With Golf Canada’s fiscal year coming to a close at the end of the October, Golf in Schools has tallied 230 adoptions to Elementary, Intermediate, and Secondary schools across Canada. That figure translates to an additional 27,600 students being introduced to the sport on an annual basis.
By Matthew Steinbach (British Columbia Golf: Manager, Golf Participation)
As the bell rings and children head back to school, I am reminded that the summer golf season is gone and fall is here. The end of summer holidays signals the start of a new school year and our little golfers trade in their clubs for hockey sticks and soccer balls.
Too often, our little golfers, who just a few weeks ago were hitting balls daily, won’t touch a golf club until next spring. Returning to School, however, doesn’t need to mean the end of the golf season.
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SOAR (Sharing Our Activities and Resources) is a program created through a unique partnership between British Columbia Golf, Tennis BC and Curl BC.
Funded by ViaSport, SOAR jointly delivers school sport programs to elementary school aged children in Northern Communities at a low cost to the participants. Children receive introductions to golf, tennis and curling at the “FUN-damentals” level in their school gyms. Teachers also receive instructions alongside their students, learning the skills to lead students in future PE classes.
By becoming a SOAR School Coach, you can run a school SOAR program as a Rocks & Rings, P2F and Play & Learn Tennis instructor. You will promote active living and increase junior participation in all three sports.
- To request a booking, fill out the SOAR School Booking Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you within a few days of receiving your form.
- For more information about the SOAR program in BC, contact Matthew Steinbach at email@example.com or 604-279-2580 ext: 135
Playground to Fairway (P2F) is British Columbia Golf’s school program introducing basic golf skills and general physical literacy to school-aged children throughout B.C. in a simple, safe and fun way.
P2F is guided by the Long Term Athlete Development Guide for Golf in Canada and uses the “Learn to Play” stage of development. The program is expanding to reach children from kindergarten to grade 12. The physical activity for each session is guided by a trained Playground to Fairway Coach, with help from teachers and volunteers, in a comfortable setting to ensure everyone has a fun, positive experience learning the basics of golf.
Attention Coaches – Click HERE If you wish to become certified to teach P2F
UPCOMING P2F CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS:
CN Future Links
If you would like a Mobile Clinic to visit your event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About CN Future Links
CN Future Links gives children ages 6-18 the chance to enjoy and learn the game of golf via affordable and accessible programs that align and support the principles of golf's long-term player development guide, which has been endored by Sport Canada.
More than 1 million junior golfers have successfully participated in Future Links programming sinces its inceptions in 1996.
Whether it’s indoors or outdoors the National Golf in Schools Program is bringing the game of golf to Canadian schools. This program has been developed for teachers to provide students the opportunity to develop aspects of “physical literacy” related to the sport of golf, and increase student knowledge and appreciation for the sport of golf.
To learn more about National Golf in School visit the official website here
CN Future Links Field Trip Program
The CN Future Links Field Trip program is an initiative to transition Golf in Schools participants to CN Future Links ‘active’ sites across Canada. Golf in Schools is a program, offered by Golf Canada, to all Elementary and high schools in the country.
By registering for the program, schools are provided with the necessary resources (equipment, curriculum and training) which enables teachers to integrate golf into their ongoing, day-to-day teaching curriculum and meet the learning outcomes required by their respective Boards of Education.
To see the schedule and find out more click on the link below.