Sleep and the teenage athlete – Are you getting enough?

By Karen Harrison, Director of Health and Athletic Development   How often have we heard that we sleep approximately one-third of our lives away?  Considered essential to our survival, it is also important to realize that obtaining good quality sleep, in sufficient amounts, has significant effects not only on your health but your ability to…
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Preparation For Competition

­Preparation For Competition by Kevin Smeltz, Director of Golf How do I get ready for a tournament? This question is asked quite often, especially from students after taking a break for the holidays here at Bishops Gate. This is relevant right now since our players are currently on break from school. The first thing to…

Periodized Training & Active Rest

­Periodized Training & Active Rest by Jonathan Yarwood   It has been scientifically validated that the traditional practice regimen of ‘block practice’ or staying in one place, hitting one shot with a pile of balls over and over is counter-productive. On a number of levels it simply does not work. The player may gain a…

Lessons in Leadership: The BGGA Ambassador Program

Lessons in Leadership: The BGGA Ambassador Program Yukie Sasaki – Senior BGGA Ambassador   The theory of Leadership can be taught in a classroom setting, but it is more effectively learned through experience.  The ideal is for a combination of both, which is what we offer at BGGA, with Lessons in Leadership on Sunday evenings,…

Why Character and Mission Always Lead

Why Character and Mission Always Lead     Life is full of ups and downs, and it is how you deal with the challenges and failures in life that sets you apart.  Imagine a bad break in golf, a bad line call in tennis, or an unfair challenge as you are about to score in…
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