Elite Junior Academy – Train to Compete Program

The coaching plan with the Train to Compete program focuses on solidifying core technologies, increasing the athlete’s knowledge base and developing scoring and competitive skills. This year round program exposes athletes to training in technical, tactical, mental, physical, equipment, and health/lifestyle/environmental aspects of performance.

Who is this program for?

The Train to Compete program is designed for Developing competitors playing at a Zone and Regional level (at age appropriate level). Suitable Handicap range is 9 to 18. This is a 12 month program running from September 1st to August 31st. The 12 month program is broken into segments based on evaluation, learning, training and competing.

Train to Compete Program Features

  • Year Round Periodized programming
  • Over 200 hours of Structured Group Coaching per year
  • Led by Gord Melissa, Head Professional at Pheasant Glen, with support from Academy Coaches
  • Standardized Year Plan
  • Junior Membership at Pheasant Glen (includes practice)
  • Support at Select Tournaments (some events mandatory)
  • Academy Player Package (golf bag etc…)
  • Elite Junior Academy binder and materials
  • Access to Industry leading technology – Flightscope, K-Vest, Bodi-Trak, Foresight

Sample Itinerary:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00pm-6:00pm

September:     Full player and equipment assessments

October:     Building a Mechanical and Technical Plan

November, December, January, February:     Indoor full swing work based on each individuals assessment and plan. Short game skills evaluation, assessment, instruction and execution.

March:     Evaluation of off season improvement, on course instruction and competitive games, preparation for Spring tournaments.

April, May, and June:     Students should be playing in Zone competitions on the weekends, Tuesdays are dedicated to past event stats review and discussion, setting goals, determining areas to improve on and build a practice plan for them. Thursdays are skill improvement days and preparation for upcoming events.

July and August:     Prepare and play in Summer Events leading up to Provincial Championships for applicable ages. On site event support from Coaches to watch and learn student tendencies in competition.

*Students in the Train to Compete program can also join the Train for Success program Physical Training in November, December, January and February for an additional monthly fee.

More information

Gord Melissa at gmelissa@pheasantglen.com

Travis Busch at tbusch@pheasantglen.com

Golf Shop 250-752-8786