3GOLF 2020: Vision for the Future Golf in SchoolsDr. Betsy Clark, LPGA VP Professional DevelopmentKris Reuland, The First Tee Corning, New York & Sindelar GolfPat Faire, Curriculum Team Leader - Physical Development and Health Department of Curriculum - Chicago Public Schools usingSNAG School Program & Hook a Kid on Golf
4Kris Reuland The First Tee, Corning and Sindelar Golf GOLF IN SCHOOLSKris ReulandThe First Tee, Corningand Sindelar Golf
6Why Golf in Schools Now? The Golf Community is Interested Untapped potential--access to 51 million kidsWill create a feeder system for structured community programsWill create a need for more structured programsKids will influence their parentsThe School Community is InterestedLearning Standards include lifetime sportsWant to get in on the opportunitiesKids are responding to the game
8Getting into the Schools—How Understand school culture – the potential and the limitationsStart with the pioneersNeed to assist schools with initial equipment purchaseMinimal ongoing costsOne teacher with average class size of 24 studentsTeachers do not necessarily know golfIncorporate golf learning aidsEquipment sets up and stores away easilyAll kids must be engaged in activity at all times
9School Program Components Safety first – minimal equipment – short game instructionA scoring system for games, competitions and to track progressAlways respect the integrity of the gameGolf scoringGolf vocabularyGolf etiquetteGolf rulesIncorporate a golf course field trip experience (trial)Kids have FUN and experience success!
10An Example of Success Started Small Number of Schools Interested teachers (pioneers)Supportive principalsProvided lots of encouragementResponded to interest by other teachers and schoolsPartnered with the golf communityLocallyNationallyNumber of Schools
11Upgrade Funded by USGA Foundation In 2000, we were challenged by the USGA to meet the requirements for teacher-facilitated school programs— the birth of:
16Steps to New Golfer Development CommitmentThe barriers to reaching this level are significantly reducedTrialGolf Course visit is first experience;Community Programs kick inInterestInterest in golf will build annuallyAwarenessSchools create awareness for ALL kids
17Partnership with Schools for Junior Golf Programs Partners ProvideFinancial support to purchase equipmentTeacher trainingGolf course accessSchools ProvideStudent accessProgram deliveryCommunications with families
18Recommendations Provide financial and program support for schools Help communities create programs for kids who are interestedEnsure that there is golf course accessSupport the creation of girl-only golf programsChart progress over timeEnjoy the results of seeing kids play golfBE PREPARED! KIDS WILL WANT TO PLAY THIS GREAT GAME CALLED GOLF!!!
19CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS School Golf ProgramPat FaireChicago Public Schools
20Hook a Kid on Golf and Chicago Public Schools-VHS
21CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL GOLF PROGRAM Pilot Program Using SNAG School Golf ProgramGOLFCOORDINATORCPSSCHOOLCOORDINATORSCHOOL & PHYSICAL EDUCATORS’SELECTIONHOOK A KID ON GOLFPROGRAM TRAININGSNAG TRAININGSNAG SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATIONHOOK A KID ON GOLF CLINICS,CPS AFTER SCHOOL GOLF PROGRAM,& OTHER JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS(THE FIRST TEE, CPS SUMMER CAMPS,AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES (DOME)TRANSITION
22Pilot Program Components Utilizing SNAG School Golf ProgramBased on national physical education standards for motor skill development and motor learning.Curriculum written for physical educators with or without golf background.Curriculum manual + complete equipment package = teaching 48 students at one time, safe and effectively.
23School Coordinator Pat Faire ~ Chicago Public Schools Physical Education Support Golf Coordinator Holly Alcala ~ Hook A Kid On Golf Foundation of IllinoisSelection of schools/physical educators Chicago Public SchoolsSelection of junior golf programs
24SNAG training : Coordinators and physical education teachers Physical education teachers implement SNAG Program into curriculum
32Transition to traditional golf through existing junior programs in thecommunity…
33Pilot Results20 schools selected = 12,000 students introduced to $4 per child20-25 students per school = 350 students selected to transition into traditional golf programs through Hook A Kid On $130 per studentSNAG and Hook A Kid On Golf in schools highly successful. Course access and available golf teaching professionals created problems in transitional steps in traditional junior golf.
34HIGHLIGHTSFunding provided for building of dedicated junior facility on CPS site (in collaboration with the State of Illinois [Sen. Emil Jones, Jr.] and The First Tee)12 additional schools = 30 total (2 schools dropped out due to teacher transfers)
35ADDITIONAL NECESSARY STEPS Golf professionals visit schools to observe/assist with SNAG curriculum implementation and “Adopt A School”Golf professionals attend SNAG trainingHigher percentages of students transition into local jr. golf programsChallenges: Transition into playSupport from the golf communityGolf professionals and teachersJunior programs and access to facilities for play
36CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL GOLF PROGRAM Using SNAG School Golf ProgramStandards-Based Physical Education ProgramSCHOOLCOORDINATORGOLFCOORDINATORSCHOOL & PHYSICAL EDUCATORS’SELECTIONJR. GOLF PROGRAMS/GOLF TEACHING PROSSELECTIONSNAG TRAININGSNAG SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATIONNEW AND EXISTING JR. GOLF PROGRAMSTRANSITION