Coaching Strategy

DGU will provide coaching for the DGU Team Squad Players and Junior Coaching College.

DGU will hold Talent ID Days, Skills Test and Call Back Days leading to Annual College Intake.

DGU County Coach will provide written feedback to individuals on Coaching Sessions.

Clubs will provide all other Junior Coaching – DGU will provide a matching Grant (max £250) towards costs.

DGU will nominate Club Liaison Officers to work with Clubs.

DGU will encourage Clubs to adopt Clubgolf as the effective means of delivering Junior Coaching.

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Coaching Provided by DGU:-

Junior Coaching College: Under 14 on 31st December 2016, with a handicap of 14 or better.

An 18 session programme to Clubgolf Stage 3P, spread over 18 months with an annual intake commencing in the month of October. Each year, Clubs in the County are invited to nominate players who meet the age and handicap criteria for consideration.  From the nominations a maximum of 10 players will be selected and offered a placement in the DGU Junior Coaching College.

Boys Team Squad: Under 16 & Under 18 on 1st January of Year of Competition

Squad Sessions arranged prior to the first league match, SGU Area Team Competition and other Squad Sessions as arranged by the Team Manager.

Individual Session(s)* agreed by the Team Manager in association with the DGU Coaching Convenor.

Youth Team Squad: Under 23 on 1st January of Year of Competition

Individual Session(s) * agreed by the Team Manager in association with the DGU Coaching Convenor.

Adult Team Squad: No Age Criteria

Individual Session(s) * agreed by the Team Manager in association with the DGU Coaching Convenor.

* Individual Coaching Sessions either with the DGU County Coach who will invoice the County or by the use of a County Voucher for the individuals Personal Coach. Vouchers are in multiples of £30 per hourly session.

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Coaching Provided by Clubs

Clubs who deliver there own Junior Coaching may claim a grant towards the cost in providing this coaching. Advice on the DGU Grant Criteria and Grant application Forms are attached.

DGU have endorsed Clubgolf as the preferred means of delivering Junior Coaching in the County. DGU would encourage all Clubs to consider adopting Clubgolf if they have not done so already. Clubs deliver Clubgolf Stages 1,2 & 3, DGU Junior College delivers Stage 3P and SGU Academy delivers Stage 4

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