Key coaching considerations for participants with disability

The following ‘coaching considerations for participants with disability’ is an EDGA educational resource for golf coaches working with players with disabilities, this guide provides an overview of key aspects for consideration and covers ten different impairment categories. Including guidance on coaching golfers with; Physical, Neurological, Intellectual / Neurodevelopmental and Sensory impairments. Please note these considerations are only published as a guidance and more detailed coaching practices will be covered in our range of coach education programmes, which are available to national golf federations, PGAs and external education organisations.

The interactive ‘slow-motion’ video footage from the EDGA player database will offer an insight into how the various impairments adapt to play the game, supported with key generic considerations which will assist the coach in providing a good learning experience to golfers with disability.

Key considerations for coaching golfers with disability;

1: Amputees

2: Limb difference

3: Neurological limb restriction

4: Restricted growth – (short stature)

5: Seated golfers

6: Neurological – multiple sclerosis (MS)

7: Neurological – cerebral palsy (CP)

8: Blind & visually impaired

9: Deaf

10: Intellectual

Please contact the EDGA development and coach education team if you would like to find out more about coaching golfers with disability.

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