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USOC & PGA American Development Model (ADM) 

The American Development Model (ADM) is a concerted effort between the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and its National Governing Bodies of sport to apply long-term athlete development principles in a way that resonates with the culture of sport in the US.  The model introduces athletes at an early age to specific movements, skills and coordination with sport specific skills introduced.  The PGA of America has adopted this model as a means to development juniors with core athletic movements that not only serve golf skills but also overall athletic movements at the same time.

ADM curriculums are designed specific to age and therefore physical maturity with a broader emphasis on introducing core athletic motions applicable to all sports during the early and developmental years of a junior and progressively working more towards a focused sport specific curriculum as the junior matures.

The five Key Principles include:

  1. Universal access to create opportunity for all

  2. Developmentally appropriate activities that emphasize motor and foundational skills.

  3. Multi-sport and multi-activity participation

  4. Fun, engaging and progressively challenging atmosphere

  5. Quality coaching at all levels


Coaching juniors is vastly different then coaching adults.  Different from adults, is the necessity to recognized that motor skills, coordination, mental capacities and overall human development is progressively changing in juniors until reaching approximate adulthood.  As a result, effective programs must integrate a wide variety of motion activities throughout the developmental years (which may not be golf specific in nature) in order to lay an effective foundation for progressive accomplishments over time.  Simply put – “If juniors do not possess the skills to effectively and consistently throw a ball to a specified distance – they do not possess the necessary skills to take part in golf with opportunities for success”. 

Individual Lessons 
Juniors                                                        Adults
 30-minutes - $50                                      30-minutes - $75
    60-minutes - $80                                    60-minutes - $110

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Junior ADM Programs

All Junior ADM programs are scheduled to begin during the week of June 15th
Program schedules are subject to change (specifically based on health and safety issues of the 2020 season).

FUNdamentals: 

Boys 6-9, Girls 6-8
Weekly Schedule:         Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Dates:                            First sessions - June 15, 17, 22, 24, July 1, 6, 8, 13
                                       Second session – July 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, August 3, 5, 10              
FEE:                              $160 monthly (4 weeks)

Objectives:  Learn fundamental movement skills and overall motor skills.

  • Practice becoming more proficient in fundamental movement skills before more sport-specific skills are introduced.
  • Emphasis on identifying and improving the child’s physical capacities, fundamental movement skills and the ABC’S of athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. 
  • Teach appropriate and correct running, jumping and throwing techniques.
  • Introduce basic flexibility exercises.
  • Develop speed, power and endurance using games.

The emphasis will be on FUN, keeping children engaged through games, activities, drills and unstructured practice.
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LEARN to PLAY:

Boys 9-12, Girls 8-11
Weekly Schedule:         Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Dates:                             First session - June 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 July 2, 7, 9
                                        Second session – July 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 30 August 4, 6
FEE:                               $240 monthly (4 weeks) 


Objectives:  Continue to develop fundamental movement skills and increase the development of golf skills.  “Learn to Play” will further develop the physical skills needed to play golf and many other sports as this is one of the most important ages to develop these skills for a young golfer to reach their full potential.  
  • Further develop all fundamental movement skills and teach general fundamental golf skills (Otherwise, a significant window of opportunity is lost, comprising the ability of young golfers to reach their full potential).
  • Develop strength using exercises that incorporate the child’s own body weight.
  • Introduce hopping and bounding exercises or routines to aid in strength and power development. 
  • Further develop endurance through continuous activity games and relays.
  • Along with physical golf skills, mental skills including focus and visualization will be introduced.
  • Curriculum involves 70% training and fun play with 30% competition-specific training and actual competitions. 

*This is the age that players tend to gravitate to a specific sport but should be encouraged to play at least 3 sports in the same or overlapping seasons.
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PLAY to IMPROVE:

Boys 12-16, Girls 11-15
Weekly Schedule:       
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 to 2:30

Dates:                          First sessions - June 15, 17, 22, 24, July 1, 6, 8, 13
                                     Second session – July 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, August 3, 5, 10
Fee:                              $300 monthly (4 weeks)


Objectives:  Reinforce basic and fundamental golf movement skill and build those skills into more competitive experiences.  
  • Introduce aerobic training as the child matures to further develop levels of skill, speed, strength and flexibility.
  • These sessions will continue to work on athletic development and stretching as the rapid growth of bones at these ages leads to stress on tendons, ligaments and muscles thereby minimizing injuries that can carry over into adulthood. 
  • Golf psychological development:  love of the sport, simple goal setting, self-motivation, confidence, learning to make decisions, developing self-reliance, understanding winning and losing. 
  • Competitions will be increased at this point. 
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PLAY to COMPETE:

Boys 16-23, Girls 15-21
Weekly Schedule:         Tuesday & Thursdays 12:30 to 2:30
Dates:                           First session - June 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 July 2, 7, 9
                                      Second session – July 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 30 August 4, 6
Fee:                              $300 monthly (4 weeks)


Objectives:  Established programs that ensure the technical, tactical and supporting ancillary skills of the individual player are improved to meet current and future competitive expectations.
  • These sessions will comprise of individual preparation that will focus on each golfer’s individual strengths and weaknesses with group practice and playing time. 
  • Teach juniors who are now proficient at performing basic and sport-specific skills, to perform those skills under a variety of competitive conditions during training.
  • Emphasize individual preparation that addresses each golfer’s individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • The training-to-competition and competition-specific-training ratio is now 40:60. 
    • 40% of available time is devoted to improving fitness, technical and tactical skills. 
    • 60% of available time is devoted to competition specific training and actual competitions.

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Questions: please contact Andrew Braley, PGA Director of Instruction
P: 307.472.7696  C: 281.381.9583  Email: abraley@threecrownsgolfclub.com
Parent/Child/Coach meetings to discuss programs will be offered On Monday, May 4th or Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 at Three Crowns Golf Club
Please sign up by calling or emailing Andrew.

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