This SOFTCOVER book is a collection of 365 Days of Instruction, Motivation and Insights for Pool Players. It's like having a professional coach hitting you with one short, focused topic on the game every day to keep you focused and on the road to playing better pool. Each of 365 topics covers an important element required to play at a masterful level. Some will remind you of things you have forgotten and many will lead you to betterstrategy, technique or execution. All will help you build a stronger game. Included is a directory of quote sources, reference materials and a comprehensive index. RETAIL - $29.95 - ON SPECIAL - $24.95
The Advanced Pro Book is intended for the serious pool player and contains advanced strategies and training techniques. It addresses the five major areas: Honing Your Technique, Mastering the Shot Routine, Mastering Advanced Tools, Getting Your Game Out, and Advanced Match Strategy. Train to execute advanced shots, position play, defensive play, banks and kicks. Learn to get your best game out when you need it and how to stay focused under pressure. Learn advanced strategies for the front, mid, and end games and how to take and keep control. Hone your technique to a master’s edge. RETAIL - $49.95 - ON SPECIAL - $39.95.
Alex Pagulayan attributed his great play in the 2002 US Open
to studying this 179 page book by Kenneth Baum. It is not pool specific, but
pool players can certainly use the program that Baum uses to sharpen and
maximize the sports performances of professional and amateur athletes of all
sports. It’s true for pool, too. You can maximize your pool potential by
utilizing the mind-body connection. Some sections are: Power Talk, Proper
Visualization, Perception Stretchers, Performance Cues, and more. This book is
targeted towards sports competitors who want to win more often.
Bob Fancher is a practicing psychotherapist with a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and a pool enthusiast and player. His book is exclusively on the sport of pool and focuses on the areas of motivation, competition, and the fundamental role of the body in the mental game. It is a new version of the original and popular internet book, now with 140 pages and five additional sections. The chapters on Concentration and Rhythm and his examination of conscious and unconscious controls are especially good. It is considered to be one of the best books written about the mental game for pool players.
The 290 page Pro Book revolutionized the coaching and development of pool players. Designed for the competitive player, it has four major training sections. The Physical Game: fundamentals, reference training for position shots, safeties, kicks, kick safeties and banks, and performance conditioning and nutrition. The Mental Game: mental training, concentration and the secrets of focus, rituals and routines, playing different game styles, match dynamics, controlling momentum and more. The Emotional Game: motivation, creating and using powerful goals, using the elements of peak performance, scouting and accessing your best game. Putting It Together: how to let go, training vs. performance, designing a 30-day training program, making and using pre-match and competition plans and match reviews. RETAIL - $49.95 - ON SPECIAL - $39.95
Dr. Joseph Parent was named one of the world’s Top Ten Mental Game
Experts by Golf Digest. His international acclaimed bestseller, Zen Golf,
combines modern psychology with Buddhist wisdom to synchronize a confident and
clear mind and body. This book relates to any sport where strong mental and
emotional aptitudes are vital and that sure sounds like pool. Perhaps that’s why one master pool instructor highly recommends it to his students. The section on
pre-shot routines is particularly interesting and valuable for pool
This 172 page book is by Max
Eberle, a former Junior National Champion, 2-time Collegiate Champion, and 2006
World Straight Pool Semi-finalist. It is intended to increase your body
awareness, reduce stress, elevate your mood and help you develop a focused and
calm body, mind, and spirit. You will learn practical insights and skills to
help you break through barriers, elevate your ability, become more consistent,
and play pool in "the Zone." Zen
Pool is a compilation of Eberle's best instructional
columns, diagrams, and photos. Great
chapters, including The Seven Primary Skills, Process for Success, The
Seven Principles of Practice, Play with Confidence and about 40 more.