Player Development encompasses all the non technical and physical skills we need to excel in golf. The 5 areas of Player Development are integrated into every part of our program and every day of our training. Player Development skills are vital to the success of each student and strengthen the technical and physical performance of our athletes.
Personal development activities improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.
Our personal development frameworks include setting goals or benchmarks that define the end-points, strategies and plans for reaching goals, measurement and assessment of our progress, levels or stages that define milestones along a development path, and a feedback system to provide information on changes.
Our athletes are trained to out think their opponents on the golf course. Through regular classroom learning and mental development exercises, we teach our students to overcome mental barriers, take their practice game to tournaments, and boost their golf confidence.
Mental Development, is what allows the mind and body to work together in perfect synchronicity; it’s what helps athletes play with confidence, focus, motivation, and resiliency while minimizing nerves and anxiety.
Our athletes learn to think well and order their habits of mind as a competitive athlete at an early age. We establish rituals and routines early in their life that create comfort and peace of mind during pressure-filled situations. We use a combination of classroom time, individual one-on-one coaching and advanced strategies to empower each athlete to leverage the capabilities of his subconscious mind in commanding consistent high performance. For our young athletes, we also focus on identity and character formation, where self-discipline, confidence and poise are the deliverables. This facet of our system creates a strong competitive advantage for our athletes.
Course Management – Strategy
Every golf decision involves a trade-off between risk and reward. Understanding these risks and rewards is the key to creating the best strategy for each golf course and condition we face. We teach our students these techniques and strategies through classroom lessons and on course instructions. Students use these lessons for creating plans for their tournament rounds and practice.
Expert-level performance is primarily the result of expert-level practice NOT due to innate talent. Teaching our students how to practice like an expert is one of the most important skills they will learn and vital to them reaching their full potential. Students practice is monitored and recorded weekly to ensure students are utilizing their practice time to achieve maximum results.