For over 35 years Bob’s junior programs have become a “hot bed” for achievement because of his endeavor to build programs that provide an optimal learning and training environment for juniors. Junior golfers are not just small golfers and must be taught much differently than adults. For this reason Bob’s sessions are taught only by the “person whose name is on the door” and apply age appropriate skill development and functional movement skills during these sessions.
Some of the Reasons Robert Dickman Golf is a “hot-bed” for junior development
Adherence to the Growth Velocity Curve
During a child’s development there are different age windows of opportunity to apply various aspects of training. For instance, puberty is termed a speed window because it is the biological time of development when speed training must be emphasized. It is very difficult to work on new skill development during this phase. Whatever speed a child leaves puberty with is their speed for life. So during this developmental age we put a heavy emphasis on speed development.
Use of 3D Motion to Develop Swing Efficiency
If you go to the PGA Tour you will see 150 different swings but further study will show they have very similar swing efficiency. We build on players strengths to create a swing that is right for them with similar swing efficiency to the best players in the world. The only way to capture and train this is with 3D Motion Capture supplied by our K-Vest system.
The Trackman 4 outdoor/indoor unit is the industry's most accurate tool for the measurement of the golf swing. The entire flight of the ball from impact to landing is captured while displaying its 3D trajectory in real time. It is the first of its kind to measure the complete path of any shot, ranging from short pitches to 300-yard drives; Trackman Pro pinpoints the landing position with an accuracy of 1 foot at 100 yards. All club face, swing and ball flight data, from club speed to hang time, is illustrated and delivered in easy to understand, scalable data.
High-tech Swing Analysis
We utilize a video analysis system that allows the teacher to film a student's swing and identify subtle movement patterns and illustrate them to each student. Session can be recorded and sent with via email to the student for future reference or to the parents so that everyone is on the same page.
Utilization of Block and Random Practice
It is our desire to maximize your child’s ability on the golf course, not just make them great range players. To this end we separate our training session into block and random practice. Block practice is designed to learn a skill. According to motor learning professionals only 3% of this skill will transfer to the golf course using block practice. It is for this reason this reason that our academy employs random practice into our daily routines. The more skilled a player becomes, the more time spent on random practice. Random practice allows for 90% of a skill to be transferred to the course.
Course Management 101 to Graduate School
From a very young age when a student can hardly make contact with the ball creative drills are instituted to teach playing the game of golf and manage the course. As a student progresses a significant amount of time is spent training and competing on the golf course in one on one or very small groups under the watchful eye of Bob. Key components of the round are noted by Bob and worked on during practice sessions.
The North Shore Elite Golf Performance Academy
It is much more valuable to become an athlete first and a golfer second. In order to develop this athleticism Bob has created programs that he teaches with his various locations throughout the year. . These programs are specifically designed to be the cornerstone of youth development and have developed some of the top tour professionals in the world. Truly the classes are the single best athletic endeavor your child can enroll in to exploit their athleticism and love for golf at a young age. Please click on the link below. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/tpigreg-264945-parentnightvideo-tpi-junior-golf-parent-workshop-sports-ppt-powerpoint/