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TAGteach for Golf Instructors

What is TAGteach and What Will it Do for Me?

TAGteach is Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. It's a revolutionary teaching and coaching method that gives you the tools to simplify your instructions, use fewer words and get better, faster results. TAGteach empowers you to teach the way your students need to be taught, with clear goals, immediate feedback from a sound marker and success at each step.

"TAGteach is going to change the way I teach for the rest of my career. Without a doubt I would recommend this training to everybody. I like that I don’t have to correct them every time. The students are self-correcting because they either hear the tag or they don’t, which is where the true learning happens."

Cheryl Anderson - Director of Instruction, Mike Bender Golf Academy, 2006 National LPGA Teacher of the Year

The Problem: Limited Time with Students 

Whether it's a short lesson or a short attention span, you have a limited amount of productive time with your students. Students can only absorb so much information before they have to shut down and process. The window during a lesson where students are fresh, focused and open to more instruction is fleeting. Frustration can build quickly on both sides as you are still expected get through your lesson plan and produce results.

The Solution: Optimize Time with TAGteach

TAGteach offers a solution by providing a breakthrough in the way information, feedback and reinforcement is delivered to your students. All without changing whatever technical teaching approach you currently use.
At a TAGteach seminar you will learn how to keep your student fresh and focused and keyed into every instruction you deliver. You’ll actually be able to talk less, teach more and get better results in whatever time you have. 

Learn exactly how to make every moment count at a TAGteach Seminar
Risk Free - Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

"TAGteach worked for me because I could mark the exact point I need my students to feel in my lessons. My students quickly associated the tag with what I was trying to get them to understand in their technique. It made my instructions that much more effective. 

Chad Smith, USPTA Tennis Coach

Applying the principles of TAGteach will help you to:

  1. Get you results faster
  2. Give you an edge over your competition
  3. Give more value to your clients in less time
  4. Motivate your students
  5. Increase enjoyment for both you and your students
  6. Rescue you from nagging and burn-out
  7. Re-energize your teaching - you will love your job again (or love it even more)!

Here is elite level professional golf instructor, Cheryl Anderson, to tell you why TAGteach has forever changed the way she teaches (and she was hugely successful at it already!) and why she recommends TAGteach for everyone:

"It's very easy as an instructor to want to share our knowledge with the student, but sometimes it goes in one ear and out the other. So it's helpful to focus on those few vital things that that person really needs in that hour that you have their time."

Cheryl Anderson - Director of Instruction, Mike Bender Golf Academy, 2006 National LPGA Teacher of the Year

How Does TAGteach Work?

TAGteach is based on the principles of behavior science and provides a clear, structured way to apply the laws of learning to get the most from your teaching. TAGteachers use a sound marker (a click sound from a mechanical tagger) to tell the student "Yes, that was right". 

Golf Lesson #1

Here is an example of a part of a golf lesson with Cheryl Anderson. The student has a tag point that tells him what he needs to do to hear the tag sound. He must have his wrists in a certain position at top of the back swing at a particular point. If he gets it right, he hears the tag from the teacher. If he gets it wrong, the teacher doesn't tag and he self assesses and tries again. 

You will see him figure out for himself how to get the tag. When he doesn't hear the tag he self assesses and tries again. He is internalizing and becoming responsible for his own learning. He is not reliant on the teacher for corrections. 

Notice how quiet this is. The teacher explains, gives the tag point and then tags only when he gets it right. There is no talking or correction while the student is trying to learn. He gets the time and the quiet to process the information and internalize it.


Golf Lesson #2

Here is another golf lesson example. In this video, French tour pro teacher Phillipe Allain, has fixed a detail of fellow golf professional Christopher Smith's swing. Christopher talks about the experience and how the tag point helped him to understand the position that the teacher was looking for.

TAGteach is spreading around the world, providing the missing link for teachers and coaches who have so much knowledge and seek the most effective, efficient and fun way to share it with their learners. TAGteach started with sports, but is now used in hundreds of disciplines ranging from tiny tot ballet lessons to elite physician training in orthopedic surgery. Here are a few examples:

This is our high jump video which gives you an idea of how TAGteach works, how well and how fast. This is a complicated skill, with simultaneous rotation about two different axes and generation of force for the jump from the angle of the run.

Tennis anyone? Listen to USPTA tennis coach, Grant Grinnell, tell us how TAGteach helps him to involve the parents, to motivate the kids to try harder, to be able to be way more efficient and to give his learners more value in the time available:

“I love everything about what you've taught me. I love the tag, I love the positive reinforcement. I love no negative connotation. I love the focus of what I need to do and I love the focus of what students can do if they are tagging somebody else. I love everything about it, it's fantastic and I plan on using extensively in my teaching in the future.”

