Allan Sand con Billiards Skills Competition Training Program: Cue Sports Testing Curriculum and Competitive Challenge Shootouts (English Edition)
Most sports use statistics to evaluate skills. For example, basketball counts free throw attempts versus successes. In the pool and billiards cue sports, there is no clear system to statistically evaluate personal skills and abilities and those of other players. This book provides that objective evaluation system for pool and billiards players.
This is an objective evaluation system. Test groups include progressively difficult shots. A testing process determines your current skills. A log allows you to compare previous history to current abilities.
There are two levels of testing: Intermediate and Advanced.
Included are instructions for a Referee for group challenges among buddies or as a side challenge as players wait for matches to begin.
Players can challenge local shooters and any other player across the planet.
Scoring system can be for:
Skills Measurement - The test groups identify current playing skills with actual results. The testing process uses multiple attempts that remove the luck factor and reveal reality.
Self-Knowledge - Because the test groups strip away fuzzy personal assumptions, the player can make more intelligent table decisions.
Personal Training Program - Test groups with low scores identify what areas must be improved. A personalized skill development program can be developed, based on results.
Competitive Skills Comparison - players compare their individual skills. Competitions can occur in person or (with referees), internationally. This can be done within in a casual competition or formal tournament environment.
If you prefer a PDF version of the book (with logbooks to record tests) - check out the Billiards Gods blog.