The Dominant Force in Junior Golf
IJGA prepares student-athletes for college through golf, academic, and personal development. We offer world-class facilities, an unmatched peer group, and an expert coaching staff with decades of experience.
Understanding IJGA’s 3-Factor approach to Student Development
At IJGA, we take a holistic approach to golf development. It’s not enough just to work a student’s athletic abilities. We also focus on their personal and academic development, setting students up for future success.
Student-athletes at IJGA don’t just join a program or fit into a system. A program is uniquely built for each player based on their goals and aspirations. An individual golf development program covers the following areas:
IJGA has designed a nine-month student development curriculum to educate and encourage students to change, evolve, grow, and be a better version of themselves, including the following areas of focus:
- Disc training for self-management
- Emotional intelligence training
- Character program
- Captains leadership program
- Volunteer opportunities
- Develop self-sufficiency, strategic thinking, and independent decision-making skills
Along with golf and personal development, we place a high value on academic achievement. At IJGA, students receive the following educational benefits:
- Excellent education through Montverde Academy
- IJGA’s Education Center provides academic support
- Professional and peer tutoring available
- A dedicated college planning and placement team
WHY CHoose IJGA?
WORLD-CLASS GOLF FACILITIES
Our 20-acre golf range has multiple hitting areas, putting greens, and chipping bunker greens providing extensive training opportunities for students. The range has floodlit covered hitting bays and floodlit bunker and chipping greens allowing for training deep into the evenings. Students at our academy have priority access to the golf course, including the use of golf carts, for practice and fun! Students have unlimited course access throughout the day.
PERSONALIZED TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Students benefit from a personalized tournament schedule. They enjoy a wide range of tournament options like high-level invitationals, American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), Federation of Mexican Golf (FMG), and International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Elite and Regular events. Players competing in the IJGT events earn points for our Race to Scotland (RTS), based on net scores.
We are committed to the highest level of academic development and as such partner with the world-renowned Montverde Academy. Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory academy founded in 1917, ranked in the top 20 of notable private schools in the USA, out of a total of 36,000 schools. Additionally, we offer supplemental academic support through teacher-led study halls and professional and peer tutoring.
COLLEGE PLACEMENT AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT
IJGA has a dedicated and experienced College Planning and Placement team who guide students through the intricacies of the application and placement process. We are fully-active with students through all grades, starting in the 9th grade and culminating in placing the students into college during the 12th grade, if not before.
IJGA is committed to providing a great level of support to its students. As such, senior staff are partners in IJGA, making them owners in the business, motivating them to provide the best service to students and parents.
Students enjoy a home away from home with living rooms and kitchens to do their own cooking and entertaining. Rather than a dorm-style living situation, these homes replicate family-style living. Students from the ages 14 -18 live together, creating their own family support units.
CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
We have an active character program throughout the year for all students to teach valuable life and character building skills. We have adopted a Captains Program to give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and learn how to influence and mentor others.