The Junior Golf Performance Academy provides juniors from the age of 3 ½ years & upwards, with the opportunity to receive weekly golf skills development coaching, during school term dates, in a safe, structured, rewarding & fun environment. Juniors then have the opportunity to put these skills in to practice out on the golf course, with on course play sessions that are held during the school holidays.
The Academy programme has been developed to follow a Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) framework that aims to achieve optimal training during critical periods in the life of a young person. This framework is the development pathway for young people to reach their full potential. As such we run 4 Junior Performance Academies.
- FUNdamentals Academyage 3 ½ – 6 years old
- Performance Academy age 6 – 10 years old
- Tour Performance Academy age 11 years+
- Tour Performance Elite Academy
The Coaching Programme
The coaching programme allows juniors to acquire all of the golf skills that they will require through a series of skill games and achievement targets. On acquisition of the golf skill, the junior completes a skill assessment, allowing them to win up to 3 points and on completion of 10 skill assessments their points are totalled. If they have achieved 23+ points they win a trophy for that level and progress onto the next that becomes progressively more challenging. Achieving 17-22 points wins a gold medal, 11-16 points a silver medal and 1-10 points a bronze medal however the junior must remain on that level until 23+ points are won.
Classes are held during the week, after school, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 4.00pm onwards. Classes also run throughout the weekend from 11.00am to 6.00pm and places are allocated on both age & ability. Class sizes, to ensure quality of coaching, are restricted to 6-8 juniors only.
Natalie Adams is a PGA Qualified Level 3 Coach, is TPI Level 2 Junior Certified and possesses a fully enhanced CRB check and Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Sport certificate.
If you would like any further details or would like to discuss registering a junior to attend one of the Junior Performance Academies, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.