You could think that, as in any sport, just training a lot is enough to have an excellent performance, nothing further from reality. The truth is that to improve your game you have to follow certain strategic steps that we will show you below:
Maybe you could think it’s crazy, since playing alone is harder, for novice players, to notice their progress in the game. But the truth is that by playing alone you can take better advantage of the time to analyze yourself, without being interrupted by the other players. So, to begin, spend at least 30 percent of your time playing alone and studying your routines, your strengths and your weaknesses.
Keep a record:
Even if you do not think it’s useful, leave all your games, your progress, your strategies and anything you can notice every day is important so you can study and analyze your game, and design strategies based on that, this step is crucial to be able to improve in the short and long term.
Establish a structure for your practices:
Based on the above, it is important that you establish a structured practice that allows you to concentrate on your weaknesses while maximizing your strengths. Avoid wasting time by having everything planned in advance, and be sure to follow specific objectives.
It is important that you practice both alone and with colleagues who help you to realize your weaknesses and strengths, when you train with other people you try to perceive your weak points and strengths, and when you are training just try to improve the aspects you saw earlier .
It is very normal for athletes to lose focus of their practice for any reason, to avoid this it is important that you have clear objectives, preferably that there are many short objectives to be few long objectives; This will help you to fulfill your goals step by step and will avoid to a great extent that you are distracted from your goal.
If you are an amateur player, you will most likely underestimate the importance of the practices, even professional players will tend to put aside the practices and there is nothing more harmful to your game than taking the practices in serious. During the practices you can make mistakes, learn from mistakes and correct them in time, in the game you do not have this opportunity, so you have to give the practices the importance and seriousness they deserve.
Practice the basics:
The basics are the mainstay of your game, you have to keep those bases as solid as possible so that your game is not affected over time.
Know the table:
It is essential that you know the field in which the game is developed, in this case, the pool table, spinning, practice possible moves around the table.