Albatross Junior Golf

An innovative approach to the college search and recruiting process.

The mission of Albatross Junior Golf is to mentor talented junior golfers and their parents to make well-informed, sound decisions that will enhance the potential student-athletes personal, academic, golf, and overall development while assisting them throughout the college placement process and lead to long-term success in life beyond golf.

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The Albatross Approach

Distinguish yourself from your competition

Using a proprietary process, Albatross Junior Golf will collect, analyze, and provide feedback regarding personal, academic, and golf-specific data. This data, unique to each potential student-athlete, is then used to build a collegiate search strategy. In summary, the Albatross Junior Golf approach defines you, sparks interest in you, supports your intentions, creates trust, and separates you from the competition.

Personality Approach

Oversee valid and reliable assessments for self-discovery to identify distinctive individual traits.

Academic Approach

Review academics, provide feedback and resources to plan for the specific learning needs of the potential student-athlete.

Athletic Approach

Use data analytics to create a baseline, identify areas for improvement, train more efficiently, and optimize results.

Strategy Approach

Develop a detailed plan, follow an organized process, take responsibility, and demonstrate leadership.

Services We Offer

Choose what works best for you

Mentorship Preview

$1,000

The Mentorship Preview is for prospective clients wishing to meet one-on-one with Albatross Junior Golf for a day.

  • Discuss needs, wants, goals and expectations of the student-athlete, while addressing specific questions.
  • Introduce Albatross Junior Golf’s mission and approach.
  • Includes: Observe warm-up and practice routine, play 18 holes of golf, provide post-round feedback and summary report.
  • Albatross Junior Golf will waive the cost of the Mentorship Preview for clients deciding to invest in the Championship or Tailored Program within 30 days.
  • Travel expenses are subject to reimbursement.

1-Year Championship Program

The Championship Program helps potential student-athletes differentiate themselves from the competition by using unique data points to highlight their achievements on and off the course.

  • Provide access to a firm database of information covering numerous topics relating to pursuing collegiate athletics.
  • Conduct assessments and schedule feedback calls to discuss the analysis of each evaluation and its importance to the college selection process and communication with collegiate coaches.
  • Utilize data from each assessment to formulate a baseline and unique potential student-athlete profile for college selection guidelines, strategy, and planning.
  • Generate proprietary reports on an ongoing basis showing comparative analysis of each potential athlete and a list of schools meeting the optimal criteria determined by the client and Albatross Junior Golf.
  • Learn the importance of effective communication and how to use it when emailing, speaking, and meeting with colleges and collegiate coaches.
  • The Championship Program includes one of our Additional Services of your choosing.
  • Travel expenses are subject to reimbursement.

Tailor Your Own Program

The Tailored Program is done individually for clients wanting to collaborate with Albatross Junior Golf and design a program meeting their potential student-athlete's specific needs.

A deposit is required.

We also offer additional services that can be added to any of the programs above.

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Additional Services

These services only apply to Champion and Tailored Program clients.

  • Caddie During Competition An 18-hole inside the ropes opportunity, which includes post-round performance discussion.
  • Guided Practice Round Focused on strategy and creating a game plan for success in tournament play.
  • Mentorship Visit An entire day with Albatross Junior Golf and the client to engage in conversation and strategy sessions, address questions or concerns, and discuss process feedback.
Travel reimbursement will apply.
Payment Terms & Loyalty Clause

Payment Terms
Applicable fees for all programs and consultations, including renewals, are due in advance of services. Please note all bank transfers are subject to a service charge.

Loyalty Clause
Clients enrolled in an Albatross Junior Golf program will have the option to renew for successive years at their original rate.

Travel Expenses & Reimbursement

Travel Expenses & Reimbursement
Clients may incur travel time and related expenses if meetings or additional services are conducted more than 100 miles from St. Louis, Missouri. Airfare (coach class), rental car, gas, hotel, and incidental expenses will be charged on an actual basis and include a detailed invoice. Meal per diem is $40 per day, and mileage is reimbursed at standard mileage rates.

Albatross Symbolism

  • Pathfinder Enlightens and Creates Goals
  • Spirit Guide Keeps us Focused on Goals
  • Power Animal Elevates Awareness
  • Flying Expanding Creativity
  • Circle Harmony, Commitment, Unity, and Continuous Support

About Albatross

Building trustworthy relationships

Albatross Junior Golf was created as a mentorship program for prospective student-athletes as they look to make the optimal decision in selecting the right college that meets his/her academic, emotional, environmental, and athletic needs while considering the college’s specific criteria for admittance.

As a mentor, Albatross Junior Golf believes in building trustworthy relationships with clients, like a golfer with a caddie. An exceptional caddie learns about you and your team, your entire game, charts the course, shares knowledge to create a strategy, and is supportive every step of the way. Through this process, Albatross Junior Golf and potential student-athletes can set and manage realistic expectations.

About the Team

Experienced, passionate & skilled

  • Meet Daniel Jermak
  • Meet Rachel Bretz
Daniel Jermak Founder
Rachel Bretz Educational Specialist

Daniel Jermak is the Founder and serves as Managing Director of Albatross Junior Golf after a decade working with investors and their investments into mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity investments.

In 2019, Daniel refocused on a career in golf. He assisted at an elite full-time junior golf academy in 2019 and 2020. During this time, Daniel realized there was a unique opportunity to combine his skills and experience from the finance world with his passion for golf and mentoring junior golfers.

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Daniel Jermak Founder

Daniel Jermak is the Founder and serves as Managing Director of Albatross Junior Golf after a decade working with investors and their investments into mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity investments.

In 2019, Daniel refocused on a career in golf. He assisted at an elite full-time junior golf academy in 2019 and 2020. During this time, Daniel realized there was a unique opportunity to combine his skills and experience from the finance world with his passion for golf and mentoring junior golfers.

As a junior golf mentor, Daniel incorporates many of the same principles he did in the finance world and stint caddying professionally in the United States and Europe.

Daniel has benefited from learning from renowned instructors, coaches, fitness professionals, and club fitters during his time playing and will continue to dedicate time to learning from and collaborating with the best in the industry.

Daniel earned a bachelor of science in finance from Saint Louis University. Initially, Daniel attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he walked on to the golf team.

Rachel Bretz is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with more than a decade of experience working for a nationally acclaimed school district supporting students from ages five to eighteen.

As a school psychologist, Rachel applies her expertise in child development to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

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Rachel Bretz educational specialist

Rachel Bretz is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with more than a decade of experience working for a nationally acclaimed school district supporting students from ages five to eighteen.

As a school psychologist, Rachel applies her expertise in child development to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

Rachel was inspired to work with Albatross Junior Golf as she saw an opportunity to broaden and apply her skills as a school psychologist to assist potential student-athletes through the college selection process. Specifically, Rachel recognized the need to strengthen the connection between academics and athletics to set potential student-athletes up for success on the golf course, in the classroom, at home, and in the community, as they navigate college, their careers, and adulthood.

Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in clinical child and school psychology, and a specialist degree in school psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She also holds a master's degree in school administration from Lindenwood University.

Take the first step toward your future as a collegiate golfer today.

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