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    World Snooker Academy announces dates for Junior Schools in Sheffield

    The Junior Summer Schools at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield offer a unique experience for young aspiring snooker players of all standards.


    27th -31st July
    3rd-7th August
    10th-14th August
    17th-21st August

    The World Snooker Academy is the sport’s centre of excellence and practice base of leading players including Peter Ebdon and Ding Junhui.

    From technical coaching on the table to nutritional advice and a psychological insight off it, the 5 day long Junior courses covers every aspect of Snooker.

    Players receive daily coaching from a top World Snooker accredited coach to aid their improvement in their technical ability and match play. The coaching involves group coaching with all the students as well as individual coaching to offer more personal advice to every player.

    Students are given a talk on nutrition by a qualified personal trainer to teach the importance of healthy eating and the correct foods to help a snooker player achieve their maximum potential. A psychologist from Sheffield Hallam University will engage the students in an interactive lesson to demonstrate the correct ways to approach the game and the psychological techniques used by the top professionals in the game.

    There is a tournament held at the end of the week to give the students the opportunity to apply new techniques they have learned over the week. The tournament is handicapped by the coach to give all standards a fair chance with a prize going to the winner.

    All students receive a certificate for completing the course.

    Nutritious meals are provided within the building. Breakfast starts before practise at 9.30am with lunch following the first session at 1pm. Dinner is provided at 6pm after the final practise session before returning to the accommodation around 7-8pm

    Students are housed within a mile from the Academy with daily transport to and from the Academy provided. Alternatively students who do not require accommodation can arrive at the Academy daily.

    They are open to players of all standards aged 17 and under.

    Places are strictly limited to 12 students per course. The cost of this unique experience is £500 per student per week with accommodation, £400 per student per week without accommodation. Transport can be arranged to and from airports for travelling students for a small additional fee.

    The course includes:


    Professional coaching of the highest standard

    Practice routines which will alow students to continually improve their snooker even after the school has finished

    Nutritional and psychology advice

    An end-of-course tournament with prizes and a certificate of attendance.

    A healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Daily transport to and from the Academy can be provided for boarding students

    Directions (Head for EIS – Sheffield)

    By Car from M1
    Leave the motorway at junction 34 (Sheffield Meadowhall). At the roundabout follow signs ‘A6178 City Centre’ and ‘Attercliffe’.

    Go past Meadowhall Shopping Centre on your right and continue straight ahead.  Follow signs for ‘Attercliffe’ and ‘Don Valley Stadium / Hallam FM Arena’.

    Go past the Arena on your left and continue on Attercliffe Road.  EIS-Sheffield is on the left (between iceSheffield and Don Valley Stadium) on Coleridge Road.
    By Car from City Centre
    Travel through the Wicker and along Attercliffe Common towards Meadowhall.  EIS-Sheffield is approximately 2 miles from the city centre on the right (after Don Valley Stadium).

    For more information call Keith or Garry on 0114 2434477
    or e-mail: academyofsnooker@aol.com