Looking for activities to keep the kids busy this summer?
Oak Hills has you covered with summer youth programs including Junior Golf, Swimming and Tennis.
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- Junior Golf Academy
Oak Hills Country Club has been the cornerstone others follow when developing junior golf in the Omaha area. Junior golf is often described as babysitting, but that could not be farther from the truth. Developing junior athletes is a science. There are many factors that can influence junior development, both positively and negatively. The Junior Academy program is designed around key factors of development and the curriculum is based on long-term athletic development.
The true benefit of the Junior Academy is to develop the junior athlete’s love for the game and the physical activity. You’ll see it through the smiles, laughter and determination. That’s what sets this program apart from others.
Director of Instruciton, Jonathan Mielke, is a PGA Class “A” Teaching Professional, US Kids Top 50 Teacher,, a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 3 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, (TPI) Level 3 Junior Golf Coach, U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor, Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach, Certified club fitter and Titleist Staff Member. His willingness to share his expertise and passion for the game with students has made him one of the most prominent golf instructors.
The Academy Structure
The Junior Academy is designed around an extensive classification system that minimizes the Matthew and Relative Age Effects. It allows the junior athlete to progress through the four developmental levels: Launch, Implement, Engage and Elite.
Level 1. Launch (L Division)
Objective: Discover and learn fundamental movement skills.
Average age: males 4 to 7 years; females 4 to 6 years.
Level 2. Implement (I Division)
Objective: Discover fundamental sports skills, while starting to develop golf-specific skills.
Average age: males 8 to 10 years; females 7 to 9 years.
Level 3. Engage (E1 Division)
Objective: Discover and build aerobic base and strength, while maintaining golf-specific skills.
Average age: males 11 to 14 years; females 10 to 13 years.
Level 4. Elite (E2 Division)
Objective: Focus on competition and learning to win while maintaining a high level of physical, mental and social balance. Goal setting, conditioning and optimal performance.
Average age: males 15 years+; females 14 years+.
Oak Hills Country Club offers organized group and private swim lessons in the summer for children ages 4 and up. All lessons will be arranged by the Oak Hills Lesson Coordinator.
Group lessons are organized into 30-minute sessions and divided into three sessions. Each session runs two weeks (8 sessions) Monday through Thursday.
- Swim Team
As part of the Country Club Swim League, the Oak Hills swim team places equal emphasis on all parts of summer swimming.
In summary, here is our philosophy:
- For swimmers, coaches and parents to have fun and to work hard, both individually and as a team in a respectful atmosphere.
- In keeping with this thought, we hope to “develop in our children a love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork and the principles of good sportsmanship.”
- We ask that all families and their swimmers keep this philosophy in mind throughout the season and work together as a team in the best interest of “our kids.”
Who Can Swim
The swim and dive team is open to all children of Oak Hills’ members. Generally, children any age through 18, who can swim one length of the pool unassisted, are accepted as swim team members. We do encourage all interested children to come and try.
Oak Hills Country Club offers tennis clinics and private lessons each summer. All clinics and lessons will be arranged by the Oak Hills Tennis Director.
The Tennis Clinics are organized by age for children ages 4 throuhg high school and divided in to two sessions. Private lessons can be scheduled through the Tennis Director.
The Kid's Interclub team competes around the Omaha metro during the summer months.
The Oak Hills Kid's League is a great place to get in some practice for Interclub. The player must be able to make 50 percent of their serves in order to compete in both the league and Interclub.