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Setting Junior Golfers Up For Success

Junior golf is a pivotal phase in a young golfer’s journey brimming with enjoyment, possibility, and opportunity. It offers an exceptional chance to prepare for the future and establish lasting positive habits that develop both mind and body. By nurturing positive habits and fostering their love for the game at this stage we can provide a launchpad for future success.

Healthy Habits for Junior Golfers!

To make use of this unique time in their lives requires cultivating a healthy lifestyle and striving to be a positive role model. Instilling healthy habits off the course can be as crucial to a junior golfer’s success as ensuring proper swing mechanics. These lifestyle habits are crucial to a junior golfer’s success because they allow their brain and body to grow and thrive. The biggest bang for your buck in terms of development comes down to what we eat and drink, how we sleep and what we do.

Nutrition for Junior Golfers

What we eat and drink and the habits surrounding these have huge impacts on a junior golfer’s level of success for years to come. This is crucial because as a junior is developing they need proper nutrition in order to build their body and their mind. Proper nutrition will allow the body’s physical structure to develop properly and optimize hormone levels. Hydration is also vitally important as a junior is playing and competing. Not only to replace what they lose from activity but also because water plays a huge role in regulating the body’s many complex systems which we need for optimal growth and development.

Sleep Importance for Junior Golfers

Sleep is a powerhouse for growth and is vitally important to the developing athlete. When we sleep, the body works overtime to repair and grow. In a developing athlete, the opportunity to get plenty of restful sleep cannot be missed. Sleep will affect everything from tissue and brain formation to their levels of fatigue in competition. Instilling habits of bedtime routines and ensuring enough time for restful sleep is critical to their future success.

Training for Junior Golfers

In the case of the junior golfer, what we do comes down to playing and exercising. Exercise is crucial to physical development and building good habits around it contributes to future success. Training with the guidance of an experienced professional develops the physical characteristics necessary for success in golf (strength, power, mobility, speed). Importantly, it also reduces their risk of injury from competition by making their muscles, bones and connective tissue stronger and more resilient. Creating these habits as a junior will go a long way toward propelling them miles ahead of their peers in the future.  Junior and collegiate golf becomes more competitive by the season and gaining any advantage is as important as ever. Physical development is among the most powerful opportunities a junior golfer has because so much their future is in front of them.

At P4S Golf, our world-class coaches offer personalized programs for local junior golfers aimed at their long-term athletic development and success. We take a research-based approach and adapt over time to each individual’s specific needs. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help your junior, we invite you to visit our junior program page or schedule a conversation with us today.

 

Author-

Dillon Hines

Golf Performance Coach

Disclaimer: This blog content is for general educational information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. References available upon request.

Christopher Finn Sports Physical Therapist Morrisville

Founder, CEO

Chris Finn

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