These resources are currently under development.
World Eight Ball Pool Playing Rules
- – Foul Break
- – Standard Foul
- – Foul Snooker
- – Total Snooker
- – Time Foul
A copy of the World Eight Ball Pool Rules can be found on https://www.wepf.org
AEBF Coach Code of Conduct
All coaches wishing to be accredited must have read this code, agree to abide by this code and conduct themselves in accordance with this code when coaching eight ball. Coaches who are deemed to break this Code can have their accreditation withdrawn.
Please complete the Code of Conduct and forward to the AEBF NCC (National Coaching Council).
AEBF Member Protection Policy
Depending on the size of your club, you could consider appointing a designated AEBF Member Protection Information Officer to be the central contact for any concerns or information about harassment, sexual abuse or inappropriate behaviour.
A member protection information officer would ensure your club handled complaints in an appropriate and consistent manner. They do not investigate complaints but help the person with the concern to deal with what has happened.
Appointing someone in the role who is approachable, accessible and able to maintain confidentiality ensures people in your club have someone supportive to go to with their concerns and to access information.
Snooker – Basic Skills Video
The Basic of Snooker by Terry Griffith
This is possibly one of the better coaching videos I’ve seen on snooker. It adopts a more modern approach to the art of coaching.
Excellent coverage on essentials such as the Stance, Grip, Cue Action, etc. It further analyzes the Grip in detail, showing exactly what the fingers do in relation to the cue action, i.e. relax, tighten, etc.
There is also detailed analysis on the Cue Action which includes important information on varying the backswing and follow-through, depending on the type of stroke one is playing. It also shows the player how to ensure the grip and bridge is always in the right position for the type of stroke they are going to play.
WPBSA official Coaching Video (World Professional Billiard Snooker Association)
Very good Video to learn pool. May tips have changed throughout the years but this serves as the basic for everyone to learn.
Eight Ball Coaching Skill Sets
Eight Ball Coaching Skill Sets are designed to be printed on the front and back on A4 paper (thick paper or card is preferred).
Each wskill set will have on the front a diagram or images of the required task with a brief outline. The back will have a summary of the general coaching technique required to perform this task. Also shown will be common faults and corrections.
We are constantly testing and reviewing skill sets. If you are interested in assisting please do so by contacting the AEBF NCC.
St John First Aid Fact Sheets
We recommend you visit the St John Ambulance Australia website.
First Aid Information can to viewed on the First Aid Fact Sheets.
disclaimer St John First Aid Protocols are for the Australian market only. All care has been taken in preparing the information but St John takes no responsibility for its use by other parties or individuals. St John encourages first aid training as these Fact Sheets are NOT a substitute for first aid training. The Fact Sheets are for use over a 12 month period only. For more information on St John first aid training and kits visit https://www.stjohn.org.au/ or call 1300 360 455.
AEBF History of Eight Ball in Australia
The sport of Eight Ball (or pool, as it’s commonly called) developed in Australia, from very humble beginnings.
Whilst various forms of Pool had been played for a number of years, the catalyst for Eight Ball (pool) in Australia, was the introduction in approximately 1965, into Hotels and Clubs throughout the country, of the smaller 7’ x 3’ 6” eight ball table.
AEBF – Eight Ball Coach Certificate
Eight Ball Coach Certificate
All coach certificate or accreditation is valid for four years, at which time coaches must demonstrate they have been actively coaching over the four years of their accreditation to have their accreditation renewed.
This policy document outlines requirements for the re-accreditation of coaches. When submitting their application for re-accreditation, coaches should ensure that they meet the requirements outlined in this policy.
Verification of Coaching Activity
When applying for the re-accreditation of an existing accreditation coaches must demonstrate that they have been actively coaching during the previous four years. The forms below, and/or the ASC log book provided at the start of the four year period, can be used to provide the necessary evidence of coaching activity as prescribed in the Re-accreditation Policy above.
* Level 1 Coach Activity Form – To be completed by coaches wishing to accredit a Level 1 qualification.
* Level 2 Coach Activity Form – To be completed by coaches wishing to accredit a Level 2 qualification.
* Level 3 Coach Activity Form – To be completed by coaches wishing to accredit a Level 3 qualification.
(The Australian Eight Ball Federation does not currently offer a Level 2 or 3 Training Program, but is on the shortlist)
Accredited Coach’s Prior to 1st January 2011
All eight ball accredited coaches prior to the 1st of January 2011 will have to re-apply. Complete the Recognition of Prior Learning form.
AEBF – Level I Coach RPL/RCC Application Form
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)process includes a range of assessment techniques including equivalencies, challenge tests and assessment of a portfolio of evidence. RPL/RCC should give equal value to learning and skills whether these come from formal training, informal training, experience and competencies gained on the job, or other life experiences. A example of recognition of prior learning would be a Current Qualified Sporting Coach.
Please complete the Application Form and forward to the AEBF NCC (National Coaching Council).