BE YOUR BEST SELF.
IJGA Bishops Gate inspires student-athletes to be their best coach.
Character, determination, grit, self-confidence, self-esteem, sociability are character traits are more likely built through sports.
Student-athletes join the International Junior Golf Academy to improve their golf and academic skills and give themselves the opportunity to play college and possibly professional golf. At IJGA, we believe that their personal development journey is just as important to give students the mental stamina and perseverance they need to overcome the challenges ahead.
When we espouse that the mission of IJGA is to inspire excellence of golf skill and character in our students, it is not just a statement but a calling that we take very seriously.
As part of our mission, IJGA has developed a full nine-month student development curriculum to educate and encourage students to change, evolve, grow and be a better version of themselves. Building character takes effort and artistry, and the humility and grace to allow yourself to be molded and shaped by life circumstances and your own limitations and weaknesses.
If at the end of their stay at IJGA, students are more humble than proud, more empathetic than self-serving, and more grateful than expectant. They will have started their journey on the road to character. Building character takes a lifetime, but a fulfilled life is created, not given to us, and we craft it by making good decisions and building good habits over time that will serve us well for the rest of our lives.
- We are exceptionally proud of our Peer Group, who share the common experience of making sacrifices in leaving home, often having the courage to study in a foreign country, in a foreign language, and having the ambition for greatness as a professional golfer or at least an outstanding college golf experience.
- The student influences on each other is amazing, and we manage this with light touch.
- Senior students are elected as role model Ambassadors and participate in fortnightly Leadership programs.
- All students participate in weekly Character sessions based on the college athlete Habitude program.