Paul Aitkens is back – this time not representing the Golf Foundation, but talking about his participation coaching business Enrichment Golf and growing junior membership at golf clubs. Junior Golf membership – the how, who, when and where My guest – Paul Aitkens (@PaulTheGolfPro, @EnrichmentGolf). I want to provide people with not necessarily the groundbreaking […]
The next guest is another full-time junior coach – how did he get to having over 200 kids at his weekly junior sessions? Attracting and retaining children in the Little Golfers programme My guest – Andy Little (@AndyLGolfPro, LittleGolfers.net). I wanted the kids to feel like they were part of something… Realising it or not, […]
A bit of a different episode – this time, the focus is not on a coach, but an organisation that supports coaches. Many, many topics covered. This episode will be of particular interest to golf coaches based in Great Britain – but still should be very useful to coaches, coach educators and golf developers worldwide. […]
Get inspired to have an impact on the game and young people’s lives with today’s guest! The future of golf is in your hands My guest – Rick Grayson (@RickGraysonGolf, www.rickgraysongolf.com). You could take an adult and ask them who their eighth grade English teacher was, and there is a good chance they wouldn’t remember. […]
Having spoken to one of the business partners as the very first episode of the Participation Coaching Podcast (Neil Plimmer), here is a follow-up and an update with a new guest! Lessons learned from a new junior coaching business My guest – Nevil Perryman-Best (@NevilPB). Don’t fool for people saying “you can’t make money from […]
Having experimented with many different junior coaching formats throughout the years, Ryan and Matt can now show that what they do works. Kids are playing more rounds of golf and playing better (losing strokes) while staying in the program for a long time. How did they get there?
An interview with junior golf coach Thomas Devine. Throughout the conversation, an interesting theme emerged – of change and continuous development. Thomas provides numerous examples of things he used to believe in regards to his junior coaching (or the way his programme is structured), but no longer does.
Following a previous episode with Kate Tempesta, let’s continue the topic of coaching the very youngest golfers. How early does your program start? Matching your offer to the environment you’re in My guest – Nicole Weller (@Stick2Sports, website). I wrote Stick to Sports: Let’s Play Golf because I watched adults try to teach kids in […]
Onto the second interview in the junior series. This time focusing on the very youngest golfers! Engaging 3-8 year olds through age-appropriate coaching My guest – Kate Tempesta (@PLAYgolfNYC, Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy). Kate is one of the few golf coaches that focus on the youngest golfers, working mainly with 3-8 year olds. It is not […]