Like any other sport, them mental part of the game is what sets apart the good from the great. As you step into the advanced levels you will need to strengthen your mental resolve to have an advantage over your (also) advanced opponent. This section contains articles that pertain to understanding and improving your mental conditioning as it relates to pool and billiards.
The following authors/instructors below offer many different articles pertaining to improving your mental game.
· Looking at Fear
· The Art of the Choke
· Achieving Dead Stroke
· Preparing for Competition
· Offensive Vs Defensive Mental Skills
· Building Confidence
Blackjack David Sapolis played professional pool for 20 years in The United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has authored several books relating to the game of pocket billiards,including:
- Stroke of Genius
- The Growling Point
- Building the Perfect Game
- Lessons in 9 Ball
- Chasing the Dream
Blackjack is available for private / group instruction and seminars, where he brings his unique and effective instructional style to players of all skill levels. Blackjack has trained professionals, league players, Juniors, Men & Women of all ages. Contact Blackjack and take your game to the level it belongs!
Mental Game articles from Blackjack...
· Consistency - Part 2
· Consistency - Part 3
· Ten Steps to take you to the Next Level
· Steps taken by a self possessed man
· Let Go of Your Dream
The Monk Billiard Academy (www.monkbilliardacademy.net), founded in 1991 by Tim Miller, (The Monk) is dedicated to making you the best pool player you can become. Tim's unique philosophy on the inner game of pool has helped countless players realize the player within.
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· Preparation of the Mind
David Baranski is a BCA instructor and an experienced player from Raleigh, North Carolina.
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· Goal Setting and Pool
· Your Personal Stats
· Self Talk - Are You Talking to YOU?
Bryan W. Mitchell has over 30 years of pool playing experience and a highly ranked APA player, team coach and captain.
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· The Art of Concentration
Joe D'Aguanno is another experienced player and a long time pool instructor.
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· Thinking Your Way to a Win
Mark Finkelstein is a professional pool player, a BCA Master instructor, an American Cue Sports (ACS) level 4 instructor, and house pro at Slate Plus in New York.
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