TGA combines athletics, academics, and life lessons into programs that ignite a passion in our students to explore and grow through sports while developing the foundations for an active and healthy lifestyle.
Our youth sports player pathway aligns with American Development Model (ADM) principles which stress the importance of age-appropriate activities that emphasize motor and foundational skill development, multi-sport participation, as well as a progressively challenging atmosphere.
To learn more about each of the programs in the pathway, click the icons below.
All TGA Premier Sports programs combine the following elements to provide an unparalleled experience for your child:
Our programs align with the American Development Model (ADM) created by the U.S. Olympic Committee to help individuals realize their full athletic potential and utilize sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle.
We use sports as a vehicle for teaching academic lessons. Students participate in interactive STEAM Labs that allow them to explore and relate concepts such as gravity, aerodynamics, and simple machines through the sports they are playing.
Playing sports helps develop communication and social skills and our coaches use teachable moments to promote sportsmanship, perseverance, and leadership qualities.
All TGA Enrichment Programs Feature:
Students are active throughout class participating in a dynamic warm-up, skill developments drills, and games or performances.
TGA provides all equipment making it easy for everyone to participate.
Students rotate through drills and activities that develop core skills and understanding of the sport rules and etiquette.
Students participate in interactive labs to explore academic concepts such as gravity, force, and spin through sports.
Coaches promote important life lessons including sportsmanship, perseverance, and leadership.
To learn more about each of our enrichment programs, click the sport icon below.
Golf Enrichment Programs
Tee it up at golf class and discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA!
Maximum student to coach ratio of 10:1 maintains a safe and fun environment.
Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, putting, chipping and full-swing.
Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, force, and spin through the game.
Golf is an individualistic sport so each player progresses through our five level program at their own pace – click on each color level below for additional details.
Rules & etiquette: shaking hands and playing with others
Academics: tennis vocabulary and introduction to scoring
Life skills: sportsmanship and honesty
Practice your skills
Tennis skills: increased racquet and ball skills
Rules & etiquette: calling balls out and the margin of error
Academics: parts of the court and the racquet
Life skills: respect and responsibility
Prepare for the court
Tennis skills: control and targeting of shots from various court locations
Rules & etiquette: rules and scoring nuances of match play
Academics: different playing surfaces and the impact on play
Life skills: courtesy and positive attitude
Master your skills
Tennis skills: footwork and shot-making to extend match play
Rules & etiquette: the importance of the “honor system” on the court
Academics: history and geography associated with the game and Grand Slams
Life skills: cooperation and perseverance
Play like a pro
Tennis skills: developing power and understanding shot selection
Rules & etiquette: understanding tournament rules
Academics: applying math and science to develop shot strategies
Life skills: leading by example for your peers
Tennis Sized Right
TGA utilizes the USTA’s “Tennis Sized Right” guidelines for youth tennis equipment and courts that are tailored to the size and ability of children’s bodies to allow for quicker success and enjoyment of the game. As players grow physically and develop stronger skills, they advance to playing on courts and with equipment that gets progressively closer to standardized tennis.
Reduced compression balls bounce lower and move slower.
Youth racquets have smaller grips so they're easier to hold and swing.
Courts are smaller so kids can cover more ground and make more shots.
TGA Play Days are an opportunity for developing athletes to experience social and competitive aspects of sports in a low-pressure setting. The emphasis is on fun and safety as players get a chance to put their skills and knowledge into play.
Play Days are the second point on our player pathway because they are a great next step for anyone who had participated in a TGA Enrichment Program or any young athlete who wants to continue developing their game through organized play.
"TGA is very organized, communication is very good, teachers are knowledgeable and relate well to the children. I appreciate that there was foundational knowledge about the rules of the game in addition to the skill development and they taught the children importance of warm ups before exercise. Lifelong skills are being cultivated."
Kerry Jannicelli, TGA Customer
TGA Golf Camps are all about providing an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, course play and exciting activities that keep them active and entertained throughout the camp. Our dedicated coaching staff and low camper to coach ratios provide ample individual attention and instruction tailored to your child’s skill level. Campers build friendships and life-long memories as they improve their game through activities such as station-based swing instruction, on-course play with coaches, rules and etiquette lessons, fun games, trivia challenges and academic lessons including STEM.
TGA Golf Camps will foster your child’s skills and passion for the game and are a great next step for anyone who has participated in a TGA Golf Enrichment Program. TGA Golf Camps are conducted during times that school is not in session including summer, winter and spring break as well as furlough and early-dismissal days.
We will be back for our 5th year at Crimson Ridge Golf Course for our 2019 Golf Summer Camp programming in Sault Ste. Marie.
