Coaching Golf Principles Online Course

Coaching Golf Principles Online Course

ISBN 9781718237704

Regular price $49.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Coaching Golf Successfully ebook
  • Online Coaching Aids documents (PDFs)
  • Online test
This course features sport-specific content based on the ebook Coaching Golf Successfully, plus content gleaned from the Human Kinetics Coach Education course Coaching Principles.

After completing the course units, you’ll take the 50-question test online. Upon successfully passing the test, you will be entered in the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who've completed Human Kinetics Coach Education courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches' course completion.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Explain approaches for generating support for the golf program by your athletes, the school administration, other coaches, and parents
  • Explain approaches for motivating your athletes
  • Describe the player selection process
  • Identify the primary components of physical and mental conditioning programs
  • Determine how to correct common errors in swing mechanics
  • Differentiate between technical and tactical skills
  • Differentiate between the traditional and games approaches to coaching
  • Explain the games approach strategies of shaping, focusing, and enhancing skills
  • Identify technical, tactical, physical, mental, communication, and character development skills to teach
  • Explain the elements of the tactical triangle
  • Explain the purpose of formal and informal evaluation of your players’ performance
  • Measure and evaluate the performance of your players
  • Explain how knee flex and spine angle affect how contact is made with the ball
  • Determine how to correct contact, directional, and distance problems when hitting the ball
  • Explain the CHEF routine for preparing to hit the ball
  • Identify the seven common errors
  • Describe how to grip the club and the reverse-overlapping grip
  • Describe the address routine and the two methods of chipping
  • Use the float technique to establish equal pressure in both hands and to determine the distribution of weight in both feet
  • Explain the steps for executing the putt
  • Describe how to hit the low-running pitch, the high-lofting pitch, and a sand shot from various lies
  • Identify the four body positions and the four club shaft positions in the full swing of the club
  • Explain how club face direction and club path direction affect the direction of the ball
  • Describe how to conduct a full swing workshop
  • Use drills and skill challenges for practicing the full swing
  • Describe factors to consider when planning for a new season
  • Use short-game workshops and exercises to develop your players’ skills and to determine their skill levels
  • Track team and individual goals
  • Explain the behavior standards expected of your players
  • Develop instructional plans for the season and for each practice
  • Define incremental learning
  • Use lesson plans to teach golf
  • Define the five stages of golfing ability and how golfers in each stage should practice
  • Describe how to prepare your players for matches
  • Ensure that your players comply with etiquette and sportsmanship standards and with the rules while playing matches
  • Describe approaches for teaching your players mental preparation
  • Explain why the team manual and team expectations are effective tools for communicating with your team
  • Describe approaches for motivating your athletes to do their best at practices and meets
  • Describe some goals for pregame meetings and warm-ups
  • Identify strategies for working more effectively with coaches, administrators, medical personnel, officials, parents, and the media
  • Explain what’s involved in reading the situation during play
  • Identify the knowledge your athletes need in order to make good tactical decisions
  • Explain factors that influence tactical decision making
  • Explain how to teach tactical skills


High school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Developing Your Golf Program
Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills
Hitting the Ball
Chipping and Pitching
Maximizing the Full Swing
Escaping From the Sand
Season Plans
Practice Plans
Before and After the Competition
Practicum Exercises
Established in 1981 and rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.