become an Official EBSA Coach you need to contact your own National Governing Body in writing and request them to officially contact Maxime Cassis in the EBSA nominating you to do the course. Full details are on www.ebsa.tv web site.