A pillar of IJGA’s developmental success is our fitness program. From the moment our students step foot on IJGA they are assessed on a variety of physical tests. In addition, factors such as mentality and nutrition are tracked. We tackle the challenge of individual improvement from a holistic approach. There is an array of factors that affect each and every one of us differently. This is why no one dietary or physical plan will work across the board. To develop successful junior golfers, we must meet them exactly where they are at and nurture them along each step of their journey.
What is so special about IJGA? We are here 24/7 for our students to deeply understand their needs and strengthen their weaknesses. Karen Harrison, our Director of Health and Athletic Development, and Sebastian Brown, our Director of Fitness guide our students through every step of their fitness journey. They ensure the proper movement and techniques to prevent injury and to gain results quickly. The fitness schedule is set up to host group sessions twice a week with optional courses woven in. In balance with fitness schedule, Coaches Grant, Manuel, Julieta, Andres, Hugh, John, Gary, Drake, Camilo, and Dimitri take off to the course twice daily. Our students train for 3 hours every day always supervised by their POD leader.
At IJGA we believe in the balance of a multitude of factors to help our students level up their golf. This includes our Fitness Program, Coaching Program, and Mental Performance Program. These factors in turn help to unlock technical planning, developing tournament strategy, and on-course-strategy. The use of regular assessment testing to create blueprints with attainable goals helps our student to know exactly where they are at and where they have come from. From here we innate evaluation and reflection. This allows our players to become conscious of the cycles and swells they experience not just in golf but also in life. They know when it’s time to reset and start the process again to achieve the next goal.