Matthew Kotin

Matthew K.

Boulder, CO
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My course will include an assessment of your skills, followed by an outline on where we will focus your training.

Topic options include:
Rules of the game, body-mechanics, stance, bridge, aiming, stroke, speed control, basic spin (top-spin, back-spin, stop-shot, stun), advanced spin (side-spin, running english, throw, doubling the rail), breaking, common unnoticed fouls, psychology of competitive play, gambling, focus training, cut-shots, bank-shots, kick-shots, carom-shots, combo-shots, masse-shots, jump-shots, roll-through shots, tickys, cheating the pocket, double-kisses, break-outs, safety play, playing for position, diamond systems, strategizing based on your skillset, and advanced physics of pool.

I am offering sessions at my home on my 9ft pro-sized table. I am also willing to meet at pool halls, bars, or homes in Boulder and Longmont, but may ask for an additional $5 in travel expense.

Each session will include at least one warm up game with analysis and feedback on your shooting, explanations and diagrams of the chosen concepts and discussions on the various implications, drills in each concept, feedback, a cool down match, a progress report for returning students, a final review of the topics, and an assignment for you to work on before your next session.

Please email me with a short description of yourself, your availability, and areas of your game that you would like to work on. Also include a good phone number for me to contact you on.

Thank you!

About Matthew K.

If you are looking to learn to play pool for the first time, seeking a deeper understanding of the game, or trying to advance your skills to a higher competitive level, I am offering lessons and coaching in the Boulder and Longmont areas.

I am only 28, but I have been playing pool regularly for 14 years. While getting a degree in engineering, I researched the game and delivered a report to my mechanical engineering professor on the effects of angular momentum on the linear trajectory of spheres of a uniform density on a high-resistance surface after an elastic collision. It may sound complicated, but I'm talking about the ridiculous and sometimes jaw-dropping paths that you might have seen a ball take when there was a lot of spin on it. You won't have to worry about me using complex jargon because I have a very adaptive teaching style and am here to accommodate your interests. I have been coaching league players for the last 5 years and can happily provide you with references.


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Very informative lesson. We were able to spend time just playing a round of pool and evaluating where I was at in the process. Then took up more advanced topics and also breaking bad habits. Will be scheduling more lessons soon!

Posted Nov 15, 2019

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Aug 2014 - May 2016

CU Boulder

B.S.E Biomedical Engineering
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Arizona State University



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