|Welcome Students and Parents to the Sport of High School Billiards!|
|Written by Earl Munson|
|Tuesday, 06 September 2011 17:09|
Freshmen and girl students are highly encouraged to participate this year on their high school billiard team and club. BEGINNER STUDENTS HAVE EXCELLED IN THIS BILLIARD PROGRAM!
We would like to welcome and introduce you to the 2011- 2012 BETTER High School Billiard Program (Billiard Excellence Through Training, Education & Recreation). This unique sports billiard program was started in 2001, and is designed as an after-school sport for ALL high school boys and girl students.
This is our 11th year offering competitive high school team billiards to students in the Dallas area. The purpose of this program is to train, educate and offer a H.S. sport that is competitive to students. Some students will have natural talent while others will need more coaching and instruction. As in the past, ALL eligible students will receive professional instruction from BCA Certified Instructors.
There are student opportunities for national and international competition, college scholarships, and academic and billiard excellence recognition. In past years we have sent dozens of our students to compete at the U.S. Junior Nationals to represent Texas, their high schools, and themselves. We are extremely proud of those students who have excelled at the "Nationals", earned BEF Academic All-American recognition, and of those who have received college scholarships for their commitment to billiards. We have done well in the past but we must train even harder to compete in the national and international arena.
Since 1998, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recognized billiards as a legitimate sport. Countries around the world have begun after school billiard programs. The U.S. junior team has recently returned from competing at the 2011 World Pool-Billiard Association's XX WPA Junior 9-Ball Championships that were held in Kielce, Poland. In Poland alone there are over 150 schools with billiard programs along with over 250+ teachers and over 10,000 students trained in the sport. Is it any wonder that the Poles won two "Gold" medals and one "Silver" at this years prestigious junior international event?
The billiard program is ALWAYS highly supervised and discipline is strictly enforced.
In order to participate and compete on the high school billiard team or club requires all students to maintain and prove academic satisfactory grades. To be a student of billiards will involve learning the art's and science of the sport. This will require enormous amounts of discipline, concentration and focus. Several classroom subjects will be introduced into the program such as: Geometry, Physics, Physical Education, History, Psychology, and Science.
Seniors who qualify may be eligible for 2012 billiard college scholarships. Players will also be selected to compete at the 2012 BEF Junior Nationals. To be a competitive player at the National level takes skill, commitment, knowledge and a strong desire to improve. To excel in the sport of billiards you will need to learn and master basic physics and geometry problems. Critical thinking, decision-making and problem solving skills will be exercised to the max. PAST STUDENTS HAVE SHOWN DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS THEIR CLASSROOM GRADES!!
The ultimate success of this program is with you the students and the parents who will be involved in this much needed alternative sport for YOUR high school. Talk to your friends and join the team or club. We look forward to exciting and competitive play in the 2011-2012 season. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
"I thank you for your interest in the great sport of billiards and look forward to working with you in this year's program."
Earl C. Munson Jr.
BETTER H.S. Billiard ProgramTM- Director
|Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:56|
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