NX JUNIOR GOLF LEARNING SYSTEM
Juniors learn differently from adults.
In addition to the right equipment, juniors need a balanced program that keeps them excited and challenged by the game. Too much instruction can be off putting, too little and they become bored, develop poor habits and lose interest in the game.
The NX JDP Program will be powered by the NX Junior Golf Learning Program. NX Junior Golf Program is a 5 level learning program, numbered 1-5 and colour coded to represent the different tees of a golf course.
Holistic Approach to Junior Development
Within each of the 5 levels, juniors will cover all aspects of the game. This holistic approach ensures each junior develops both as a golfer and as a person, bringing success both on and off the course. The 6 areas they cover are:
- Knowledge (Rules, Etiquette, Equipment and Sportsmanship)
As juniors complete the necessary physical or written elements of each section, they will record their progress on there Level Bag Tag. This provides clarity and motivation as to the areas in which they are excelling and the be awarded their Level Certification. Once they have completed all 6 areas they can move to the next level.
The technical section covers the fundamental technical positioning and body motions requires for individual components of the long game, short game, putting and specialist shots. Technical components will be taught based on motion based principles which allow for correct development amd flexibility for individual flair based on the uniqueness of each junior.
The mental game is at the core of the NX Junior Golf Program. Technical skill acquistion is only a small part of the process. The technical skills are like the hardware of a computer and the mental game or brain is like the operating system. By helping juniors incorporate crucial mental concepts we ensure accerlerated development rates.
Physical fitness, combined with diet and nutrition are essential for health and optimal performance. We have a structured physical fitness program designed by Sports Science Specialists in the UK incorporated in to the weekly program. Juniors will be benchmarked on core physical necessities to ensure physical progression in addition to technical ones.
Every quarter there will be additional intensive fitness only sessions to further boost physical fitness and development.All physical fitness exercises and suggested plans will be available online through the NX Junior Golf Edufii platform.
Juniors will develop knowledge of the rules, etiquette, history and traditions of the game. In addition they will gain knowledge of the game and technicalities like understanding ball flights etc to further enhance their development.
Central to the program is using the learning of golf as platform to develop as people. Cultivating values such as honesty, integrity, growth mindset, work ethic etc are paramount.
Learning Styles and Time Frames
Using brain based learning principles that are appropriate for each age level combined with challenge point and constraints based training, juniors will be given a learning environment to excel in. Guidelines for each individual level are outlined below:
Gold Tee Level (Beginners) – 6-12 Months**
Red Tee Level (Intermediate) – 12-18 months**
White Tee Level (Intermediate) – 12-18 months**
Blue Tee Level (Advanced) – 18-24 months**
Black Tee Level (Advanced) – 18-24 months**
** Timelines are used for parental guidance but are not fixed. Juniors will be moved to appropriate levels when proficiency in all areas has been achieved.
A parent and student orientation day will be held prior to the classes and all students and parents are required to attend. This orientation will set out the long term development plan that is place and help juniors, parents and coaches understand their roles fully to ensure maximum enjoyment and development.