1) What will I gain coming to CueSport College?
In this time, we have discovered numerous tools of right knowledge or 'pool secrets' not to be found anywhere else. These 'pool secrets' of great invaluable benefit to you are not found in any pool book, article or video ever produced. Give yourself a test on how well you know pool or yourself. Ask yourself, do I have the proper foundation into all the basic fundamentals, which is needed to understand how to progressively increase my skill ability. Do I have a true and valid 'cornerstone base' that precedes and underlie all understanding in basic fundamentals of stance, alignment, aiming, stroke, etc... The answer to this one 'secret' has led all sincere seekers to become better. Anyone with a thirst for understanding who comes to or visits CueSport College will receive gainful fulfillment in becoming better. This is a God-given guarantee!
2) Why have a few pool instructors despised the term 'pool secrets'?
Recently, a small select group of instructors claiming to know 'everything' about pool wrote an article in a pool and billiard magazine about finding professional pool instructors or coaches. They have claimed there is no such thing as 'pool secrets'. Our absolute answer to this is: just because 'they' do not know any, does not mean there are none. One should not 'judge by appearances'. Pool appears to be so simple 'to know'; but in reality, it is definitely an omni-faceted sport. This is what makes pool so attractive, fascinating and great! Also, no one will ever 'know it all' in pool.
3) Upon coming to CueSport College, will my skill level be determined and how is this accomplished?
CueSport College views all skill levels in pool or life to being in each individuals ‘OWN’ observed awareness and openness at that moment. If any instructor or even ourselves, should “judge by appearance” to evaluate, analyze or criticize ourselves… then all kinds of invalid ideas will definitely occur, consciously or sub-consciously. We then become cut off from what everyone really needs… which is truth and understanding within our individual selves. Also, many specifically designed drills found only at CueSport College are used to reveal to each student’s own understanding, their strengths and weaknesses. When a student can see this with their own eyes on video/mirrors and hearing the meaning of each part being clarified, they see and feel becoming better immediately… with all the comfort and confidence of the planned curriculum and practice to follow.
4) How long has CueSport College been teaching the art, Joy and discipline of pool and billiards?
For over 50 years; and everyone has improved greatly by understanding and skill. How much is it worth to you to know… how to play… better and better… in one lifetime! ‘A pearl of great price’, to a pool player.
5) Do you offer individual (1 on 1) instruction?
Definitely Yes! We provide the best professional one on one individual billiard training with anyone coming to CueSport College. Those individuals requesting group instruction will receive discounted group rates.
6) Will you try to change my entire game?
Our method of teaching begins with a valid 'cornerstone base' into all the basic fundamentals of pool. You are assured in new awareness of a solid and proper foundation that is fundamentally correct. All efforts thereafter will be targeted on specific areas for skill improvement and performance.
7) How much improvement can I expect after attending CueSport College?
All players will see significant improvement immediately. Most pool league players will improve one or more handicap level(s) within 3 months... Improvement depends on how committed you are. Semi-professional and professional players have all improved greatly from our help and guidance. We also grant special provisions for an pool instructor of your choice to come to you.
8) What types of course packages do you offer and how much do they cost?
We offer Deluxe, Standard and Economy packages. The Deluxe package is for private 1 on1 instruction and the others are if you are attending with a group. More detailed information can be found here... CueSport Registration Information
9) Do you accept all levels?
Yes. We have students from complete beginners to professional players from all over the world.
10) How do I know which skill level or course that I am supposed to sign up for?
We do not request a student to sign up for any specific level of instruction based upon ability. Each class at CueSport College is individually tailored at the time for each student's immediate needs to improve their game and skill ability. Instructional content is directed moment by moment per the students present level of awareness and skill. For over 50 years, we have offered all levels of billiard instruction. The only choices each student has is split between individual and group instruction. The Deluxe Package allows the most 1-on-1 time with teacher and student.
11) My wife, sister and myself would very much like to attend CueSport College. My sister is a beginner, my wife is considered an intermediate and myself an advanced level player. Is it possible to attend a group class together or are there separate classes for our different skill abilities?
We encourage each of you to attend the same instructional course with one another. Our billiard classes are constructed to address the needs of all levels of mixed skill abilities. For over 50 years, we have always guaranteed to fulfill everyone's necessary needs that attend CueSport College! The Deluxe Package (1 on 1 instruction) allows more individual time to deepen and heighten the awareness of our necessary needs.
12) What are the normal teaching hours and times?
