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Programs Offered

Developmental I

The Developmental I Program is designed for new and developing junior golfers, is the first of five levels in the USA Junior National Golf Team Program.  Group-based activities are overseen by Certified USA Junior National Golf Team Coaches.  

Developmental participants take part in structured weekly training sessions designed    especially for technical golf instruction, sport performance, and fitness.  Participants will be grouped by experience as they work to achieve the benchmarks necessary to enter the Developmental II program.  Participants will also participate in on-course learning activities.

Each member of the Developmental I Program will receive a USA Junior Golf hat and one dozen USA Junior Golf Team golf balls.

Eligibility

Developmental participants must have their own set of golf clubs, but are not required to have any competitive golf experience.  Juniors should have a desire to learn and participate in a team sport setting.  

Developmental II

The Developmental II Program is designed for juniors entering the competitive phase, is the second of five levels in the USA Junior National Golf Team Program.  Group-based instruction is overseen by Certified USA Junior National Golf Team Coaches.  

Developmental participants take part in structured weekly training sessions designed to improve technical golf skills, sport performance, and fitness.  As they work, participants will be grouped by experience as they work to achieve the benchmarks necessary to enter the Future Stars program. Participants will have numerous opportunities to implement their skills during on-course activities.

Each member of the Developmental II Program will receive an Individualized Player Development Manual, USA Junior Golf hat, and one dozen USA Junior Golf Team golf balls.

Eligibility

Developmental II participants must remain active in local golf competitions.  Juniors should have a desire to learn and participate in a team sport setting.

Future Stars

The Future Stars program is designed specifically for juniors seeking a structured golf-training environment, is the third of five levels in the USA Junior National Golf Team Program.  Training is conducted in small groups by Certified USA Junior National Golf Team Coaches.  

Future Stars participate in structured weekly training sessions to fine-tune their technical golf skills, sport performance, and fitness.  Participants will also have numerous opportunities to implement their skills during on-course activities.

Attitude, work ethic, and the desire to participate in a team sport setting are important for Future Stars participants.  Future Stars are expected to display a passion for the game and have experience in competitive golf events. Juniors should have a desire to learn and work hard.

Each member of the Future Stars Team will receive an Individualized Player Development Manual, USA National Team hat, USA National Team balls and USA National Team golf bag.  Future Stars participants are eligible to attend Regional USA National Training Camps on a space available basis.

Eligibility

Future Stars should score from the low to mid 80’s to low 90’s in competition, or have a USGA handicap index between 10.0 and 18.0.  Age is not a determining factor in participant selection, but training is targeted to juniors age 11 and above.

Pre-Elite

The Pre Elite program is designed specifically for juniors seeking a structured golf-training environment, is the fourth of five levels in the USA Junior National Golf Team Program.  Training is conducted in small groups by Certified USA Junior National Golf Team Coaches.  

Pre Elite Team members participate in structured weekly training sessions to fine-tune their technical golf skills, sport performance, and fitness.  Participants will also have numerous opportunities to implement their skills during on-course activities.  The coaching staff will also observe team members performance in tournaments as well.  Pre Elite team members will also have the opportunity to play in matches against other regional teams throughout the season.

Attitude, work ethic, and the desire to participate in a team sport setting are important for Pre-Elite participants.  Team members are expected to display a passion for the game and have experience in competitive golf events.   Juniors should have a desire to learn and work hard.

Each member of the Pre Elite Team will receive an Individualized Player Development Manual, USA National Team hat, and USA National Team golf bag and USA National Team golf balls. 

Elite participants are eligible to attend Regional USA National Training Camps on a space available basis.  These camps are typically offered in the winter twice a year in warm weather locations and are open to all Elite Team athletes.

Eligibility

Pre-Elite Team members have documented competitive success on the local and state levels. Pre-Elite Team Members should score from the mid 70’s to 80’s in competition or have a USGA handicap index between 4.0 and 10.0. Age is not a determining factor in team selection.

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Name David Petry
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Programs Offered
Program List
Developmental I
Developmental II
Future Stars
Pre-Elite
Location
River Crossing Golf Club
Region
South