“As a coach you need to build up a relationship with the youngsters in you’re care. The better you know them as people the more you can influence them as players” – Judy Murray

Person

Athlete

Player

Mission Statement –

To have a positive influence on personal growth through the game of golf, whilst helping players to achieve their aspirations and develop sport specific skills.

No matter the level of ability or age, all junior coaching I do is “person centred” ensuring juniors best interests are at the heart of everything taking place.

The 4 C’s

Competence – Confidence – Character – Connection

All coaching is centred around the 4 C’s, with the focus on these areas the mission statement takes care of its-self. Developing sport specific skills (competence) having confidence in their ability to play the sport (confidence) develop a relationship with the coach & peers (connection) developing sportsmanship, integrity, empathy etc (character)

The Immediate experience

Kid’s don’t think about the long-term, they think about the short term. Juniors aren’t concerned with the 4 C’s, they are concerned with the experience they have every golf lesson. My focus every sessions is to  provide a positive experience for each junior.

To create a positive immediate experience the junior coaching is heavily game based. Games are a great way to create engagement which leads to fun and enjoyment. Juniors will only have a positive immediate experience if they are having fun and enjoying themselves

Kids love playing games! If designed appropriately games within golf coaching can do exactly what video games do. Through playing the game they get better at it and they enjoy it. There are several things a successful game provides to juniors within the coaching environment–

Challenge but do-able
Sense of mastery
Implicit learning
Choice
Learning through failure
Support when needed
Relatable
Variability

In a nutshell my goal is that entry level juniors are continually developing as people, athletes and golfers whislt enjoying the process.

Aspiring / Elite Juniors

Juniors need to trust the coach they work with and a rapport be created. This sequencing mentioned not only allows that to happen but also helps to develop skills beyond that of just golf.

“performance is a behaviour not an outcome”

It’s vital that juniors with aspirations in golf focus on the process not the result, with the focus on the process results will take care of themselves. If juniors commit to the process and do the best they can with what they have at any current time they are performing well. As a coach that is the most I can ask for.

Junior rates –

Initial assessment / creating a yearly plan – (2 hours) £35

2 hour coaching session £70.00

1 hour coaching session £35.00

45 minute coaching session £25.00

6 Month Junior Coaching Program – £126 per month

24 x 1 hour lessons over 6 months, unlimited access and use of coach now where appropriate

6 month junior coaching program – £65 per month

12 x 1 hour lessons over 6 months, unlimited access and use of coach now where appropriate

6 month junior coaching program – £44 per month

8 x 1 hour golf lesson over 6 months, unlimited access and use of coach now where appropriate.

6 Month Junior Coaching Program – £90 per month

24 x 45 minute lessons over 6 months, unlimited access and use of coach now where appropriate

6 month junior coaching program – £46 per month

12 x 45 minute lessons over 6 months, unlimited access and use of coach now where appropriate.

6 month junior coaching program – £32 per month

8 x 45 minute lessons over 6 months, unlimited access and use of coach now where appropriate.

Individual lessons can be booked on days / times to suit

If you would like to chat further or to book in please get in touch

Rob@cga-golf.com / 07718123557

    Each week I give out the “star golfer” award, this is picked from all juniors attending weekly sessions. The weekly winner then keeps the trophy for a week before returning. Star golfer is not necessarily for the golfer playing the best or hitting the best shots but for those who display a good attitude, put in lots of effort, listen well, help others, show improvement through effort, always try their best, never giving up etc.

    At the end of each term I then give out the “super star” group, this is awarded to a group at the end of term that have show star golfer attributes continually throughout the group for the length of a term.

    Term time courses

    Monday 4 & 5.15

    Tuesday 4 & 5.15

    Thursday 4 & 5.15

    Saturday 8.55 10, 11.05, 12.10, 1.30, 2.35

    Sunday 9.15, 10.30 & 11.45

    Any child from age 4 to 12 inc. who wants to get the most fun and progress out of this wonderful sport.

    Term time coaching is £9 per session, 20% sibling discount also available. Payment for the weekly group coaching is done upfront for the term. There is a maximum of 2 sessions per term that can deducted for any sessions the juniors can’t attend during the term. The first group session is free.

    Maximum group size is 8 juniors

    Individual lessons

    £25 – 45 minutes

    £35 – 1 hour

    Individual lessons can be booked on days / times to suit.

    All group sessions follow the same behavior system, ensuring appropriate behavior is being adhered to in all sessions. One of the things I like to think the juniors can learn in the sessions away from golf, is life skills, interacting with others, dealing with adversity, never giving up etc, behaving appropriately is certainly one of these. It’s not fair to those who have exemplary behavior that I spend time on those who don’t. A lot of effort goes into the sessions, creating games / activities that I feel create the most learning opportunities and fun / enjoyment. I want the juniors to get the most from each session I put on and not let inappropriate behavior get in the way of that.  I ensure all juniors within the group fully understand this system and almost create a contract with each group. It is clear what they can expect from me and what I then expect from them in return. This encompasses all general behavior, listening, how you treat other juniors in the group, respecting the equipment, following instructions etc.

    The system – 

    First instance of breaking the agreed contract results in a warning, doing it again is a yellow card resulting in 10 / 15 minutes sitting out, a third time (red card) is sitting out the remainder of the session. I will speak to parents after the session for any juniors who get a yellow or red card and let them know what it was for etc.

    Below is a video explaining in more detail the junior program. Specifically what I’m trying to achieve within the coaching, how I go about doing that, how parents can help with that and some misconceptions within junior golf. Hopefully through watching this parents can be guided as to best practice with their children in golf, ultimately benefiting juniors.