BU Summer School Boot Camps
These are intensive but fun and rewarding weekends of training and evaluation run by three knowledgeable, experienced, and enthusiastic instructors:
Our goal is to help you raise your game to the next level. The Overview Course (see topics covered below) is open and appropriate to players of all ability levels from beginner to advanced. The Advanced Course (see topics covered below) is open only to those who have already taken the Overview Course or who have solid proficiency in all Overview Course topics. In both courses, the instruction is catered to each individual so you can learn at your own pace. BU and PBIA instructor certification and upgrade training is also available for those interested in teaching.
Upcoming Dates and Location
- Overview Course - Fundamentals and Intermediate Skills
- July 5-7, 2019 (9am-4pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9am-2pm on Sunday).
- # of spots still open: 9
- Advanced Course - Fundamentals Checkup and Advanced Skills
- July 12-14, 2019 (9am-4pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9am-2pm on Sunday).
- # of spots still open: 12
- both in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado at MatchUps Pool Hall.
Spots fill up early, so sign up soon!
If you don't get a spot in 2019, please join us in 2020.
Goals of the Programs
- Help bring your game to the next level (see "Topics and Skills Covered" below).
- Provide complete video analysis of your stroke mechanics and other fundamentals.
- Identify and work on the skills most important to improving your game.
- Provide drills, resources, and know-how to develop and monitor improvement of your game over time.
- Provide hot tips and instruction specific to improving your performance on the BU Exams, to prepare you for getting a BU diploma (a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate of Pool).
- Provide BU and PBIA instructor certification and upgrade training (at no additional fee) for those interested.
To Reserve a Spot
- Contact Dr. Dave at: DrDave@BilliardUniversity.org or (970) 482-8229 (please leave a voicemail for a return call).
- A paid deposit is required to hold a spot.
- Each class size is limited to a maximum of 12 people.
- There are no discounts for multiple reservations since all spots are usually filled.
- We run both courses, regardless of the number of people who sign up, even if the number is well less than 12.
Cost for Each Course
- $1150 per person.
- A non-refundable $400 deposit (part of the $1150 total price) is required to make a reservation and hold a spot. The remaining balance ($750) isn't due until you show up for the event. Here are instructions for paying the deposit.
Topics and Skills Covered
Overview Course (for players of all ability levels):
- fundamentals (stance, grip, bridge, stroke, pre-shot routine, visual alignment, aiming), with a complete video analysis of each student's mechanics.
- basic cue ball control (stop/follow/draw, 90 and 30 degree rules, trisect system).
- basic shot planning, strategy, and defensive play.
- basics of using spin and english.
- basic bank and kick shot aiming systems.
- on an individual basis, based on skill level:
- alternative aiming systems.
- jump, masse and break-shot techniques.
- other topics from the Advanced Course
Advanced Course (recommended for people who have already taken the Overview Course, or those having decent proficiency in all of the topics listed above as demonstrated by a good performance on the BU Playing-Ability Exams, with a recommended total score of 85 or above):
- fundamentals check-up with a complete video analysis.
- advanced cue ball control, and rail cut shots.
- advanced shot planning, strategy, and defensive play.
- aiming with throw.
- aiming with spin and english effectively (using newly developed techniques).
- advanced bank and kick shot diamond systems.
- jump, masse and break-shot techniques.
- racking and breaking strategy and secrets.
- Example Testimonials From Past Student Course Evaluations
- Travel and Accommodation Recommendations
- Optional Pre-School Homework Assignment
- Discounted Instructional Products (book and DVD videos)
Recent Graduating Classes
|2018 Overview Course
2018 Advanced Course