I just got done with another lesson this morning and I find it’s an incredibly rewarding part of my job. One of the things that drew me towards coaching was the joy that it brings other people, people who ask for lessons love the sport and want to be here learning it. I loved coaching soccer and seeing my players succeed with the skills they learned in practice. In disc golf it’s great because I see players learning a skill for the first time in front of me. Then when I get to see them out on the course where they’re throwing further and more accurately. That’s a little lesson from me, prodding them in the right direction, and then 99% them working hard in fields and on the putting green.
You may have been asked for lessons from a friend, it’s not uncommon. If you’re looking to give a disc golf lesson then I have some ideas and tips for you that I think will make your lesson go smoothly. I wrote this blog on introducing someone to disc golf last year, if the person you’re going to give a lesson to is brand new head on over there for some tips. If they have played a few rounds or for even a couple years and want a lesson then keep on reading.
This is what I’ve learned over the last couple of years giving disc golf lessons. If you’re starting out giving lessons then I hope these tips help you out. If you’re an experienced teacher I’d love to hear your tips for giving lessons. The whole goal of this is to spread knowledge and drop everyone’s scores together.
I’ll throw in a plug here too. I give lessons here at Sabattus Disc Golf if you’re in Maine. If you’re interested click on the lessons tab and fill it out and we can work out a time.
May your discs miss all the trees,
Andrew Streeter #70397
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I’m a sports management student at USM and for the most part I don’t like pay-to-play sports. I’d argue that they’re detrimental to the growth of the sport, target rich people, and ruin the fun nature of sports.
But disc golf is different.