5-Yr-Old Pool Prodigy

5-Yr-Old Pool Prodigy

lives. Everybody in our family plays. Our pool table takes up the biggest room in the
house and we have a storage unit that’s full of furniture that we don’t use because we
don’t have room for it . [CHEERS] GRANDFATHER: We get together every week to
shoot pool. My dad shot pool his whole life, her dad shot pool. All three of our kids got
into it and now our grandson. KEITH O’DELL SR.: I would play 100, 200, 300
racks of 9-Ball every day. Junior…I just put him in the highchair and he would be one
hand with the Cheerios and the other hand with the sippy cup and he’d watch me play
pool all day. COURTNEY O’DELL: That was his form of watching
the baby while I was at work. [LAUGHS] KEITH O’DELL SR.:This pool table here is the
original and very old Keith Jr. pool table. And this kid started making shots and pocketing
balls like you would not believe. [MUSIC] GRANDFATHER: The game’s about physics and
geometry basically. GRANDMOTHER: You either see the shot or you
don’t. GRANDFATHER: You need to be able to see the
angles on the table. You need to be able to tell how hard to hit it and how fast the ball
is going to move after you hit it. GRANDMOTHER: And for such a young little boy,
he can do it. KEITH O’DELL SR.: I put this video up on YouTube
and it was picked up by a local news station. COURTNEY O’DELL: It went up. The news station
came out the next day and filmed. COURNEY O’DELL: Pool is much more of a daddy
Keith thing. KEITH O’DELL SR.: What’s the matter? Your
pants coming down? KEITH O’DELL JR.: Yeah. KEITH O’DELL SR.: I’ll help ya. Just slow
it down a little, okay? 1, 2, 3. KEITH O’DELL SR.: What didn’t you do? KEITH O’DELL JR.: Didn’t do 1, 2, 3. KEITH O’DELL SR.: 1, 2, 3 and you have to
hit it harder to get into the pocket, right? KEITH O’DELL SR.: I try to get him focused.
Slow down. Concentrate. Me and Keith since he’s been 2 years old we’ve been playing pool
together. And my job is to keep him going. Keep it fun, keep it interesting. KEITH O’DELL JR.: Hey, remember that one that
I keep shooting to hit the four balls? KEITH O’DELL SR.: Yeah. KEITH O’DELL JR.: I like that. KEITH O’DELL SR.: I saw that Keith Jr. had
this talent and I saw that there was money to be made here. And college these days is
really really expensive and I want Keith to go to college and I believe he should. It’s
really important to me to utilize the talent that he’s been given and do something positive
with it. Helping a cue company sell cues or a piece of chalk, that could put him through
college. KEITH O’DELL SR.: Almost. You’re getting there.
Easy. KEITH O’DELL JR.: I wanna go play. KEITH O’DELL SR.: He’s 5 so sometimes he gets
frustrated. KEITH O’DELL SR.: Take a break. Take a break. COURTNEY: Whether Keith wants to play pool
for the rest of his life or not, we will support him in anything he wants to do. KEITH O’DELL SR.: If you can see this ball
doesn’t really go in there very easily and he jumps it um..from about 5 feet away. It’s
definitely one of the hardest shots in the world. There’s a professional pool played
named Mike Massey who used to use a cowboy boot with a big it was a
huge deal that he made that. And we have our 5-year-old making a ball in a shoe that is
like 6 times smaller. KEITH O’DELL SR.: Go ahead. Go ahead. Woah.
[Laughs] KEITH O’DELL SR.: I’m gonna wait until he’s
8 or 9 until I allow him to compete. He needs time to enjoy the game and then he can decide
whether if he wants to be competitive or not. KEITH O’DELL SR.: You’re almost there. Get
it. FAMILY: Woah! KEITH O’DELL SR.: There’s no question. Keith
was born to play pool. KEITH O’DELL SR.: Get it. FAMILY: [CHEERS] [LAUGHS] KEITH O’DELL JR.: I made it in the shoe! KIETH O’DELL SR.: A little bit of work on
the table could change his entire life.

Comments (100)

  1. because pool is going to get you to a college for free!