Grant Grinnell, USPTA Tennis Coach

What Will TAGteach Do for My Learners?

Every learner we have met in 10 years of TAGteach around the world loves TAGteach. Why?

  1. It's fun
  2. It lets them focus on their strengths and build on each moment of success
  3. No-one tells them what they are doing wrong, or even says no to them
  4. They get to be full partners in their own learning
  5. They improve faster than they ever thought possible
  6. They feel happy and confident while they are learning
  7. They get a ton of approval and positive reinforcement from their teacher (and it's not the icky "good job" after every turn, it is information that helps them improve)

"TAGthinking really transforms the way that you approach situations in life and you really become a better person because of it.” 

University Student - University of Minnesota Duluth

Here are a bunch of kids to tell you about why they like to learn with TAGteach:

Kids are easy you say? They love fun and games and they want to please. Anyone can teach kids. Here are some tough guys with muscles and tattoos who make their living in one of the most dangerous and inhospitable places on earth, the Bering Sea. It's not just about fun for them. It's about running a competitive business and eliminating injuries on the job, with testosterone levels running high and 15 different native languages spoken among the workers. They love TAGteach too:

"We've had problems between management and crew... But this whole year, things have changed because they were treated different, they were treated with more positive. They are more patient when they teach now. That's why the relationship is so much better... It taught me to look at myself every time I train. Never blame the person you are training, but look at you and say  - hey, I need to improve my training."

Manager - Cascade Fishing Company

What Will I Learn at a TAGteach Seminar?

You will learn how to be the best teacher/trainer/coach/parent that you can be. We'll show you how to supercharge the entire learning environment with tools that:
  1. Optimize instructions
  2. Provide instant feedback
  3. Provide instant, meaningful reinforcement
  4. Fast-track success for you and your learners
TAGteach seminars are hands-on and interactive. You will learn new skills step-by-step and have lots of opportunity for practice. You will leave the seminar with the knowledge and confidence you need to put TAGteach into action RIGHT AWAY! 

You will work with people from many different disciplines. This is one of the aspects that people love about our seminars. There could be a dog trainer, a doctor, an autism parent, a speech therapist, a hypnotist, a personal trainer, a classroom teacher, a behavior analyst, a business manager, a sports coach or any number of other fascinating people, each with their own experience, knowledge and challenges. You never know what you might learn! We have had hula lessons, ski lessons, origami, Mandarin, dog handling and so many more cool things taught at our seminars.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back.
"I've attended many seminars, and brought home many certificates but the TAGteach certificate is the very first I've chosen to hang on my wall." 
Luca Canever - Trainer, Italy

“I thought this was a great seminar, but I had no idea of how it would change my life."
Anja Rudolf - University of Applied Science, Ingolstadt, Germany

Here is a snippet from a TAGteach Level 1 Certification Seminar with TAGteach co-founder Theresa McKeon:

What Are People Saying About TAGteach Seminars?

"TAGteach is what my father would have wanted for his science" -Julie Vargas PhD (daughter of B.F. Skinner, the father of modern behavioral science)

A group of young dance teachers talk about their experiences at a TAGteach seminar:

Paula, a violin/viola teacher from Desmoines tells about her impressions after a TAGteach seminar:

Life Lessons from TAGteach

One of the most common things we hear from seminar is attendees is "this is going to change my life". The TAGteach principles are far-reaching and apply to every aspect of dealing with other people (and even yourself) in daily life. 

Listen to these university students explain how learning and teaching with TAGteach changed the way they look at life:

"And so I introduced the concept of TAG thinking to my students. I think the best part about it is that it has taught the dancers to be very active, thinking learners rather than passive, “teach me, teacher” machines... Since integrating TAGteaching and TAG Thinking, every day in the classroom is exhilarating for me. I have seen so many young people find their confidence and personal voices, not only as artists, but also, more importantly, as human beings."
Ann Bergeron MFA - Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Theater and Dance at the University of Minnesota Duluth

What is TAGteach Certification All About?

TAGteach International offers four levels of certification in TAGteach. The first is Level 1, which you will be eligible to earn at this seminar. As a Level 1 Certified TAGteacher you will be able to download the Level 1 Certification badge that identifies you as a Level 1 TAGteacher. You will also receive a 6 month free TAGteach membership, which gives you access to discounts and free premium content. Once you have attained Level 1 certification, you can work towards higher levels.

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