Jeanette Announces Black Widow Junior Camp

Dear Junior Supporters 2014

Jeanette Lee "The Black Widow" is pleased to announce a new summer camp for advanced junior players (ages 14-18).  It will be operated by her non-profit charitable organization, the Black Widow Foundation (more details and application form can be found through  If you know a young player seriously interested in taking their billiards career to the next level – we have got the camp for you!  This inaugural camp will provide junior intermediate and advanced players with an opportunity to learn not only advanced techniques, but also career/life lessons from some of the world's top billiards pros and instructors.

It has been a life-long dream of Jeanette's to give back to her sport by helping young players learn what it takes to succeed and excel in billiards, and in life.  She and her peers have spent their lives developing successful careers in pool; and they want to share their knowledge with the next generation of players.  This camp will set our youth on the path to success, and to attaining the highest standard of play and professionalism in pool.


The professionals listed below share Jeanette’s belief in the importance of this endeavor and have graciously and enthusiastically volunteered to instruct at this and future Black Widow Juniors Camps.  

Johnny Archer        Jeanette Lee    Nick Varner        Vivian Villareal    
George Breedlove        Karen Corr        Mark Wilson    Jerry Briesath

There will also be expert instructors from outside the pool world; in the areas of finance, career planning, nutrition and fitness, self-marketing and promotion.


Date:  Tuesday, July 29 – Thursday, July 31, 2014

Start time:  Noon Tuesday, July 29th  (If you need to arrive Monday night due     to flights into Indianapolis we can arrange an early arrival time to camp)     There would be     an additional
charge to cover their extra lodging, chaperone and meal if necessary.

End time:  3:00pm Thursday, July 31

Location:  Bradford Woods ( IU's outdoor center – a very nice summer camp venue)
5040 State Road 67 North – Martinsville, IN. We will charge an additional $20 total for ground transportation to and from the airport. Someone would meet them at the gate off the airplane and stay with them until they have arrived safely at the camp and get them checked in. On the return, someone would take them to the airport and stay with them until they are on the airplane. The airports allow chaperones to do this with minors with security checks.

Classes:  Sessions will include (but are not limited to) the following

How College Relates to Billiards
Sportsmanship, Etiquette, and Your Role as an Ambassador of the Sport
How to get a sponsor
Self promotion and Marketing
Media Training
Create your own business plan, goal setting.
Career opportunities in the sport of Billiards
Position Play and the Importance of the Tangent Line
English (its not a language)
Precision in Pool
Planning a Training Regimen and Goal Setting
Tournament Match Preparation Strategies
Mental Game in Practice and Competition
Life Stories of the Champions
Physical Training Principles for Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance
Personal Finance(How to balance a checkbook. How to set a budget)
Combinations, Kisses, and Caroms
Break Shots
Ball-in-Hand Strategy
Specialty Shots – Jumps, Masse’s
Aiming Systems
Advanced  Set UpFundamentals
Advanced Stroke Fundamentals
Trick Shots

Cost:  The cost of this unique three day / two night camp is $1,000.00 per camper.    This includes accommodations at camp (boys or girls cabins), meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts) , Class sessions,  24 - hour chaperones and activities and prizes..  We have staff members available to transport junior campers to and from Indianapolis International Airport if they are traveling alone for additional $20 total.

For a true summer camp experience, only the junior players and staff members are permitted to stay at the camp. If parents wish to stay close by, hotel information can be provided.  


We are looking for the top junior players who are looking to get on the fast track to success!

Applicants should be 14-18 years of age (we will consider campers as young as 12 in exceptional cases.)

Applicants should have been playing a minimum of 3 years, and have good grades and good character.  

Applicants must submit 2 references– at least one reference should be from someone in the pool world (league operator, coach, instructor, competitor, pro player, etc.).

Applicants may submit a video (described in Application Form) to help us familiarize the skill level of applicant but it is not mandatory.

Video could include self intro, why they we should select them and anything else interesting about themselves or anything else they'd like us to know. Also, break  9 ball racks, take ball in hand and run out.


- Share this information with everyone you know, post it up on your website or social networks!
- Share your expertise and suggestions with us.
- Send, support, or sponsor a worthy player from your area.
- Donate to the foundation to help cover overall expenses or to give grants to underprivileged families
  who would otherwise not be able to send a good candidate to the camp.
- Have a fundraiser to help an applicant


Jeanette Lee and the Black Widow Team