Mike Martz has attained “Coaching Developing Competitor” certification. This certification is the highest attainable level to date, and is offered through the PGA of Canada and Coaching Canada. Mike is also only 1 of 4 Coaches nationwide to have certification levels in both “Coach of New Competitors” and “Coach of Developing Competitors”.
The coach who has completed training and certification in the Coach of New Competitors context will understand the uniqueness of coaching young athletes aged 12-16. Topics such as seasonal planning; initiation of an appropriate physical training program; technical skill development; and teaching games for understanding will be of high priority during coach training.
Coaches who have been trained in growth and development as
well as how young people learn will nurture these
young athletes. As within every context, the developing athlete
has unique needs.
A Coach of Developing Competitors, playing the role of both coach and
role model, will now be supporting the athlete in the development of a yearly plan as these athletes have made golf their primary sport and are often competing on a very regular basis. The skill level of these athletes is at a level where they are competing on recognized national junior tours, playing events such as the CN Future Links Championships and may be involved with a provincial high performance team or Team Canada. Physical training, mental skills and strategy and tactics are a high priority to the athlete and coach in this context. They are now living the life of an athlete and the coach will support them in
optimizing sleep, nutrition and other areas of a healthy active lifestyle.