Stretching for Juniors

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Stretching for Juniors
Category: Stretching
Sub-Category: Warm Up, Shoulder Turn

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Stretching for Juniors

Here is a tip that is often neglected when it comes to working with kids and golf. If you look at any other sport their coaches are going to want them to do some stretching. Basketball, football, track, gymnastics, it does not matter, they are going to get their kids to stretch. When I work with the kids I want them to stretch as well. What I am going to have them do is first of all start with their feet together, then I am going to have them move their feet right under their shoulders, have them put their hands on their knees, then I am going to have them put their arms out at their sides and fly around like an airplane. I want them to stretch their back and neck muscles out. I will have them do that for fifteen or 20 seconds. Next thing I will have them do is put their hands back on their knees then drop both arms down in front of them and tell them to act like a gorilla. I want them to swing their arms back and forth. The key here is to have them turn their shoulders under their chin. If they do that they are simulating a golf swing while they are working on their stretches. The next thing I will have them do is put their hands on their knees and put their arms back together and form the elephant’s trunk and then we are going to have them wake up that elephant. Go back and forth swinging your arms and waking up that elephant. Now that I have them good and stretched out I can go back into their golf swing and work on it with them. Which is position one, position two, position three and position four. Remember, we want to teach our kids at an early age to stretch. If we teach them at an early age it is something that they will do for the rest of their lives.

About the Instructor
Ty Andersen
Ty Andersen
Director, The Ty Andersen Golf Academy
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305
Phone: 239-272-7086
E-mail: TyPgaPro(at)aol.com

Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.


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