New Competitor

Target Age Group: 11+/- to 14+/- years old
Tournament Handicap – 24 to 14

Stage Objective(s):

  • Introduction of a reasonable balance between training (60%) and competition (40%) to foster ongoing development.
  • Provide age/stage appropriate competitive experiences where success and results are important but not the top priority.
  • This age group will experience the most significant period of skill development as this is the window of accelerated adaptation to motor coordination – this is commonly referred to as the “Optimal Window of Trainability” (see Key Factors influencing LTPD for more detail – This is why a primary focus on skill development & training is so critical at this stage vs. competition.
B&G - 11 & Under