Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference
Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At The First Tee, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program. “Young people don’t always care what a coach knows until they know a coach cares.”
We are Looking for You!
Nationwide, we currently have more than 3,700 coaches signed up with The 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 The 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.
Make an Impact Off the Course
We need more than coaches to make The First Tee possible. We rely on volunteers — sometimes year round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf; we need support off the course as well. Opportunities include:
- In-school programming
By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.
Begin the Process of becoming an Active volunteer
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer/assistant coach with our chapter must first complete the volunteer application / engagement form. Please click here to complete the volunteer application / engagement form. Once this form is completed and received, our Executive staff will review it and contact you to begin the screening process, which may include a face to face meet and greet or telephone call to further discuss your skills and interests. Our chapter office does require that a criminal background check be run on all volunteer prospects so all applicants are eventually asked to sign an authorization form that allows our chapter to proceed with background check. , and character references. You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.