The Junior Golf AcademyONE is an innovative approach toward golf improvement. Based on the principles of Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD), the Junior
Golf AcademyONE uses physical and mental activities that are appropriate to a child's biological age.
These activities are challenging but rewarding. Young athletes will gain strength, quickness, speed, agility, balance and confidence. Most importantly,
they will have a great time doing all of it!
The "FUNdamental Cyclone" and the "S.M.A.S.H Zone" are the program's core. Athletes will kick, hit, throw, putt, catch and chip. There are wrist release
stations, strength building stations and stations where children will begin developing explosiveness. Built into each station are exercises and movements
that enable athletes to learn the fundamentals of athleticism and golf. Instructors at the TPI Junior Academy teach young minds and young bodies how to
be the best they can be, and we do it in an incredibly fun and engaging atmosphere.
Children participate in a 60-minute session each week. The 60 minutes include a warm-up and cool down, team-building activities and up to 12 stations
in the The "FUNdamental Cyclone" or the "S.M.A.S.H Zone."
Athletes develop their skill and achieve higher hat colors similar to how kids go through the karate belt colors. There are 10 hat colors in the program,
here is the example of the Beginner / Intermediate and Advanced hat colors: Click here
see all 10 hat levels.
Beginner/Novice [Age 4 - 7]
The novice levels should focus on establishing the basics of the game; Swing, Skill and Playing. Gradings are made up largely of outcome based demonstrations
of swing fundamentals by the junior. Any skills tests included require a 25% success rate for that particular test to pass at these early levels.
The Intermediate levels continue to build on the foundation created in the Novice levels. More skills are taught and each grading progressively introduces
more skills tests that have to be successfully completed in order to pass the grading. By Blue Green Stripe Cap Grading, most of the skills tests require
a 50% success rate to pass that particular test.
The Advanced levels require highly developed shotmaking and playing standards in order to pass the gradings, which implies a well developed swing. The
Black Silver Stripe Cap Grading requires amongst other things a low single figure handicap and most of the skills tests contained within the grading require
a two-thirds success rate to pass the individual test.
A TPI Black Silver Stripe Cap junior golfer will be well on the way to becoming a feared competitor!