Lesson Plan #8: Learn Advanced Position Play

As you progress towards the advanced level, you will need to recognize and learn advanced patterns for position play. This advanced-level position goes above and beyond the stop, draw, and follow positions. Learning advanced position means learning how and where to position the cue ball for a position on the next shot. This lesson plan will teach you some of the advanced level position concepts.

You can also keep track of your progress by downloading a checklist document for Lesson Plan #8.


A student must have completed:
Lesson Plan #1: Learn the fundamentals of Pocket Billiards
Lesson Plan #2: Learn How to Aim and pocket object balls
Lesson Plan #3: Learn the Three Basic Shots in Pool
Lesson Plan #4: Learn the Basics of Controlling the Cue Ball
Lesson Plan #5: Understanding English or Side Spin
Lesson Plan #6: Learn Advanced Shots in Pocket Billiards
Lesson Plan #7: Learn Bank Shots and Kick Shots

If you have completed the pre-requisites, please continue to the specific articles below. Otherwise, please take the required Lesson plan(s) first.

  1. LESSON 8.1: Speed Control and Right Side or Wrong Side conceptLesson Outline
    · Introduction
    · Controlling the Speed of the Cue Ball
    · Video Demonstration of Speed Control
    · Right Side and Wrong Side for Position
    Start Lesson 8.1
  2. LESSON 8.2: Leaving an Angle and Proper DistanceLesson Outline
    · Leave an Angle for your next Shot
    · The proper distance between cue ball and object ball
    Start Lesson 8.2
  3. LESSON 8.3: Natural Path and “Long” and “Short” sideLesson Outline
    · Choose the Natural Path of the Cue Ball
    · Position Cue Ball on the “long” side whenever possible
    Start Lesson 8.3
  4. LESSON 8.4: Finding the correct “Position Area”Lesson Outline
    · How to determine the Position Area
    · Finding the ideal position area within
    Start Lesson 8.4
  5. LESSON 8.5: Coming towards the Position ZoneLesson Outline
    · Cue Ball approach towards the Position Zone
    · Crossing the Position Zone: Why this is not ideal
    · Exception to the Rule
    Start Lesson 8.5

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