How does the Learn to Compete Program work?

The Learn to Compete Program is a framework that PGA of Canada members can use to foster the development of competitive junior aged athletes through a three-stage program that aligns with the various stages of Long-Term Player Development. This program is designed to expose players to age/stage appropriate content through an identified set of core modules that are applicable to each stage of the program. Within each core module is a series of recommended “Areas to Cover” that the athletes should be exposed to as they progress through each level of the program. Similar to the Future Links driven by Acura Learn to Play program, for athletes to progress to the next stage, they must demonstrate that they have achieved the benchmarks that have been established. Each program stage has been designed so that it can be delivered as a year-round development program where it may take the participant 18-36 months to get through a single stage of the program.