BGGA Golf training philosophy and approach is based on these precepts:
Individual-based on student strengths and areas of improvement,
Holistic, focusing on all areas of growth and development,
Promotes long-term athletic development,
Nurture a growth mindset that is open to learn and grow.
The coaching approach is interdependent, innovative and individual. Using the POD system, a team of coaches work with a group of students, to allow more individualization in practice and in competition, also exposing students to more expertise and a variety of coaching skill and experience. Technology plays a key role in providing accurate training blueprints.
Without an accurate gauge of where a student is in all areas of athletic development – functionality, strength & conditioning, technical skill, mental strength, strategic on course skill and personal growth – it is impossible to provide the right plan for their development. Utilizing the best of technological diagnostic tools, combined with many years experience, BGGA students are assessed in all areas throughout the year.
Using the assessment data, an individualized improvement plan or blueprint is created for each student with clear and measurable process goals in all areas of training. Outcomes and goals are easy to set, but the blueprint provides the roadmap for the “how” to achieve those goals. Blueprints are regularly monitored and adjusted based on progress and development.
The training program includes physical training – functionality, strength and conditioning, mental performance training, technical skills training to build mechanics, performance games and challenges to help transfer of skills, on course strategy skills training and tournament competition. Ongoing performance cycle is: process – train – compete – evaluate.
Tournaments provide the competitive environment to test student skills however it is important to build the right schedule based on age, abilities, goals and objectives. Having a mix of tournaments that provide different levels of difficulty is an excellent way to gain experience, be challenged and to build confidence.
STRENGTH + CONDITIONING
A junior golfer’s functional fitness and strength + conditioning are vital to their success on and off the course. For endurance, injury prevention, and to promote peak performance, strength and conditioning is a core part of the golf program at BGGA.
BGGA places a strong emphasis on building mental skills. From creating clear and compelling process goals, learning to focus on the things they cannot control, and developing on course skills to promote grit and perseverance, the mental performance program will help each athlete manage their own tendencies and become mentally stronger.
THE TRAINING FACILITY
The BGGA training facility is second to none, where various challenging golf course conditions are replicated on the range, providing an environment that builds performance skills
THE COACHING TEAM
Led by Golf Magazine’s Top 100 instructor Kevin Smeltz.
THE GOLF PROGRAM
Learn about BGGA’s fact-based approach to golf development.