Think Differently. Train Differently. GLT Golf Coach Education Workshop
Our goal in this golf coach clinic & training is to provide golf coaches a base line understanding of sports psychology and effective practice in a digestible and practical format. Each attendee will receive instruction crafted to help make better use of the golf range & mentally prepare golfers to play competitive golf, all designed to help golfers enjoy playing golf more while eventually reaching a higher level of performance
- Governors Towne Club
- Acworth, GA 30101
- May 7th
- 9am - 3pm
HOW DOES OUR WORKSHOP RUN?
This workshop is split into 4 parts by having 2 presentations and 2 practical application sections.
Session 1 – What is the Goal of Sports Psychology?
This session provides attendees a specific definition of what sports psychology is and why golfers will benefit from more effective thinking. This is a 20-30 minute Power Point presentation that contains video of elite golfers failing, then succeeding to think effectively during high pressure situations. It also provides simple diagrams that will help attendees understand concepts such as Process Vs Outcome Focus.
Session 2 – Practical Application
What is learned in the classroom is now key. After attendees develop knowledge of what sports psychology is and why it helps golfers, they must now learn how to teach it. Using my OSVEA pre-shot framework, coaches will engage in practical challenges and mental drills that help actively discover mental processes that enhance performance. Upon completion of the session, discussions take place about how coaches can provide their students this experience and practical tools they can use to do so.
Session 3 – Why is Effective Practice Important?
Creation of an effective learning environment is vital if players are going to develop the psychological habits discussed in Sessions 1 and 2. This session is a 20-30 minute Power Point presentation that educates coaches on what different practice strategies they can use to help players transfer their range game to the golf course, and why these work.
Session 4 – Practical Application
Attendees are now shown how to engage students in this type of practical practice. This provides attendees the ability to set up the golf range, structure tasks and create an optimally challenging environment for learning golf. At the end of this session, we stress the importance of practicing in this manner, as it will help students learn to apply psychological habits of excellence that were discussed in Sessions 1 and 2.