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Fitness Friday: Developing Swing Speed in Juniors

Hit IT Great Team Jun 1, 2021 7:45:00 AM


We're sometimes asked how we train our junior players to develop swing speed. In this episode of Fitness Friday, we talk about a couple of great drills that will help junior players develop strength, coordination, and explosive power!

Building Stability Through Motion

When working with juniors, we don't want to overload them with weight training. Instead, our goal is to help them develop speed and timing throughout their swing. It's stability through motion that helps them create more swing speed.

While we try to avoid overloading, it's still important for junior players to build up their hip strength. Without hip strength, they can't develop the balance they need to create that speed and velocity in the first place.

Join Coach Noss in 2 simple exercises that will help junior players develop strength, coordination, and explosive power: the medicine ball throw and the Bulgarian split squat. In the video below, he'll demonstrate how to perform both exercises using nothing more than a soft-shelled medicine ball.

Every player develops at a different pace so talk with your junior to determine the best weight for them to be training with and the proper number of repetitions for each exercise.

Check Out Our Other Great Resources!

Also available on our site are some great free resources that provide a great introduction to the Hit It Great platform, including a free "No Equipment" workout and free, downloadable eBooks. 

With over 70 combined years of Tour experience and hundreds of Tour victories, Coach Joey D, Coach K-Wayne Tullier, and Coach Christopher Noss are the best golf strength, conditioning, and biomechanics coaches in the sport. They've worked with players of all ages and skill levels and they know what it takes to get your juniors playing their best.

Topics: Golf Fitness, Fitness Friday