An Individual Approach
Student-athletes at Bishops Gate Golf Academy don’t just join a program or fit in to a system. A program is built uniquely for each individual based on their goals, aspirations, tournament schedule, strengths and identified areas of improvement.
In an effort to further promote an individualized approach, we introduced the POD coaching model. This model consists of a POD leader with extensive experience and training in junior golf development, directing a POD of senior coaches and students. The POD leader oversees all aspects of the student development from assessments, creating the student blueprint to monitoring and reporting on progress throughout the year.
The Bishops Gate Golf Academy facility is comprised of three practice zones, and each zone includes an area to practice long game, short game and putting. Within the zones, the coach can set up training for technical practice or preparation for competition to ensure that each student is working on a periodized training program.
This model accomplished the following:
- It provides a consistently high level of coaching to avoid any student being left behind.
- It allows for a strategically planned tournament schedule for each individual.
- It allows for a more individual training schedule because students have flexibility within the POD to work on all aspects of their game.
- It creates an interdependent coaching team that allows students to learn from more than just one coach and enables students to tap into the expertise of different coaches.
Besides the clear advantages of the new POD model, academy students also have access seven days a week to the challenging training course at Bishops Gate Golf Academy.
Creating a sense of autonomy and self-sufficiency through great coaching is what gives our students the best tools and preparation for their college careers and beyond.
POD COACHING MODEL
In pursuit of performance excellence, BGGA adopted a collaborative coaching model or the POD Concept. This model creates an interdependent team atmosphere whereby students are exposed to a broader array of coaching skills, strengths, and expertise.
Learn more about how BGGA coaches look at and assess all areas that affect human performance including technical, physical, mental, emotional, social and strategic abilities in the Admissions Guide.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Welcome to the Community!
BGGA recommends that every new student-athlete join our Orientation Program before each fall semester begins. The program is designed primarily to help students get a head start with English language before the academic school year begins, and to take them through an assessment and blueprinting process.
The second aspect of the role of orientation is acclimating students to their new environment. Orientation allows students to get their bearings in their new home. Through guided tours of Montverde Academy and the campus, orientation provides a safe avenue for new students to find their way around. By moving on campus before classes start, the new students are able to learn the ropes and not seem so green by the time the academic and golf training year begins.