Over the past 27 years, I have had the opportunity train with and learn from the greatest coaches, teachers, and leaders in sports performance training as well as coaching for golf. From these experiences, I have built my own training Academy to incorporate High Performance Training that includes a combination of teaching, training and coaching within a team environment. High Performance Training provides a structured training environment where athletes receive individualized instruction alongside other evolving golf students. Students compete, train and leverage one another’s performance, well beyond just their own. The Academy is designed to help the students identify their strengths and build on them while understanding and sharpening areas that need development. We accomplish this by reinforcing that a student’s strengths are his or her own unique talents, first and foremost. We train on three different levels. First — students train to learn. Second — students train to compete. Third — students train to win. This is the champion’s formula that maximizes Teaching, Training, and Coaching at the highest performance level.
While each training day is different, each session encompasses a different aspect of full swing, short game, distance wedges, putting, on-course practice, and the most important element – mental training. During a training day, students have particular stations at which they begin. Objectives goals are defined and must be reached before moving on to the next training segment. Within each performance segment, students rotate through various stations based on their individual strengths and areas for development. Students also spend time on the golf course as a complement to the training and coaching regimen. Since the inception of our training academy in February 2004, our team members have won more than 1,000 individual titles in local, regional, and national tournaments. 100 percent of our Elite graduating seniors are offered golf scholarships.
Training is designed to help students build intellectual capacity, tolerance, variability and flexibility. In addition, they are taught how to protect and grow their self image, which leads to making more confident decisions on the golf course. Ultimately, this allows them to train, play and compete at a higher level. Our goal is to teach, train and coach to grow the athlete’s skills, which will increase the probability of enhancing his or her talent base, and ultimately accomplishing their individualized goals put forth. Academy systems are built around the eight principles of the game: Putting, Chipping, Pitching, Distance Wedges, Specialty Shots, Bunker Play, Full Swing, and our most important principle – Mental Training. Mental Training represents 100 percent of what, how and when we do things in the Academy.
Shawn Humphries, Director/Founder of SHGP, and his team of coaches oversee the Academy. He is recognized as a GRAA Top 50 Coach and a GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 100 TEACHER IN AMERICA. Shawn has coached touring professionals from the PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, Canadian, Futures, European, Japanese and Asian tours. The Performance Training Academy features year-round training at Grapevine Golf Course. Students may participate in two training sessions per week. Training is offered weekdays and weekends, from morning to evening hours. We are an approved after school credited program and represent ten different schools districts and sixteen different schools. Our Year-Round Training is offered twelve months per year. For more information please contact Shawn Humphries Youth Golf Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-793-7255.Download Academy Brochure