The Level 1 course is the introductory course for the instructor program. It is a three-day, 8-hour/day Instructors course, allowing prospective instructors to gain basic training. The course must be taught by a minimum ACS Level 3 lead instructor/coach.
The minimum age to take the course is 18 and participants are required to demonstrate an intermediate skill level. For aspiring Level 1 Instructor/Coach candidates, PAT testing is optional and a PAT score requirement of 800 at PAT Level 1 is a general guideline (see PAT Program for more information). ACS Instructor/Coach Level 1 candidates should be aware that Level 3 upgrade may only be eventually obtained through official PAT testing.
(Note: PAT scores are a standard skill designation developed by our sister organizations around the world).
The course covers basic skills of pool, basic pool games, terminology, and etiquette.
[The ACS recommends Jack Koehler's “The Science of Pocket Billiards” and David Alciatore’s “Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards” as the official technical textbooks for the program.]
Level 1 - ACS Certification
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