The Elite Team program is designed specifically for juniors seeking a structured golf-training environment, is the fifth 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.
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. 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 Elite Team participants. Team members are expected to display a passion for the game and have extensive experience in competitive golf events. Juniors should have a desire to learn and work hard.
Each member of the 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. Team members also receive metal woods, irons, wedges, hybrids and putter along with USA Junior Team clothing.
Elite participants are eligible to attend Regional USA Junior National Golf 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.
Selection to the Regional Elite Team is an honor reserved for the most talented, polished and hard-working individuals.
Our Regional Elite Team members are LEADERS and CHAMPIONS both on and off the course. USA Junior National Golf Team Coaches invite prospective Elite Team members based on their performance in USA Junior National Golf Team Camps or national junior tournaments. Our Elite Team members enjoy competitive success at the local, state and national levels. Elite Team Members score from the mid 60’s to 70’s in competition and have a USGA handicap index below 5.0.
Coaching sessions are led by Certified USA Junior National Golf Team coaches at all times. Elite Team Members are also eligible to qualify for and compete in Regional and International Team Matches.