Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program.
Children don’t care what a coach knows until they know a coach cares.
Are you up for the challenge?
First Tee currently has more than 3,700 coaches signed up with First Tee, including PGA and LPGA pros, as well as volunteers. But you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer. With First Tee Coach Program, we provide the training you need.
Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.
Coaches working through First Tee Coach Program choose their own level of involvement. The program includes the following levels:
- Assistant Coach
- First Tee Coach-in-Training (PLAYer Coach, Level II, Level III)
- First Tee Coach
- First Tee Master Coach
Position: Golf and Life Skills Coach
Chapter Name: First Tee South Puget Sound
Salary/Wage: $15.00 per hour for non-PGA
And $20.00 per hour for PGA members with opportunity for advancement through First Tee Coach Training Program
Position Type: Part-Time (from 2-10 hours per week)
The Golf and Life Skills Coach is responsible for guiding and coaching young people to become responsible future citizens and committed, active golfers. Positively impacting their lives through First Tee Golf and Life Skills Experience using lesson plans and The First Tee Coach Building Blocks. Coaches will write and deliver lesson plans that correspond with the core lessons laid out in components (warm up, core lesson instruction, wrap up).
– Lead each assigned class for the entirety of the season
– Become proficient in the delivery of TARGET, PLAYer, and PAR as well as the First Tee Nine Core Values
– Maintain a professional and cordial attitude towards co-workers, volunteers, participants, and their parents.
– Create lesson plans
– Maintain consistent and regular sign in attendance
– Commence and end scheduled lessons on time
– Conduct pre-lesson coaching sessions for volunteers 15 minutes prior to the start of every lesson
– Monitor the quality of the equipment and inform the Program Director of equipment needs
– Maintain and organize equipment storage areas
– Make the game fun for youth participants
– Provide a safe environment in all areas
– Demonstrate exceptional communication, fiscal management, and managerial skills
– Adhere to the standards of First Tee Code of Conduct
– Be charismatic, personable, and motivational in working with youth
– Network with other chapter colleagues and exchange bast practice ideas
For more information or to apply contact Russ Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org