PGA Jr. League is moving full steam ahead into the new year: for starters, 2019 Captain registration is now open, and our primetime special showcasing the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental re-airs Dec. 14 (Friday) at 12 p.m. ET and again on Dec. 25 (Tuesday) at 6 a.m. ET.
Keep reading this month’s newsletter for everything you need to know heading into 2019.
New & Now
A few things to know about the upcoming season:
- SAFE SPORT ACT TRAINING: The PGA is proud of its commitment to youth safety. In accordance with the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, all adults involved with PGA Jr. League must complete abuse awareness and prevention training. Captains must complete training before your registration goes live on the website when player registration opens in late January.
- CAPTAIN RESOURCE CENTER: The new Captain Resource Center on PGAJrLeague.com is your one-stop-shop for everything needed to successfully plan and run your season, from marketing materials and helpful toolkits to game day materials and revenue tracking. Access it with your PGAJrLeague.com login. 17u
- INTRODUCTION: The 16u division of the program is transforming into 17u to accommodate the growing number of golfers who are still interested in fun, recreational league play. New this year, please plan to complete separate registration for 13u and 17u, which allows for a more customizable experience for each of your programs.
Watch the Championship Special on Golf Channel
Tune into Golf Channel on Dec. 14) at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT to watch the re-airing of our two-hour special highlighting the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental! The show will re-air again on Dec. 25 at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT. Click here to read more.
Quote of the Month
Youth safety is much more than simply checking a box. Here’s what fellow Captains have said after completing the Safe Sport Act training:
“I thought the video training was outstanding. So much so, that I passed it on to a few of my staff that have children playing youth athletics to look into [with] their respective clubs. Kudos to the PGA for being proactive with this.” – Rob Johnston, PGA, The Course at Andrews
“I just completed the abuse prevention work. Wow. Very informative and necessary. This makes PGA Jr. League even better.” – Mike Suhre, PGA, Oak Brook Golf Club
Taking your league in-house means more flexibility, better schedule control, and more family engagement at your facility.
A Note From Our Team
As you begin planning for the new season, remember that your Regional League Manager is a phone call or email away. Thank you for all that you do to bring families together around fun and engaging PGA Jr. League experiences. Happy holidays from our team to yours!
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