If you’re like most junior golfers, your goals include playing and winning in local tournaments, in AJGA, IJGT or other junior tour events, getting a college scholarship, and may even dream of one day playing on the professional tours.
In order to play to your peak potential in todays ultra-competive junior golf scene, you NEED to seriously address EVERY aspect of your training… or your competitors will – and the result will likely be that you get beaten by golfers who have less talent and skill than you do.
Having worked with aspiring competitive junior golfers for over 13 years, these are the most common (and frustrating) complaints that I hear from them and their parents/coaches:
The problem is that almost no one is addressing them, as they relate specifically to junior golfers!
And if I have learned anything in my many years as a Junior Golf Performance Coach, it is this…
There are distinct differences in the way an adult golfer should train, eat and mentally prepare for a round, compared to his 13 year old son or daughter.
Did you know that through extensive studies, it has been determined that there are optimal “windows of opportunity” in regards to training specific elements of a junior athlete?
If a junior athlete misses these windows, their overall potential in each area is compromised… there is a “ceiling” on how much they can improve.
BUT, we are NOT talking about chronological age…. instead we need to track the biological (or developmental) age.
That means that your son or daughter may actually be primed for a specific element of training before or after some of their friends who are the “same age”. We actually have to track growth spurts and then adjust the specifics of training accordingly.
Now, I’m not throwing all of this nerdy exercise science around to impress you, but rather to impress upon you, the vital importance of addressing not only your aspiring junior golfer as part of a group of young athletes, but as an individual.
In my view, it doesn’t matter if your junior just wants to make the high school team, or has aspirations of winning The Masters. They deserve to take advantage of the latest research and knowledge in order to play to their peak potential, stay injury-free, and ENJOY themselves.
The Golf Training For Juniors System Covers it All – Fitness, Nutrition, and Mental Game Strategies
Here’s What Junior Golfers, Parents and Coaches are Saying about Coach Stephen and The Golf Training For Juniors System
Gary Gilchrist, Director of the Gary Gilchrist Academy, previous Director of Golf for the David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academies and the International Junior Golf Academy
“If your son or daughter has a passion for the game of golf and wants to play in college, the best thing that you can do for them is to help make their dreams come true by surrounding them with the right coaches. As they say, champions are made, not born. If you want to give your child a fighting chance, you need to choose a good swing coach and a golf specific strength and mental coach. In the latter category, Stephen Ladd is hands down the best. In the 7 years that my daughter has worked with him, he has never disappointed. He motivates her to strive to become better and stronger, and it shows! Her core strength and agility is unparalleled. Her golf game has constantly improved, never plateaued. Most important is the fact that he has helped her to become a confident and focused young woman.”
After reading his new golf fitness for juniors book I wish I had a book like this when I was a junior because it would have given me a big advantage over my competition. This ebook covers everything from golf specific exercises, to diet, the mental side, preparation for tournaments and on and on. It’s 125 pages of great helpful information. So if you’re a parent of a junior golfer this system is a “must-have” to help them become the best golfer they can and have a big advantage over the other junior golfers.
“I have been training with Coach Stephen since I was eleven, and just recently committed to a university on a golf scholarship. The stuff that I have learned, including my golf fitness workouts, nutrition and mental game have all played a big role in my success in AJGA tournaments through high school, and now being able to play at the college level. I have always felt stronger than my competition, both mentally and physically (I just crushed a 300 yard drive last week!). Big props to Stephen!”
“Coach Stephen, I am impressed with the details and overall depth of material you cover in your book. We have been able to use the information to make important changes to the way that our daughter exercises, eats, and handles her emotions in tournaments. The results have been obvious and continue to add up to better play and less stress. Thank you.”
“This is exactly what we are looking for to introduce our members to the Mental and Fitness side of the game! More and more our kids are looking for that extra advantage when competing against the nations top junior golfers. Your fitness assessment is brilliant and gives each player complete confidence in knowing that the work they are going to put in is specific and appropriate for them. Plus the phases and levels allow them to work up to top golf fitness at their own pace. Our kids are now very excited about improving their bodies and minds to lower their scores! We look forward to continuing to work with you and sharing our success stories.”
“The information provided by “Golf Training for Juniors”provided us with just what our son needed to improve. We have the technical part covered with a great swing coach, but had the sense that certain elements were missing…