Full day and half day options are available…
Week One – July 2nd – 5th (4-Day Week)
Week Two – July 8th – 12th
Week Three – July 15th – 19th
Week Four – July 22nd – 26th
Week Five – July 29th – August 2nd
Week Six – August 6th – 9th (4-Day Week)
Week Seven – August 12th – 16th
"My son had a great week at camp. Everyday he came home with a fun story to tell or positive feedback to share about accomplishments that day. The coaches relate well with the kids. They seem to have positive attitude and enjoy what they are doing."
Christopher Jones, TGA Customer
TGA Premier Sports Leagues are the perfect opportunity for established and developing athletes to practice and play in a low-pressure setting that is local and convenient.
League opportunities vary by location so click below to browse available options or contact your local chapter director for more information.
"I like the staff to student ratio (i.e. small groups), and I like the character-building aspect of the curriculum. I like how the learning of new skills became fun activities. Enthusiastic, upbeat, friendly, and knowledgeable teachers!"
- Emily Johnson, TGA Customer
Other Ways to Play Sports with TGA
Private Lessons – perfect for young athletes looking to take their game to the next level through 1-on-1 coaching.
Youth Clinics – a great opportunity for players to get additional instruction and practice time in a group setting.
Family Sports Events – a chance for the whole family to get involved and play together.
Sports-Themed Parties – perfect for birthdays, graduation or any other celebratory event for the youth athlete in your life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Golf Enrichment Class
Does my child need golf experience to take a TGA afterschool golf class?
No previous golf experience is necessary. This youth development program is designed to introduce PK-8th grade students to golf on their school campuses with age appropriate instruction that is dynamic and retainable. The curriculum was designed by golf professionals and education experts to include lesson plans that are fun, safe and effective.
Does my child need his/her own golf clubs to participate in a TGA afterschool golf class?
No, TGA will provide all necessary equipment including appropriately sized clubs, reduced-flight safe golf balls, mats, props and any additional materials.
What will my child learn in a TGA class?
The TGA curriculum has been honed by leading golf and education specialists to include a mix of educational components, physical fitness and golf skills, character development initiatives and life lessons. Each member of the coaching staff is screened and certified to help guide your child through the five levels of the TGA program. For more information on each level, visit the After School Enrichment section above.
Where are classes held?
Classes are conducted year-round, indoors and out, on concrete or grass, depending on the space available at each location. Specific class details can be found when you click the "Sign Up Today" button.
Does my child need to bring/wear anything specific to TGA golf class?
Each week students are encouraged to bring their TGA student handbook and TGA hat, both of which are provided as a part of the Yellow Level.
Frequently Asked Questions About Golf Leagues
What are the age ranges for the league?
Most TGA Golf leagues are open to students between 6 and 15 years of age. In some cases, the golf courses we partner with impose additional age restrictions. Check out the specific age requirements for the league you're interested in by clicking "Sign Up Today" to view the event details.
Can my child play with his/her friend?
We will do our best to accommodate requests. Please contact the Chapter Director with any pairing requests once you complete your registration.
My child has not attended a TGA after school program, are they able to participate?
Absolutely! We do ask that each child has learned the fundamentals including grip, stance and swing and have a general understanding of the golf course before signing up for a league. Please contact your Chapter Director if you have any questions or would like to find out how your child can become ready to participate in the league.
Will my child play in every event?
Yes, and they have the opportunity to contribute with nearly every shot.
How long will an event take?
Each match is 9 holes, and should take between two and three hours. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tee time.
Will I be able to spectate?
Most facilities allow spectators. Please be aware of play occurring around you.
Can I caddie for my child?
Yes. We encourage parents to caddy for their children.
Can I assist with the league administration?
Yes, each team will have a parent volunteer coach who is responsible for a four-player team. Please contact your Chapter Director for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions Tennis Enrichment Class
Does my child need tennis experience to take a TGA Tennis Enrichment class?
No previous tennis experience is necessary. This youth development program is designed to introduce PK-8th grade students to tennis with age appropriate instruction that is dynamic and retainable. The curriculum was designed by tennis professionals and education experts to include lesson plans that are fun, safe and effective.
Does my child need his/her own tennis racquet to participate in a TGA tennis enrichment class?
No, TGA will provide all necessary equipment including appropriately sized racquets and nets, reduced-compression balls, and any additional materials.
What will my child learn in a TGA class?
Students will experience tennis instruction, a mix of educational components, physical activity, character development initiatives and life lessons as they participate in TGA’s curriculum that has been honed by the USTA and education specialists. Whether your student is participating in TGA’s 5 level instruction based elementary school program or our play based middle school program, each member of TGA’s coaching staff is screened and certified to help guide your student athlete to becoming an avid tennis player.
Where are classes held?
Classes are conducted year-round, indoors and out, on any hard surface at schools, community centers. TGA supplies all of the equipment necessary to create tennis courts in virtually any space.
Does my child need to bring/wear anything specific to TGA tennis class?
Students should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes to class. All other equipment will be provided and students will receive a TGA hat and color-coded wristband for the level that have completed at the end of the session.