  2. Awesome video from this kid. saw it on my bigeframe wifi screen!

  3. just let the kid do what he wants, encourage his skills and he will continue.

  4. this kid's gonna hustle hard

  5. Agree with you by the fact that no one can tell if the parents use their son for money. But you don't see this from a pedagogical, from a kids point of view. Clearly there is talent, but he probably won't ever say that he is forced to do it, because he can't distinguish. The parents give him affection from the early start of him playing and that's all a kid wants. he would have been the best toilet attendant, if he had got applause for scubbing all the time. GIVE KIDS FREEDOM TO GROW!

  6. My pant or falling down at 2:16 Kid

  7. He did say 'seem' cause the way the parents said it 'seems' like they do it for money. It just seems that way. Not saying that it is.. Not trolling or whatsoever, just saying imo.

  8. stop being so pushy

  9. not anywhere else either as far as i know lol……not sure what that guy was talking about

  10. he is really good at playing pool, but it seems to me it's more what the parents want than what he wants, they push him to hard for his age, he even said he wanted to go play which is more less saying they make him have his practice times to become better and better at playing pool for them to make money on him, he is 5 years old, he should play pool when he wants to and be able to quit when he wants too, and then if they are playing together then if he wants to learn a new shot, let him.

  11. i just feel bad for the kid as this age he's forced to play pool , maybe he likes the game but not that much , he's forced to keep training until his leegs are exhausted , passing the whole day playing , no friends , if he can pot the balls indirectly at that young age he's probably a geenius.
    and finally if you can't afford to get your kid to college than don't have one , or you're just looking for money by a game that you know.

  12. 2:38. Your comment is invalid.

  13. Great for a 5 yo. However, he only looks to be maybe 3 to 5 years ahead of other kids that play the game… with the exception of maybe a few of the trick shots. However, trick shots are usually the worst things you can teach a beginner. You end up with someone that focuses too much on making the shot and not enough on the leave. They also have a bad habit of going for very low percentage shots. And playing a safe is extremely difficult for them to do well.

  14. What's the song playing in the background?

  15. damn that kid is better than me!

  16. i agree with you. if my kid gets to be a prodigy in something i'm going to force him to NOT pursue it, because that automatically will mean that i'm taking advantage of my kid…

  17. there not, uk pool tables are 5ft and USA 9 ball tables are 6ft.

  18. nice cowboy trick, in the end he can do that….good job

  19. False…you have your "standard" 7', 8', & 9' tables; and then you have your over-sized or "pro" sized tables that usually run six inches longer and 3 inches wider for each (e.g. 9' Pro). You can even find 10 foot tables out there…so no, pool tables are not* all the same size.


  21. wowwwww!!!! this kid is just unbelievable… he is gonna be a champion one day… mark my words!!!!

  22. That just shows how hideously close minded you are. Do you really think that just because the father noticed that money COULD be made that that's all the parents think about? You're kidding, right?

  23. "mfw"

    Leave it on 4chan, dude.

  24. The mom looks like Uma Thurman, no? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  25. You're an idiot.

  26. No their not…. I got several friends with different sizes

  27. The pockets are not, though.

  28. kids are almost never as good as established pros, and almost never end up developing to beyond the level of the aforementioned best. Hence, child performers are mostly a novelty.

  29. No offense but bring attention to your other kids too, poor kid with the red shirt 4:42 seems like he needs attention ๐Ÿ™

  30. geez i hate this kids

  31. This Kid…. Legend…. might be EPic at PHysics and Maths !!!!

  32. They want him for money so he can go to college, without having to pay loans that will suck him/his parents dry of money

  33. Loads of parents force their kids into CERTAIN sports. It's especially common with Fathers forcing them to go crazy playing football (soccer)

  34. no this pool table is really small

  35. he might be talking about eight ball tables?

  36. Actually no they aren't

  37. Not true actually, pool tables in the UK have substantially narrower pockets. We do also have American tables which I've played on so this isn't just a suspicion

  38. Great kid… Amazing family

  39. Dude… are we related? Names Cody O'Dell!!!!

  40. were you dropped on your effing head Rewind?

