Learn to Play continues mastery of movement skills and introduces golf specific skills

Train to play

  • Continued development and mastery of fundamental skills. Add more advanced skills.
  • Skill acquisition is 70% of this phase.
  • Monthly screening for Fundamental and Sports Skills to track progress.
  • Promote endurance and speed with fast moving games.
  • Weight and length of golf clubs still critical.
  • 30% of activities use body weight, medicine balls, and swiss balls to develop stability.
  • Dynamic warm-ups for mobility.
  • 9 holes of fun, on-course activities each week.
  • Minimum of 2 sessions a week at 90 minutes each.
  • Golf shots, green reading, face alignment, course management and score keeping introduced and practiced.
  • 30% competition : 70% training.
  • Limit child to two to three sports.
  • Males 8-11 years old, females 9-12 years old.




 

Train to Play is the critical phase of learning golf skills.

Train to play

  • Children are physically literate and excel FMS and FSS
  • Growth spurts happen here.
  • Focus on speed, power and strength and leverage the second speed window.
  • Fitness is 40% of the training. Includes body prep, mobility, stability and strength, cardiovascular conditioning and recovery activities.
  • Play 36-54 holes each week and practice 2-3 times a week.
  • Practice golf skills 20-40 hour each week including playing time.
  • Custom fit clubs are appropriate.
  • Competition 60% : training 40%.
  • Have a USGA handicap and play 6000 or more yard courses.
  • 10-12 competitions per year.
  • Know the rules, and have good control of their own game.
  • Limit other sports to two.
  • 12-16 years old for males, and 11-15 for females.
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