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Dr.

Dave’s Pyramid of Progress and Rack of Skills

from
“The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards”
billiards.colostate.edu

Pyramid of Progress
Maximum
Competitive
mortar: Ability
mental focus,
foundation layers:
discipline,
practice, D: Shot Making
and fun
C: Position Play and Strategy
B: Executing Basic Shots
A: Fundamentals

Rack of Skills
be confident
and win often

bank speed advanced
shots control techniques

1
spin and defensive
English 2 3 play
aiming 5 6
pocket
4
methods selection
7 8 9 10
ball shot
paths 11 12 13 14 15
planning

stick
and tip bridge stroke

grip stance