Teaching and Coaching

The PGA of Canada are considered to be leaders in the area of teaching and coaching in Canada and around the world. Excellent training and development are and have been completed by PGA of Canada members across the country. Working with partners like Golf Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and Sport Canada have resulted in Long Term Development strategies for Golf and a world-leading Teaching and Coaching Certification Program.

The Long Term Player Development guide (LTPD) is a systematic approach to maximize a participant’s potential and involvement in Golf. The LTPD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete’s career to enable him or her to reach their full potential in golf and as an athlete by tailoring a child’s sports development program to suit basic principles of growth and maturation during the ‘critical’ early years of their development.

Teaching & Coaching Certification Program

The PGA of Canada’s Teaching & Coaching Certification Program (TCCP) involves training workshops for both community volunteer coaches and PGA of Canada members. The sport of golf has full recognition from Sport Canada and, along with 66 other sports, is part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). All PGA of Canada workshop participants have access to the tremendous body of world class research available through the Coaching Association of Canada as well as training by one of the most highly respected associations in instruction and coach education in the world.

The three streams of the PGA of Canada’s Teaching & Coaching Certification Program (TCCP) are Community Sport, Instruction, and Competition.

1. Community Sport – designed for volunteer instructors interested in introducing the sport of golf to brand new participants.

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2. Instruction – designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach golfers at different levels of ability. The Instruction stream has three contexts:
Instructor of Beginner Golfers
Instructor of Intermediate Golfers
Instructor of Advanced Golfers*

3. Competition – designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to coach competitive golfers. The Competition stream has three contexts:
Coach of New Competitors
Coach of Developing Competitors
Coach of High Performance Competitors*
The instruction and competition streams are available to PGA of Canada members only.
* = in development

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