- The first rule of Pool Coach is: You do not talk about Pool Coach.
- The second rule of Pool Coach is: You do not talk about Pool Coach.
- The third rule of Fight Club, I mean Pool Coach is: that rules one and two are your choice!
Since I started mentoring players back in 2017 I quickly realised that the majority of my clients wanted their visits kept quiet. As a result, the operation had turned into an underground club.
Underground clubs in the early 1900’s were primarily formed by Italian American Gangsters as a vehicle to conduct their unregulated businesses by way of Prostitution, Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling. I can assure you all that none of these take place on my premises!
In the event that you’re disappointed with this revelation, I’m willing to offer you the opportunity to bring your own Alcoholic Beverage and I’ll bet you £5 that you can’t pull off my *challenge shot at the first attempt! 🍻🤑 Dress code isn’t strict either. So, if you wish to get into character by dressing like one of the Peaky Blinders – go ahead!
That just leaves Drugs and Prostitution of which I’m no expert. I do however, hear that the scenery in Amsterdam is breathtaking at this time of year. Consequently, if you do decide to visit Amsterdam, don’t go too crazy on the chocolate muffins, they’re not like the ones you get from Tesco.
Under the Radar
After that, let’s get back on track. The Underground Culture. People have their own individual reasons for wanting keep their anonymity.
It could be because:
- first of all they don’t want the stick (banter) from their teammates
- in addition to that they want to surprise opponents with their new and improved skills
- they don’t want to tell their wife or significant other
- a plethora of other reasons
From a personal point of view, I respect each and every one of my client’s wishes and I 100% guarantee confidentiality to all of my past, present and future customers. The main purpose of this post is to help make you feel more at ease about reaching out to improve your game if this is the barrier that is holding you back and stopping your progression.
For those of you that choose to follow the first and second rules of Pool Coach brings a dilemma for the players not working on their games. Those not increasing their awareness and skills will get caught up AND left behind… potentially without even knowing what happened!
“Did I get worse?” or “Did everyone else get better?”
I’ve seen the results of my work in action. Players that the “top” players take for granted are improving their techniques, gaining confidence and developing their mental strengths behind closed doors. These players are causing shocks and upsets!
These wins are only upsets to those without the awareness, not to those in the know. These victories may even surprise the players winning them at first, but before long they become accustomed to defeating these opponents until winning becomes a habit.
Which of YOUR opponents are improving their Pool?
“(Insert Name Here) seems to be playing much better and winning more games this year.”
You can’t control what others are doing so this isn’t a question you should be focussing on. All YOU can do is look after and be responsible for your own game – in the game of Pool and the game we all call Life. As mentioned previously Growth doesn’t come from being in your comfort zone. So if you’re still nervous or fearful – Break Your Boundaries, FEEL THE FEAR and DO IT ANYWAY!
Will you choose to join the Underground club?
*Disclaimer: I’ll reveal the challenge shot at the time to avoid you perfecting it beforehand. 🎱