Alberta Golf Unveils 2020 Player Support Program
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-10-10
Alberta Golf has unveiled its 2020 Sport Development Program to support athlete development throughout the province. The continued use of a tiered support program will encourage participation by private members at their home clubs as well as public players who want to develop their game. Jennifer Davison, the Director of Sport Development for Alberta Golf, says this support will be far reaching across Alberta.
At the Tier 1 entry level, there will be a greater awareness placed on the road map to success and parents of all athletes entering the earliest stages of competition will become more informed about the various development opportunities.
Tier 2 is a very broad level for players playing at the club and local level. Provincial hubs will be created to encourage athletes to seek out the most ideal coaching services in their area.
Once athletes reach Tier 3, they will be competing at a high level and proving themselves at provincial and national competitions with onsite coaching assistance. Once players reach this benchmark they will be given the opportunity to apply for funding support.
“The program was designed with long-term sustainability in mind,” said Davison. “The next steps are to seek out fundraising opportunities to help the program to continue to grow.”