Friday 13 January

Ultimate Pool Coaching Set to Launch

Ultimate Pool is excited to officially launch its innovative 8-ball pool coaching qualification framework that will allow successful students to become an affiliated Ultimate Pool Coach.

Endorsed by the English Pool Association – who are recognised by Sport England - the scheme is a first for 8-ball pool and acknowledges the vast numbers of those participating in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Ultimate Pool Coaching will be led by Dan Wells (Head of Coaching) and supported by a Delivery Team involving experienced professional players Michael Hill, Emma Cunningham, Shane Thompson and Brian Halcrow.

Those that successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to teach the sport to students and earn revenue. Qualified coaches will be actively advertised and promoted by Ultimate Pool on its new coaching website – taking the stress away from coaches and allowing them to fully focus on their lessons.

Coaching Framework and Course Itinerary

The Ultimate Pool Coaching framework consists of three qualification levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Prospective coaches cannot skip to Silver or Gold unless they have completed the previous course(s).

The opening set of one-day Bronze courses have now been announced below. In order to sign up for one of them, please use the relevant Ticketbud links:

  • Friday 27th January 2023: Allstars Sports Bar, Taunton (link here)
  • Saturday 18th February 2023: Buzzers Sports Bar, South Shields (link here)
  • Saturday 25th February 2023: MK Sports Bar & Lounge, Milton Keynes (link here)

(All courses run from 10am to 5pm)

The Bronze level course is aimed at giving students the relevant knowledge and understanding to teach basic techniques and equip them with the skills to organise solo and group sessions for beginners.

Led by Wells and one of the Ultimate Pool professionals, the Bronze level course consists of theory and practical based elements:

  • Code of conduct for all coaches
  • Health, safety and risk assessments while coaching
  • Overview of Ultimate Pool and International 8-Ball Rules
  • Introduction into basic techniques
  • Basic fault finding
  • Using the 128-coaching scheme in conjunction with coaching

All coaches will have to pass a full DBS check and complete a Child Protection and Safeguarding course before the course/able to teach. These are included in the price of the course.

On completion of the course and necessary elements, qualified coaches will be issued with an Ultimate Pool ID badge and their details will be added to the Ultimate Pool Coaching website where they will be advertised and actively promoted as an affiliated coach.

The cost of the Bronze level course is £325 - this also includes a full DBS check, enrolling on the Safeguarding & Protecting Children Online Classroom and a one-year subscription to the Ultimate Pool website. Prospective coaches can sign up and pay using the Ticketbud links provided above.

For further details, please contact Dan Wells on