Record number of coaches achieve Certification through U.S. Kids Golf
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. – Due to high demand, the U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute is adding three more Certification Seminars to its Fall schedule. These full-day classes provide golf professionals with research-based content and tools designed to help them deliver a more fun environment for young players while providing a clear path for improvement and retention. All seminars since April have been conducted via Virtual meetings, allowing for more participants from around the world to take part.
Each seminar educates golf professionals on best practices learned from more than 20 years leading the world in kids golf, including an introduction to game-based teaching, use of a structured learning program, the importance of properly fit equipment in developing swing speed, and how to scale the game for youth golfers. Seminar presenters include U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute Vice President John Bryan, U.S. Kids Golf Director of Player Development and PGA Master Professional John Godwin and U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher and Director of the U.S. Kids Golf Academy Jim Hardy.
Both PGA of America and LPGA Professionals earn continuing education credits for their participation in the seminars. Additional credits may be earned by completing the optional Positive Coaching Alliance test, which is an additional component of the seminar training.
U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach Seminar Schedule
|Monday, Nov. 23|
|Wednesday, Dec. 2|
|Tuesday, Dec. 15|
About U.S. Kids Golf
U.S. Kids Golf is the world’s leading organization for growing, promoting, and enhancing golf among youth and families. Founded in 1997, U.S. Kids Golf offers equipment in three distinct lines of clubs in up to 10 sizes. The U.S. Kids Foundation hosts more than 1600 tournaments globally – including the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship held annually in Pinehurst, NC; and its Coaches Institute includes over 1500 members around the world. The Foundation also owns and operates Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC, a “Living Laboratory” of golf’s best practices and newest ideas to make golf a better game for everyone. In 2018 and 2020, U.S. Kids Golf has recognized by the National Golf Foundation as one of their biannual “Top 100 Businesses in Golf” based on influence, innovation, and social good among other criteria.
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