Children learn best when the environment created for them is fun, task specific & clear, and free of performance pressure… The following is a ‘recipe’ for developing healthy junior golfers/athletes. This ‘recipe’ is taken from Mr. Chuck Hogan’s book Golf & The Intelligence of Play:
“This is a rare dish, only for the most discriminating of palates. Many of your guests will like its presentation, while few will appreciate your efforts.
Unlimited amounts of unconditional acceptance
A limited number of rules without ambiguity
Every spice of play you can find
Lots and lots of various models
A pinch of technical advice.”
An excellent resource on coaching & supporting junior athletes is The Positive Coaching Alliance, www.positivecoach.org.