Coach Certification Process
In order to build and maintain the highest caliber of adaptive instruction available, the Adaptive Golf Association developed a certification process for PGA-LPGA teachers and therapist professionals. Our AGA Certified Master Professional Coaches are the foremost authorities, hosting more than 2000 adaptive golf clinics, lessons and programs since the late 1990’s. With this, we can help your organization develop a safe, consummate program for your community and ensure your adaptive golf coaches have the latest information. We also encourage networking among our Adaptive Golf Coaches to share “best practices” to help one another determine the best technique and/or equipment to utilize for adaptive golfers to reach their potential. Here are the steps in becoming an AGA “Trained” and “Certified Master Professional” Coach:
1) Attend and participate in an “Adaptive Golf Academy” Coach Training Workshop and become a “trained” Adaptive Golf Coach. *Coaches then attain rights to use the AGA logo above and market themselves as an “Adaptive Golf Coach.”
2) “Trained” coaches must then teach at a minimum 100 “participant” hours of Adaptive golf clinics, lessons, programs in their community. (How participant hours are calculated: 6 students during a 1-hour clinic = 6 participant hrs) *GOOD-BETTER-HOW forms are used to track results and submit to AGA Director of Instruction.
3) Organize, host and “lead” the training curriculum of an Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshop in your own community alongside one of our AGA Certified Master Professional Coaches. *We believe this step validates your knowledge of adaptive processes, your commitment to networking/promoting our service within the community and proves your overall dedication to enhancing lives and growing the great game of golf.
To find out more about the AGA teaching certification process or conducting an Academy Workshop in your community, please contact David Windsor, AGA Director of Instruction.