Friday, September 18

RIBSA Level 1 Coaching Course

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have just announced the next RIBSA level 1 Coaching Ireland Coaching Education Course will be held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on the 3rd & 4th of October 2020.

This two-day training course is for ONLY for RIBSA members who have completed the Intro Level course in the past. This level course covers the coaching skills in helping the coaches identify what is needed to start training players to a level 1 standard.

All the Coaches will also need to attend the following courses before being presented with the Level 1 Accreditation Certificate.

  • A sport partnership 3 hr basic awareness course
  • Attend the ISC Children’s Officer Course

Both courses above are organised by their local sports authority through Sports Ireland. The coaches will also need to go through Garda Vetting before completion of the course.

The full course cost is €32.00 including soup and sandwich on both days. All the coaches must be paid up members of the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association for the 2019 / 2020 season and membership can be paid on line at €17.00 for over 21yrs.

To book your place on this course, you need to be a registered member. If you are not a member, you will need to register before you can enter and pay on line for the coaching course. CLICK HERE

The two-day Level 1 Course is given by PJ Nolan on the (Role of Coaches + Playing Techniques) and Rules of the Game. The course starts at 10am and runs until 1pm. Lunch is from 1pm-2pm and Restart at 2pm until 6pm.

At present RIBSA have 90 Intro Level qualified coaches approved by Coaching Ireland in Limerick University and we have 19 Level One Coaches.

If you want to get to the next level within RIBSA coaching contact PJ on 086 8634507 or email

Click here for Intro Level Coaches full list

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