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Golf Preparatory Academy


At Premier Golf Academy, we believe in the holistic approach with our students. The holistic approach looks at all aspects of the individual—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The interaction between a coach and an athlete is a very important relationship. When we are involved as a coach in an athlete’s life, we are not just agreeing to instruct the athlete or make him/her faster, stronger, and play better. We are also agreeing to build trust, care about his/her hardships, help him/her overcome challenges and ultimately take an interest in him/her as a person as well as an athlete.

The starting point in this process for each student is an in-depth evaluation. Our whole team is involved to evaluate the student technically, physically, and mentally to determine strengths and weakness. We then create a custom improvement plan for each student that includes private, small group, and classroom training. Students are tracked weekly for performance and improvement and adjustments to their plan are made as they progress.

Full-Time students have the unique advantage of attending school at one of our partner schools for academic program, followed by spending the remaining portion of their day training with our highly skilled and experienced coaching team. Over the course of the program, our team of professionals will develop Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose in each of our students, ultimately creating a new generation of self-directed student-athletes who are fully prepared to handle the rigors of collegiate life.
Personally directed and overseen by Top 10 Instructor Bret Knutson, our team of highly trained and experienced professionals are second to none and provide students with the individual attention and support they need to succeed.

Player Development

Personal Development

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.

Golf Psychology

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 synchrony; it’s what helps athletes play with confidence, focus, motivation, and resiliency while minimizing nerves and anxiety.

Champion’s Mindset

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.

Athletic Development

Premier Golf Academy & Velocity Sports Performance in San Diego partnered to provide the most comprehensive Athletic and Performance Development system available. Premier Golf Academy students have complete access to their fully-integrated system of training, mindset, nutrition and recovery, both at Velocity Pro Training facility and onsite at Premier Golf Academy. Our students will gain a tremendous advantage in their path of development with this partnership.

Velocity Sports Performance is one of the largest performance training companies in the world, with a longstanding history of developing athletes of all ages, sports and skill levels to compete and win at the highest possible level. Our unique integrated system of performance development combines physical training with mindset, nutrition and recovery protocols that help govern all 24 hours of the day for aspiring champions.

Our coaches are the most experienced, passionate and credentialed in the industry. They work with the most elite athletes, but have a particular expertise in the development of young athletes and increasing their performance capacity starting at the earliest possible age. Our program range experience covers athletes from 7-8-year-olds to professional and Olympic-level athletes. Our breadth of coaching experience, sports background and human performance disciplines uniquely positions our team to serve the athletes and families of the Premier Golf Academy.

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Performance Training

Physical training is preparation for competition, and must be rigorous and strenuous while instilling a passion for training in the younger athlete. The “stress” applied in training is designed to produce powerful adaptations in each athlete that lead to predictable growth in their capacity to produce high performance, both on and off the field of play. Our training breeds the “total athlete”, with strength, power, flexibility and endurance tailored to essential human movements, and the unique demands of golf. As a result, our athletes are confident, poised and resilient, and continually look for opportunities to compete and win under any conditions.

Optimized Nutrition

As important to athlete development as their performance training and physical preparation, nutrition is the foundation of all strength, performance, and recovery. We teach and coach our athletes early and often on how to optimize their intake, quality, and supplementation to feed their bodies and minds for high performance. We provide meal plans, shopping guides, meal preparation and even delivery for those clients wanting the very best for their quest to optimize their health, wellness and performance.

Enhanced Recovery

The athlete that recovers the fastest is always the best athlete. We coach our athletes on how to properly and prudently integrate recovery protocols ranging from sleep quality, breathing and meditation, infrared sauna, cryotherapy, stretching and soft tissue work. With our focus developing elite-level youth athletes, we take great pride in helping our clients and their families cut through all the hype of various modalities to use that which is most efficacious and beneficial. We also have a strong network of sports medicine professionals in the event of pain, injury and rehabilitation needs that may arise.

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