Learn Disc Golf at Blyth Park this Spring!
Join Us for this NEW Offering for 4th – 8th Graders
No previous disc golf experience necessary!
This specialized six-week afterschool program is designed to provide comprehensive instruction in various facets of disc golf. The program aims to cultivate a thorough understanding and mastery of the game, emphasizing essential elements such as rules, etiquette, skill development, and holistic wellness.
- Location: Blyth Park in Bothell
- Dates: April 18th & 25th, May 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th.
- Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm
- Price: $100, discs included
- Financial aid available
About Disc Golf
Imagine playing a game like golf, but instead of using a ball and clubs, you throw a flying disc or a Frisbee. The goal? To get that disc into each hole using the fewest throws possible.
To play, you stand at a spot called the tee area and toss your disc toward a target, which is usually an elevated metal basket. As you move along the fairway, you keep throwing from where your last throw landed. There are trees, shrubs, and all sorts of tricky stuff around that make it challenging. And when you finally make that awesome throw into the basket, you finish the hole!
Almost anyone can play, no matter their age or skill level, which makes it a fantastic exercise. It’s easy to learn, and you can go at your own speed. A casual game takes about one to two hours and can be played alone, so you don’t have to worry about booking tee times. And most importantly, it’s just a ton of fun, no matter how good you are!
Curriculum Focus Areas
- Rules & Etiquette: Participants will delve into the intricacies of disc golf rules and etiquette, fostering a deep appreciation for fair play, respect for fellow players, and adherence to game regulations.
- Skill Development: The program meticulously dissects and coaches multiple types of throws, including backhand, forehand, putting techniques, navigating wooded areas, and executing throws in open fields. Each throw type is meticulously broken down, analyzed, and practiced to achieve proficiency.
- Drills & Games: Engaging drills and structured games are integrated into the program to reinforce learning, enhance technique, and instill strategic thinking in a dynamic and enjoyable environment.
- Physical Wellness: The program emphasizes physical fitness through targeted activities, encouraging participants to engage their bodies actively. Sessions include movement-based exercises, stretching routines, and exercises to improve flexibility and mobility.
- Mental Wellness: In addition to physical activity, mindfulness practices are introduced, guiding participants in techniques to calm their minds, fostering focus, concentration, and relaxation.
The schedule comprises alternating sessions: group-oriented activities focusing on diverse techniques and practice sessions on the disc golf course. Group games will facilitate a collective understanding of various techniques, while practice sessions on the course will allow participants to apply acquired skills in real game scenarios.
This camp will be led by our Day Camp Director, Corey Gerberdolan, one of the top Disc Golfers in Washington State. Participants can expect expert guidance, personalized workshops to refine techniques, opportunities to build new friendships, and engaging disc-throwing sessions!
High School Volunteers Needed
For 9th graders and above, this program offers an enriching chance to volunteer and earn community service hours. No previous disc golf experience necessary!
You can play a crucial role in assisting the leaders during sessions, supporting younger participants, and fostering a positive learning atmosphere.
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to refine your leadership skills, share your passion for the sport, and serve as a role model for younger players.