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Swinging for Success: How Online Schools Empower Competitive Junior Golfers

Private online high schools are often an excellent fit for competitive junior golfers who are looking for flexibility and the ability to dedicate more time to the game they love.

Read more about how online school can empower competitive athletes:

Flexibility in Scheduling

Online schools offer a flexible schedule that allows junior golfers to train and compete without being constrained by the fixed schedules of traditional schools. This flexibility is crucial for attending tournaments, practice sessions, and coaching that may take place during regular school hours.

Travel Demands

Competitive golf often requires extensive travel to participate in tournaments across the country or even internationally. Online schooling enables students to continue their education seamlessly from any location, ensuring that their academic progress is not hindered by their sporting commitments.

Access to Specialized Coaching and Facilities

Often, the best training facilities and coaches may not be located near a traditional school. Online schooling gives junior golfers the freedom to live and train in locations that offer the best development opportunities for their sport.

Maintaining Academic Excellence

Accredited and nationally recognized non-profit online schools often provide rigorous academic programs that can be tailored to the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that students do not have to compromise on the quality of their education while pursuing their sporting goals. (Learn more about why accreditation is important when selecting an online school.)

Reduced Stress and Fatigue

Balancing the demands of a traditional school with the rigors of competitive sports can be stressful and tiring for young athletes. Online schooling can reduce physical and mental fatigue by eliminating the need for daily commuting and providing a more relaxed environment for studying.

Focus on Career Development

For junior golfers aiming to turn professional or secure college scholarships, dedicating more time to training and competition can be crucial for their development. Online schools support this by allowing students to prioritize their golfing career without sacrificing their education.

In 2024, Bryn Mawr Online established a partnership with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour, a leading golf tour for girls aged 9-19. The collaboration aims to promote leadership, empowerment, and excellence among young female athletes, both on and off the golf course. Read more about the partnership here.

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Meet Mallory Pladus

English Teacher

Where do you live?
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

What do you like about teaching online?
I like the small school environment, the ambitious students BMOS attracts, and the flexibility learning and teaching online affords students and faculty.

What do you like to do when you’re NOT in school?
Hike, travel, play frisbee, and spend time on the Jersey Shore.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan. My dad is half Japanese, and there is a rumor in our family that he and my aunt relinquished property rights to a small portion of a mountain in Japan. I’d like to go see that mountain.

Best way to spend a Saturday?
Reading outside.

What do you want students to remember about you?
I want them to remember that I did my best to make literature open up for them in surprising, intriguing ways and that I cared about their ideas.

Personal catchphrase?
“Let’s reflect on this.”

Who inspires you?
Writers I love: James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, Louise Erdrich, to name a few.

What activity/class have you enjoyed the most through BMOS (and why)?
The poet Sarah Ali visited our English 9 and 10 classes to discuss her poem about animal roadkill. The students asked great questions, and she gave thoughtful answers. We broached a topic that often feels too intractable to talk about.