Logistical Support - Parents Delegate some Responsibility in this Part of the Development Process.

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Part #2 - Logistical Support

Logistical support is a critical component of the parent-junior golfer relationship, playing a pivotal role in the young athlete's ability to focus on their game and development. Junior golfers often have demanding schedules filled with tournaments, practice sessions, and training, making the organization and coordination of various logistics a shared responsibility between parents and their young golfers. The junior golfer should play a role in helping set the plan for this responsibility. Scheduling should become a team effort in order to schedule properly and maximize the families budget by playing in the right events. The parent should make sure that its acheduled and provide needed assistance to the junior golfer.Older junior who are driving age can take on a larger role in this particular responsibility and should be eventually doing most of all the planning of their programs. At this point, the parent becomes a supporter and cheerleader. Its all a process that requires teamwork.

Tournament Planning:

Junior golfers participate in numerous tournaments, each with its own set of logistical requirements. Parents are instrumental in planning the tournament schedule, considering factors such as travel distance, tournament reputation, and its alignment with the junior golfer's developmental goals. This involves researching tournament details, registering for events, and coordinating travel arrangements. Parents, it's important to delegate responsibilities to the junior who is old enough to handle additional responsibilities, I suggest starting around 12-13 years old. Our goal is to make sure they develop with organizational and planning skills, don't ne afraid to delegate just make sure that we don'e overwhelm them. This will help prepare them to become a responsible student-athlete.

Equipment Management:

Golf requires specialized equipment, and parents play a crucial role in managing their junior golfer's gear. This includes ensuring that clubs are properly fitted and well-maintained, replenishing golf balls, and having the necessary accessories like gloves and golf shoes. Regular equipment checks and updates are essential for peak performance. Again, delegate responsibility, you may also want to delegate some financial responsibility to older age junior golfers who may work or get an allownace for chores at home. This whole process is about teaching them responsibility and getting them ready for life in collegiate athletics.


Getting to and from golf courses, training facilities, and tournaments requires efficient transportation planning. Parents often take on the responsibility of organizing transportation, whether it's driving their junior golfer to practice sessions or coordinating carpools with other parents for tournament travel. Remember 16+ junior golfers will be taking on a bigger role in this responsibility. Parents need to help support and coordinate in this area when their junior starts driving. Support and cheerlead, give them the feeling they can lean on you if needed but be careful to not let them lean to much.


For tournaments that require overnight stays, parents are responsible for booking accommodations that meet the needs of their junior golfer. Proximity to the tournament venue, comfort, and facilities that support the athlete's pre-competition routines are all factors to consider when arranging lodging. This one is on the parent. If you have a 17-18 year old you can always delegate them to call and book with your credit card. Find the hotel, the price for your budget, and give them the contact information and allow them to call an book if you feel necessary. Involve them in finding the hotel and how it relates to you family budget, this can teach them some financial literavy as well. Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.

Nutrition and Hydration:

Maintaining proper nutrition and hydration is vital for peak athletic performance. Parents play a role in planning and providing nutritious meals, snacks, and hydration options for their junior golfers, especially during tournaments where sustained energy levels are crucial.

Communication with Coaches:

Effective communication between parents and coaches is essential for seamless logistics. This includes conveying any schedule changes, discussing performance goals, and addressing concerns related to the junior golfer's development. Collaborative efforts between parents and coaches contribute to a holistic approach to the golfer's progress. The parent should set up time to meet and discuss the progress in development with all coaches and team members. This is critical in helping the junior develop. .

Time Management:

Junior golfers often juggle school commitments, golf practice, and other activities. Parents play a vital role in helping their children manage their time effectively. This involves creating schedules that balance academic responsibilities with golf training and ensuring that there is adequate time for rest and recovery. Parents and juniors should share this responsibilty as the junior matures. We are teaching so many skills that will help our junior golfers be successful at the next level.

Financial Planning:

The financial aspect of junior golf can be substantial, including tournament entry fees, travel expenses, coaching fees, and equipment costs. Parents are responsible for budgeting and financial planning, ensuring that the necessary resources are available to support their junior golfer's aspirations.

In conclusion, logistical support is a behind-the-scenes but integral aspect of the parent-junior golfer relationship. By efficiently managing the practicalities of the junior golfer's golfing journey, parents enable their children to focus on their game and personal development, fostering an environment conducive to success and enjoyment in the sport.