Player & Youth Development FAQ

When does the next session begin?

Winter Session

January 28 – March 5

Spring Session

April 8 – June 3

Summer Session

July 8 – August 31

Summer League

June – August (Dates TBD)

Fall Session

September 16 – November 9

Fall League

Dates TBD

How do I register for a class?

To register, choose the instruction site that is nearest to you from the drop down menu.  After you select the site, please choose the most appropriate class for your junior. (Note: all classes are organized by age first and ability level second)  Click on the class date and time that you would like and it will send you to the registration page.  Financial Assistance is available.

If you get to the registration page and says that tickets are no longer available, it means that the class is full or registration for the session has closed.  Please contact us at playerdev@scga.org if you have any questions about registration.

What is financial assistance, how can I receive it and what are the requirements?

Financial assistance is available to all our juniors.  To apply for financial assistance, click here.  Once you fill out the page and click submit it will get sent to us and we will respond back as quickly as possible.

To receive a greater discount through financial assistance you must provide documentation that you receive government assistance such as: Free or Reduced Lunch Program, CalWorks, Food Stamps, etc.

Is my junior eligible for the Learn to Compete class?

To be eligible for the Learn to Compete class, juniors must be at least a level 6 golfer through our golf assessments.

If you have questions about which level your junior is in, contact playerdev@scga.org.

How do I know what level my junior is in?

If your junior has been a part of our program, your junior’s membership card will indicate your junior’s golf and fitness level. If your junior is new to the program, they will start out at level one.

Do juniors need their own clubs for class?

No, we will always have equipment for juniors to use during practice and at Game Days.

This is my first session, how do I get my uniform?

Uniforms are passed out at the beginning of the session during parent workshops.  If you are not able to attend a parent workshop, please let us know so that we can get your junior his/her uniform in a timely fashion.

Do returning parents need to attend parent workshops at the beginning of each instruction session?

Yes, all parents must attend the parent workshop at the beginning of each session. Workshops provide updates, a schedule of events, and gives parents the opportunity to address any questions or concerns they might have with an SCGA Junior staff member.

What is Youth on Course and how can I sign up?

Youth on Course provides juniors discounted access to more than 130 golf courses in Southern California and more than 1600 facilities in North America. Members can purchase a bucket of balls for $1- $2 and a round of golf for $2 -$5.  As a member of the Player & Youth Development program, juniors are eligible to purchase Youth on Course at a discounted price of $30. If you would like to purchase a Youth on Course, please click here.

I lost my membership card, how can I get a new one?

You can purchase a new membership card from the instruction store along with a new lanyard if needed.

Do juniors get a new polo every time they register for class?

No, juniors only receive a polo the first time they register for a class.

Why do juniors need a membership card?

The membership card allows your junior to receive discounted access on range balls and green fees at instruction sites. Juniors must show their membership card in the pro shop to receive the discounts.  The card also displays your junior’s golf and fitness level and membership number, which are needed for registering for the next session.

How can my junior take a one-on-one lesson?

Juniors ages 8 and older, currently enrolled in each session, can purchase a one-on-one lesson with an instructor for $25. For those not currently enrolled in a session can purchase up to 4 one-on-one lessons for $50.  To schedule the lesson, visit this page here.

What is a Game Day?

A Game Day is a free on course playing opportunity for members of the player & youth development program. Games are organized by age, with Spark playing 4 holes, Ignition playing 6, and Fire and High School playing 9.

Each session, 5 Game days are offered and at each Game, kids will gain on course experience along with pace of play and other rules of golf.

If juniors have their own clubs, they are encourage to use them. Spark kids will only be able to use SNAG clubs. 

Do juniors need experience to play in Game Day?

No experience is needed to participate.  Each week coaches and volunteers will be out on the course with juniors to assist them in any way possible.

Can juniors make up a class?

Unfortunately, if your junior misses a class they will not be able to make it up.

What are assessments?

Juniors ages 8 and up have the opportunity to attend a golf assessment. These assessments objectively measure the success of each junior.

Golf assessments are on-course score based assessments, that measure a junior’s ability to play on the golf course.   The course is scaled down to specific yardages based on the level being tested. Learn more at scgajunior.org/assessment.