Our normal classes run 8 hours per day with lunch break in between, starting at either 9-5pm or 10-6pm.
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14) How many students are normally in a Team/Group training course?
Generally there are 3 to 8 students involved. We do hold several prescheduled Group Clinics at CueSport College in addition to setting up new Clinics in your area with 10+ players. In consideration of cost efficiency you may have a choice of your team receiving pool instruction with a CueSport Instructor(s) coming to you.
15) Can I give CueSport instruction as a gift?
Certainly! It is the perfect gift for an avid pool player. They will love it! We offer gift certificates on the Deluxe package for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.
16) Can someone attend who has never played pool?
Absolutely!!! We recommend it! … This is a very important time to receive proper professional billiard instruction. Choose your pool and billiard school of thought very carefully! At CueSport College, you will find a most valuable 'cornerstone base' into the correct fundamentals of pool. This is guaranteed!
17) My league team is going to compete in the Nationals in Las Vegas.
Can we as a team take lessons as a group?
Yes. We can custom cater group sessions taught by pool league specialists experienced in local and national pool tournament competition. Our pool league specialist will help you prepare for the type of competition you will play in along with advice on team strategies, matching up, safety play, preparation drills and so much more!
18) Do you offer video analysis?
Yes, if needed we will use video analysis to help you recognize necessary improvements along with building confidence on your strengths.
19) Do you teach the 2-7-2 method of shooting and the (4) strokes of pool?
Yes and No. We teach everyone to UNDERSTAND what the MANY strokes of pool and methods of shooting consist of in practical principle. Fredric Fechter, the founder of CueSport College International; had the great pleasure many years ago of working with Johnny Holiday about the (4) strokes of pool and the 2-7-2 shooting method in Holiday's (3) books beginning in 1973. Johnny Holiday was a great 'unknown' Champion player. For over 40 years, most all great players were 'unknown' in his time. Sadly, other instructors in 2001 have unscrupulously copied Johnny Holiday's original concepts from his books, leading many readers and students from the beneficial truth as to their original beginning, intentions and further purpose of benefit or non-benefit.
20) It appears a teaching concept among newer instructors is the SPF
Do you teach this stroking method?
For many years, we have had all our sincere students discover with proven evidence what the 'TRUE MEANING' this method does fully consist of. All the student's remark that knowing this 'true meaning' is absolutely a great benefit to everyone's game and this information cannot be found ANYWHERE else! This is a valid fact with even those students coming from other instructors and pool schools. Even with expert and professional playing students who do employ such methods, they have all discovered at CueSport College of now being 'aware' of its full meaning. As a wise individual once remarked, "If we understand 'what', we will know 'how".
21) "A whippy wrist action is absolutely nesessary to a good stroke". This was recently mentioned by current top ranked professional pool players. Are they correct and what do they mean?
When you come to CueSport College for training, It is guaranteed you will receive and completely realize the TRUE MEANING to your question. We have also found that no one has ever written or expressed the true meaning to this professional remark and your question in any book, article, video or by internet instructors.
22) What do I need to bring with me?
An open mind and positive attitude towards improving your game. If you do not own a pool cue, we will provide one for you.
23) Is CueSport College open to the public??
CueSport College is available by appointment only. We strive to give our students the individualized attention we are known for.
24) What days can I attend CueSport College?
Any days you or your team would like to choose, we only need to receive enrollment form(s) and deposit 2 weeks prior to attending. It's that easy!!!
25) Who provides or selects my hotel accommodations?
Each student chooses their own personal lodging accommodations and is responsible for those selected provisions.
26) Does CueSport College offer cash discounts to Seniors, Veterans, pool league members, returning CueSport College students, etc?
Yes, we do! All Seniors 55 & over, all Veterans, all pool league members and all referred students by other students or sponsors do qualify for a 10% total discount on the Deluxe Course Package. Also, every returning CueSport College sincere-seeker will automatically receive an additional 30% discount on all returned instructional visits with the same CueSport College staff instructor.
27) What are the guidelines and conditions for all paid deposits to confirm student enrollment?
Please click here to view 'All Paid Deposits Guidelines and Conditions'
28) What is this guarantee that you talk about throughout the website?
Our advertised money back guarantee is honored ONLY by CueSport Master Instructors,
Mr. Jay Schmitt and Mr. Fredric Fechter, should ever a student not discover new valid principles in pool and improve from their curriculum.
29) Will you provide references? Yes, here are a few...