Disc Golf Youth and Education

Disc Golf for Kids: Disc Golf Youth Education


As disc golf becomes more and more popular with the masses we are starting to see programs come online dedicated to teaching and training younger players. Youth disc golf has taken off in recent years with the increased visibility of the sport.


Can Kids Play Disc Golf?


Because of its simplicity, young children are not only welcome, but are encouraged to play. Not only does disc golf get children involved in a fun sport, it is a great way to stay active. Children can learn so much from playing such as coordination, competition, fair play and social skills. Giving them a reason to love disc golf when they are young only promotes staying active in the future.


How should kids start in disc golf?


Teaching children disc golf does not have to be complicated. It should be a fun time for them when learning the game. It is important to remember they are beginners and not fully developed so patience is very important. It is best to start with basic discs that are light and easy to throw. Dynamic Discs has recently come out with a youth line of discs which are smaller in size and a better fit for smaller hands. With that being said here are some tips for teaching children the game of disc golf.


Our 10 Best Golf Tips For Kids
  1. Let Them Call The Shots. We all want our children to learn the game the right way. …
  2. Maximize Practice Time. …
  3. Keep It Fun. …
  4. Give Them The Right Equipment. …
  5. Communicate On Their Level. …
  6. Don’t Start Lessons Too Soon. …
  7. Let Them Teach You. …
  8. Visual Is Better Than Verbal.
  9. Do more playing then teaching
  10. Patience is key


Are there disc golf tournaments for children?


Yes, the PDGA offers divisions for youth and amateur disc golfers. You can check out the requirements from the link, but children of all ages can compete is disc golf competitions for trophies and prizes. You can also look at local disc golf clubs in your area for youth events and tournaments.


What Age Should Kids Start Disc Golf?


Disc golf is enjoyable for all ages. There is no set age for when one should start playing disc golf. I would say as a basic rule of thumb around 5 to 7 is a great time for a child to start. The PDGA has divisions for players under 8 all the way to 80 years old. The sooner you can get your child involved in disc golf the more comfortable they will become playing the game. It will always take some time for a child to develop the skills needed to play at an efficient level, but as the old saying goes the sooner the better.


Youth disc golf resources


If you are looking to get your child involved in disc golf here are some great resources to help get started.


1 https://www.dynamicdiscs.com/collections/junior-discs – Junior discs for purchase

2 https://www.pdga.com/youth-and-education – PDGA youth education page

3 https://www.facebook.com/kidsdiscgolf/ – facebook group dedicated to children’s disc golf

4. A google search for local youth tournaments in your area

5. Our courses page which will allow you to find disc golf courses in your area.




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