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Over years of coaching school going students in city clubs as well as at Zion Hills Golf County in Kolar, Tarun realized that our education system was making it very diffcult for aspiring sports persons to give the game their best. They were losing time travelling to and fro and the pressures of school were unrelenting. Parents and children alike found it taxing to balance school and sport and it was taking a toll on every member of the family.
Given this, Tarun had always envisioned a school on campus. This dream fructifed in April 2017 with the opening of the Learning Center. The students from class 9-12 follow the NIOS system of learning, doing 5 subjects in all and attend classes for 3 hours a day. The entire system is designed around the students’ practice, sports science and tournament travel, allowing them to do academics at a pace and intensity that does not detract from their goals of being a sports person. In 2018 we decided to start offering academics from class 6-8.
It is our constant endeavor to fine-tune our delivery model because we are of the strong belief that you cannot perform on the golf course if you do not perform in the classroom – it is education that builds powers of critical thinking and analytical reasoning essential to the building of any elite sports person.
In essence, the students who live on campus and study here have a full day of work laid out for them, which is fun, balanced, and ‘traffic-free’. They spend quality time on each activity because there are suffcient breaks for rest, practice, play and study. Without the hustle of city life we have seen them grow into self-thinking and self-doing individuals with a purpose. Their golf improves at a faster pace as their bodies become stronger with sports science, and their minds learn to process information better.
What is the programme
This program is for those who have completely committed their time and resources to building a career in the sport.
The students live on campus full time either at the academy residences or with their parents.
They are either pursuing academics at the Learning Center on campus or are following another online system on their own.
They are playing competition regularly and performance in competition becomes a critical evaluation parameter in the practice protocols.
What you can expect
Intensive Coaching & Practice
More than coaching, they learn the criticality of ‘effective’ practice.
Together with the team many more short-term goals are set keeping the roadmap in mind. As a result there is faster turn-around and improvement.
Immediate checks and balances take place because the staff and student are both on ground – whether on the driving range or on the course.
Repeated high intensity practice and testing of certain skills are possible because of full-time access to the golf course and practice facility.
Easier for students to practice staying in the zone for 4-5 days at a time to help simulate tournament pressure.
From this Program
Learning how to practice.
Learning how to live the life of an elite sports person both on and off the golf course.
Criticality of routine and discipline to achieve one’s goals – what they need to do from the time they wake-up to the time they sleep at night is worked out for them.
Never losing sight of the big picture, i.e. making a career playing the sport internationally.
Learning to be coach independent.
Learning to process the information better; having committed their time to one mission and being in an atmosphere that pushes them to think hard and think for themselves.
A player should be aware of
Hand-holding by the coaches.
That practicing 8 hours is more effective than practicing 5 hours.
Short term gains.
Who is this
Any student from the 6th grade upwards who has an ambition with the sport.
Any player who is passionate enough about golf to commit wholly.
He/she aspires to be a professional golfer.
He/she has been competing in local and zonal/national tournaments and enjoys it.
He/she has the complete support of the family to manage the rigors required.
Players who want to experience a disciplined environment with all the facilities required to become an elite player under the same roof.
Hard work, dedication and an understanding that coach-dependency can lead to them not achieving their goals.
Following all the protocols laid down by the coaches across all areas of development – academics, fitness, nutrition, mindfulness training, golf, downtime/rest and other miscellaneous activities at the academy.