Coaching Golf to Children
The Coaching Golf to Children elearning course is a broad introduction to coaching golf to children. It is aimed at both people who are new to coaching children and experienced coaches who are looking for a new perspective on their coaching. The course is also suitable for club junior organisers, PE teachers, and parents who are interested in learning more about current best practice.
Section 1 – Reflective Practice
An excellent coach of children looks at their coaching as an ongoing learning experience.
– What is reflective practice?
– Examples of reflective practice
– Qualities of a reflective coach
– Advice for a reflective coach
Section 2 – Children
An excellent coach of children understands the motivational needs of children.
– Motivation and games
– Motivation and process
– Motivation and failure
Section 3 – Parents
An excellent coach of children understands how parents can contribute positively to their children’s development.
– Parents need to know their children are safe
– Parents need to know their children are happy
– Parents need to know their children learning
– Parents need to be involved
Section 4 – Golf Course Play
An excellent coach of children provides enjoyable and appropriate golf course playing experiences.
– Golf Game Sense
– Modifying existing golf courses
– Child-sized golf courses created by the coach
Section 5 – Coaching Through Games
An excellent coach of children provides enjoyable and appropriate games and challenges in coaching sessions.
– What is a games-based approach
– What does the coach do in a games-based approach
– The benefits of a games-based approach
Section 6 – Safety & Managing Groups of Children
An excellent coach of children understands her role in safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.
Section 7 – The Business of Coaching Golf to Children
An excellent coach of children understands the business environment in which he/she works.
– Key words in publicity
– The products on offer
Completing the Course
Delegates must complete all units of the course, which include a number of self-marked “stop & think” exercises and a tutor-marked end-of-course assignment, to be awarded the “Promote Golf Module in Coaching Golf to Children”.
This course also counts towards the “The Children's Golf Coach” Certificate course.
On completion/participation of this course, PGA Professionals will be provided with valid supporting evidence and information from us so that it can be added as a structured formal learning opportunity on their CPD records.
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