  41. ikr that pool tables to small and the holes are way bigger

  42. Why would you call your child keith!? Poor boy

  43. wow im a beast in pool i can beat him

  44. your just jealous because maybe you are already 70 years old and dying but still unable to spot 1 ball… lol

  45. what's the point here??? come on that's a kid,. 5 year old kid… small size or big size but at his age and already played like a pro in pool and can do some amazing tricks… is this some kind of insecure…

  46. that's a five year old kid… remember dude 5??? still a lot of time like what his father said., I want him to slow down, concentrate and enjoy it… ENJOY… that's what being kid is all about

  47. don't be so judgmental people… like what his father said… he will wait until his son will be 8 years old and let him to decide if he wants to compete in pool and as of now he wants the kid to enjoy the game… and that's what being kid is all about., play and enjoy.

  48. what a great dad ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Nope. America pool tables have bigger pockets that UK ones

  50. This is new Ronnie O"Sullivan

  51. One those is a snooker table. Though i cant remember if its bigger or smaller.

  52. Actually, there are three sizes: 7,8 and 9 feet.

  53. Yes, but he is only a kid.

  54. Hes a kid, every hater like, Adam Molina, said hes a beast a he could beat him no shit u can beat him hes 5 yrs old he has a talent u learned how to olay he watched his dad and played from watching so for every hater u can go be gay somewhere else or fuck yourself with a dildo

  55. no one is as good as Ronnie, and no one could match his genius.

  56. Hey his just fuckin 5 years old wait till hes 16 , then u can play pool with him and see how well it goes , dont be so fuckin jealous, btw its kind a funny cause some of u get jealous on a 5 years old kid xD

  57. jeeze your a dream breaker

  58. simply do not have the words to say well done

  59. This kid is awsome!

  60. wowwwww amazing..

  61. I can't imagine a 5 year old beating me in pool

  62. Hate to break it to you, but no one likes people who brag.

  63. What is wrong with you

  64. He is….A Family Man

  65. what!! my guess where, that it was ronnie o' sullivan's boy! wtf!

  66. life eater game….

  67. when he said he wanted to play they let him and if you didnt see when he got a trick hard and done he was super happy

  68. 2:55 AMEN!! Good on ya dad. Keep it fun and interesting. Beside college you may just give this kid a professional career when he's done with college. That is awesome, he is soooo good

  69. 0:21 Hey Honey. Want to come in my bed tonight ?

  70. "I saw that there was money to be made here"… "College these days is really expensive" And a fantastic recovery!

  71. Dude chill hes a 5 year old and if he was the same age as u he would prob kick ur ass lol

  72. That's special, being able to beat a 5 year old. Are you proud?

  73. Anyone else see this kid as the world's greatest mathematician?

  74. I am that good at video games…

    What am I doing with my life ๐Ÿ™

  75. hahah na ronnies boy would plays on a proper size table with small pockets

  76. like most prodigys i guess

  77. Why would your parents call you Amer Alajmi!? Poor boy

  78. The great Willie Masconi started in a similar way. He was shooting pool before he could stand up and to reach table, having to stand on a stool or stack of boxes. For those of you who don't know, Masconi was the greatest pocket billiards pool player that ever lived. He held the World's championship for nearly a dozen years back in the 40's and 50's. He still holds that World's record for the number of racks(and balls) run without a miss. It was several hundred; don't have the exact numbers.

  79. yeah but sometimes when they grow up they choose drugs. thats what smart children always become.

  80. so what your'e saying is your'e jellow

  81. OMG you are stupid, pool uses practical application of physics and geometry and only beginning phases not advance.

  82. I like these parents

  83. oh yeah? do it while recording

  84. Ok. I write this as a pool table supplier for over 20 years.

    A full size uk pub table is 7ft by 4ft overall.

    Smaller tables also used and allowed in league play are 6ft by 3
    ft 6 overall.


  86. dude get a life that's rude

  87. everyday hes hustling

  88. John Morphy, you got a new enemy ;D

  89. So many people mentionining O'Sullivan but the boy is actually not playing snooker.

  90. I wanna verse this little boy lets see how good he is

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