Parent

INFORMATION

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

Golf is fun! Children can do it with their friends or as a bonding activity with you. It makes them feel good. Yet, tread carefully, as children will learn to dislike golf quite quickly if it is not fun, or if they can't do it. They may begin to feel pressured to play by you or their coach. as there is too much emphasis placed on the competition that it might physically hurt them. So remember to keep it fun and engaging!

Remember to make sure that any golf related activity is fun! Let your child(ren) show you the things they like doing when taking them to the range. Once they've had enough, its time to go home; Don't over do it! Monitor their growth velocity.

 

Yet, here is what you want to avoid;


Teaching juniors to play golf is a highly specialised skill, so leave it to us. Children don't quite understand what you're saying anyway. Making mistakes, doing things wrong and being able to work it out for themselves is a critical part of the learning process, so no coaching cues, unless we instruct it!

 

And remember: Don't force them to play or practice if they don't want to!

Your child(ren) should be good at things such as running, hopping, jumping, skipping and landing. They should be well balanced, agile, coordinated, possess well-developed kicking, throwing, catching and striking skills and have great spatial and body awareness, and all before they try to learn to play golf.

 

If any of these fundamental skills are missing, learning to play golf is more difficult and your child(ren) may never reach their potential in golf or any other sport they choose to play. Cross training allows us to teach the basic movements of the golf swing without having to talk about it as much because our goal is to build a love for the game.
 

Broadly, there are two different types of sports; Early Specialization Sports (gymnastics, diving, etc), where you must excel at an early age to compete at an elite level, and Late Specialization Sports (golf, baseball etc), where most professional athletes spend 10 or more years honing their skills.


If a child who is learning to play golf is trained as if they are doing an Early Specialization Sport, it likely that they will develop physical imbalances, overuse injuries, burn out and have underdeveloped FMS. Cross training using sports that develop the overall athletic ability, and that has a high transfer of skill into golf will give them their best chance of achieving their potential. We must also make sure that any equipment your child uses is lightweight and easy to grasp.

A screening is a series of simple activities that we conduct periodically to help assess the development of your child(ren)’s Fundamental Movement Skills and Fundamental Sports Skills. The information gained from the screening allows us to prescribe games and activities to your child(ren) in the training program that will develop any areas that need attention.

Driver: Lightweight kids hybrid, preferably with 25 loft or more.


Irons: Lightweight 6 or 7 iron, again with plenty of loft


Lightweight pitching or sand wedge (you guessed it, plenty of loft)


Putter: Lightweight


All clubs should be tailored for length and no cut downs! Cute little golf bags and buggies are also optional.

Lastly, remember that not all kids develop at the same rate. Some are early maturers and some are late maturers. The good news? We take those factors into consideration. Maturity and development cannot be forced; We all go through it at some point. Allow your child(ren) to take the time they need to develop into a young aspiring golfer. Forcing them to perform skills that they are not ready for may ultimately be disastrous for them in the long run.

How do I get my child interested in golf?

Training

Screening: What is it?

Four essential clubs your 5 - 9 year-old(s) needs!

Credit: Titleist Performance Institute Junior 2 Program

Credit: Titleist Performance Institute Junior 2 Program

Credit: Titleist Performance Institute Junior 2 Program

Credit: Titleist Performance Institute Junior 2 Program

Contact

Locations: 

Markham/Richmond Hill/

Scarborough/Vaughan, ON.

​​

Tel: 647-409-9427

golfandperformance@gmail.com

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

Name *

Email *

Subject

Message

© 2017 by Claire Creations