Jeff has created an amazing group coaching model for juniors age 5-12. It’s more about developing athletes than getting students in front of a bucket of balls working on technique. In fact it’s the other way around as Jeff says they’re “blending in golf at appropriate levels.”
One important aspect of the junior training program we talk about is having a solid curriculum, planning out each session so the coach is never wondering what comes next. In fact they’ve built out an entire plan… Not only for each session but also the development over the long term. Progressing through different levels in a similar model to karate.
The more we make it golf like.. The less fun it is for students.
The goal is to get students to do the right thing without overwhelming them with technical jargon. Jeff shares a couple drills that they use the accomplish this goal.
Why Working with Groups?
Well first of all when I asked this is what you all told me you were most interested in. And further than that I’ve seen the impact working with groups can have on a businesses and student results.
You’ll remember from interviews with people like Will Robins how he was able to go from $20k to $250k in just 3 years while guaranteeing 10 shots in 10 weeks. If you want to improve your effectiveness and have a bigger impact in your career improving this skill is essential.
And as we talk about in this interview. If you continue to do the same thing over and over how can you expect different results? It’s time to be courageous and make a change for the better.
You can listen to Jeff Isler previously on Golf in the Life of here. He shares about his story and how he grew his academy from scratch since 2005. He has a unique perspective and a great story about finding his niche, growing the skills, and then acquiring students.