Lesson Plan #3: Learn the Three Basic Shots in Pool

Now that you have learned the fundamentals and the art of Aiming, you are now ready to learn the 3 basic shots in pocket billiards. The 3 basic shots will serve as your foundation for when you start to learn about playing position in the succeeding lesson plans. Understanding the 3 basic shots will give you the basic foundation for controlling the cue ball and will introduce you to the concept of position play in pocket billiards. As always, it is highly recommended that you do the exercises provided to execute the skill(s) you learn on a consistent basis.

Pre-Requisite:

Student must have completed:
Lesson Plan #1: Learn the fundamentals of Pocket Billiards
Lesson Plan #2: Learn How to Aim and pocket object balls

LESSON 3.1: The Stop Shot

  • Definition
  • Center ball hit on the Cue Ball
  • Practicing the Stop Shot
  • Video Demonstration
Start Lesson 3.1

LESSON 3.2: Stop Shot in Depth

  • Cue ball and Object Ball State on a Stop Shot
  • Video Demonstration
Start Lesson 3.2

LESSON 3.3: The Draw Shot

  • Definition
  • Below Center ball hit on the Cue Ball
  • Practicing the Draw Shot
  • Video Demonstration
Start Lesson 3.3

LESSON 3.4: Draw Shot in Depth

  • Cue ball and Object Ball State on a Draw Shot
  • Video Demonstration
Start Lesson 3.4

LESSON 3.5: The Follow Shot

  • Definition
  • Above Center ball hit on the Cue Ball
  • Practicing the Follow Shot
  • Video Demonstration
Start Lesson 3.5

LESSON 3.6: Follow Shot in Depth

  • Cue ball and Object Ball State on a Follow Shot
  • Video Demonstration
Start Lesson 3.6