Junior Coaching Program

John is very pleased to offer Parksville, BC and the surrounding communities of Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, Comox and Courtenay a fantastic junior golf development and coaching program.  John combines his years of playing and teaching experience with the latest learning technology to provide you or your child with the best possible training. Unlike most junior programs who have less experienced professionals or part time teachers running their programs, John personally provides all instruction and coaching at his academy.   You will not find a better program or a more passionate coach to help shape a young golfer’s future.

The Program is designed with three main goals:

  1. To provide top level coaching to young golfers who have the will and desire to be great.
  2. To provide mentoring to young people and help them grow into fantastic human beings.
  3. To be accessible to as many families on Vancouver Island as possible by using creative programs to keep the cost down.

John’s background as a competitive junior, NCAA golfer and then a tour player is a rare resource for aspiring golfers.  His experience playing golf at the highest levels and against the world’s best players gives him insights into the game that are not available if you haven’t been there.

Are You Ready to Become a Champion?

Coaching Program Details

There are two levels of John’s Coaching Programs. The Tournament Prep program is designed for golfers aged
11 – 15 who have developed their skills and are interested in competing in tournaments.  The Future Champions program is for junior golfers aged 13 – 18 who are already competing and have aspirations to play university golf, earn a scholarship and possible play professionally in the future.

Coaching Programs are offered on a monthly basis. These programs combine private lessons and weekly group sessions.

Step One – Students complete the application and go through an assessment and interview with John to ensure they get placed in the appropriate program.  Once the assessment is complete, the junior golfer is placed one of the two programs.  The assessment takes roughly 90-minutes and has a fee of $90 which is applied to the cost of the selected program.

Step Two – Goals are set.  With the information provided by the intake process, short and long-term goals are quite easy to produce.  These goals will shape the instructional focus and practice allocation for each student to maximize their improvement.

Step Three – The coaching begins!

While each junior golfer’s coaching plan will be different, based on their individual needs and when they join the program, the following layout is a reasonable blueprint to expect.

Pre-Season  –  March and April

  • Finish swing projects and maintain key fundamentals
  • Scoring skills (short game and putting)
  • Mental game
  • Finalize tournament scheduling for the year
  • Ensure equipment is optimized for the season

Competitive Season  –  May through August

  • Swing maintenance
  • Scoring skills
  • On-course strategy
  • Tournament Prep
  • On site support at events

Post Season  –  September and October

  • Season assessment
  • Goal setting
  • Break from competition and practice
  • Begin fitness program

Off Season  –  November through February

  • Fitness program working to improve mobility, strength and speed
  • Implement swing improvements
  • Set tentative tournament schedule for following year, begin budgeting
  • Scholarship pursuit (SAT, letters to coaches, etc.)


Program Pricing Information

All levels include:

  • All coaching with John
  • Access to cutting edge technology including Trackman, K-Vest.
  • Unlimited practice balls during all coaching sessions
  • Discounted practice privileges when not training with John

Bronze Program  –  One Group Coaching Session per week

  • Weekly Group Session with other members of their program (Tournament Prep or Champions)
  • 90 minutes per week
  • maximum group size of 6
  • Cost – $125 per month

Silver Program  –  Group and Private Coaching Sessions

  • Two 30-minute private lessons with John per month
  • Weekly Group Sessions
  • Cost – $175.00 per month

Gold Program  –  One Group and One Private Coaching Session per Week

  • Eight 30-minute private lessons per month
  • Weekly Group Sessions
  • Cost – $325.00 per month

Additional program options:

  • More coaching time with John can be added at the Future Champion’s rate of $60 per hour
  • Player’s Package:
    • Academy Golf Bag with player’s name embroidered on pocket
    • Academy umbrella
    • Backpack
    • 2 hats
    • Golf shirt
    • $375 or included with 6 months of Gold Program