Although Pool School has only been around since 1995 its history goes back another few years to the mid 1985's after playing in leagues around the area and having number of players interested in learning how to play better pocket billiards' I offered classes to anyone who was interested. After going to a couple of pool schools in Dallas and out west I began developing and testing my own instructional concepts mostly out of frustration with the inconsistencies and obscurities in much of the material on the market at that time. Using my-concepts and trial and error with volunteer students I decided to dedicate a school for instructional purposes only.
I continue to revise the curriculum guided by suggestions from students and my research work as well. The teaching methods and information from specialists in many fields of teaching and each revision enhances the Pool School course. Of which they are three different courses that are available depending on what your level of play is. As we all know teaching is about communication. The ability for an instructor to take an idea, concept or skill and communicate that to a student is a manner that he or she can understand. In light of this, Pool School instructors endure a long apprenticeship to train communication skills and general understanding of course content.
Pool School believes in teaching proven principles (and experimenting with unproven ones). Much of the research for pool school material is done with Psychologist, and Physicist. Aside from meeting with various other professionals, Pool School instructors enroll in classes with other pool schools to garner even more information. In addition to this, the input from students and concepts learned from other schools are transferred into classes at pool school help keep us in the cutting edge of instruction.
We know that each student is an individual and has unique qualities of both mind and body. For this reason, Pool School does not believe in teaching a "Style of play". Instead, definitions have been established describing the goal of any given skill. These are then customized by the students to suit individual needs this allows a student to learn more quickly since each aspect is guided by that person's own comfort.
The main goal of our instructors is to teach the student "How to learn how to play pool" A student that can continue to learn about this game long after leaving Pool School is a player who will continue to advance his/her skill level.