All PROGRAM Alerts, Postponements and Cancellations will be posted on this page.

Classes at Frog Hollow in Middletown and Rock Manor in WIlmington are on as scheduled for today, Monday June 27, 2022.


Classes for today, Monday June 27, 2022 at Bear Trap Dunes in Sussex County, DE have been CANCELLED due to wet weather conditions.



Life Skills-on-the-Course Parent & Participant Information

Parents, Guardians & Participants,

Thank you for registering your child for our 2022 Sessions.  We are looking forward to spending time with our participants!  

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before start time to sign in for class and to help our coaches organize their respective groups.  

Our Parent Guide is available on line here:  https://firstteedelaware.org/golf-programs/life-skills-on-the-course/parent-mini-handbook/.  If you would like a printed copy of the guide, please ask your site’s lead coach. It is also linked in the registration portal when you signed your participant up.

Prior to your class beginning you will receive an email from the lead coach at your child’s site with more information about your that specific class and location.  All our coaches volunteer their time, and we are truly blessed to have this team of certified coaches.  

In support of the class and our coaches, our First Tee – Staff can help you answer any questions you might have as well.  

New Castle County – Summer I Life Skills Sessions start the week of June 6, 2022 and run for FOUR weeks.
Our TARGET Age Group – 4-6 years of age, is now called STARS

  • Frog Hollow – Monday June 6 – 6:00PM – 7:30 PM
  • Rock Manor – Monday June 6 – 5:30PM – 7:00 PM (STARS end at 6:30PM)
  • Back Creek – Tuesday June 7 – 5:30PM – 7:00 PM
  • DuPont CC Girls Golf – Tuesday June 7 – 5:30PM – 7:00 PM
  • Ed “Porky” Oliver’s Homeschool – Wednesday June 8 – 10:00AM – 11:30 AM
  • Ed “Porky” Oliver’s Evening Class – Wednesday June 8 – 5:30 PM – 7:00PM (STARS end at 6:30PM)
  • St. Anne’s – Wednesday June 8 – 6:00PM – 7:30 PM
  • DuPont CC Boy’s Golf – Thursday June 16 – 6:00PM – 7:30PM

The Summer II Session starts the week of July 11, 2022 

The Fall Session starts the week of September 12, 2022

Sussex County – Spring Life Skills Sessions start the week of June 5, 2022 and run for FOUR weeks.
Our TARGET Age Group – 4-6 years of age, is now called STARS

  • Bear Trap Dunes – Sunday June 5 4:00 – 5:30 (then Mondays 4:30 – 6:00) for subsequent weeks)
    • STARS (4-6 years of age) – first hour of each class
    • Ages 7 – 18 – entire 90 minute class
  • Hoopers Landing – Sundays starting June 5 – 3:00 – 4:30
  • Mulligans Pointe – Thursdays starting June 9 3:00 – 4:30
  • Plantation Lakes – Thursdays starting June 9 – 5:15 – 6:45
  • The Rookery Golf Course – Wednesdays starting June 8 – 5:15 – 6:45

The Summer II Session starts the week of July 10, 2022 

The Fall Session starts the week of September 11, 2022

SAFETY IS FIRST

The First Tee – Delaware is fully focused on being proactive and preemptive to provide a SAFE environment where our participants can learn. thrive and have fun. First Tee – Delaware will continue to use as a guide to help us to make decisions the current State of Delaware and CDC guidelines for K-12 grade students which covers our participants ages.  First Tee – Delaware reserves the right to adjust this Policies at any time to ensure safety for our participants and coaches.   

Updated Mask & Safety Policy – June 20, 2022

We want everyone to enjoy their experience with First Tee – Delaware.  We have a core operating principle – Safety First. We all need to feel safe as well while participating in our programs.  

We are constantly monitoring COVID conditions. As of June 16th, we’ve updated our COVID Policy.   

It is the full responsibility of our participant’s parents/guardians to determine whether a mask should be worn during our classes. This policy is implemented on the honor system. If those attending our programs are not vaccinated, we strongly encourage all to kindly wear a mask when they are outside and not able to social distance 6 feet apart.  

First Tee staff and coaches will NOT ask if the parents/guardians or participants are vaccinated. We will ask you to please follow a few of our Nine Core Values – to be responsible, courteous and respect everyone around you. 

If you should have any questions about this updated policy, please email, call, or talk to me, Bob Norris — Executive Director, to discuss our current policy position. [email protected] 302-384-8759

With any age group, if our participants are not following the social distance guidelines – we will ask parents to stand with their child and help the coaches manage this critical aspect of our COVID safety guidelines.

To get you started, here are some general thoughts in preparing for classes:

  • Have your child dress in comfortable clothes that is weather of the day appropriate. 
  • PLEASE bring your water bottle/drink to class for your child(s).  We want our participants to stay hydrated.
  • Unless you receive additional information from your site’s lead coach, there is no dress code for our Sessions/Classes.  We encourage our participants to be neat and comfortable. T-shirts will be given to each participant, and we ask that they wear them to each class. 
  • Shoes – can just be sneakers or something comfortable. There will be running around, and exercise as part of each class.
  • If your child has golf clubs, please bring them along.  If NOT, know that we provide the necessary clubs and balls and additional equipment if needed for each lesson.   
  • If we are going to have a weather event which will impact the class, we will post on our website’s ALERTS Page, https://www.firstteedelaware.org/alerts/ on our Social Media Platforms – Facebook & Twitter, the status no later than 1 hour before the start of your class. If we can, your Coach will try to contact you via email, text and/or phone call. So please double check your parent portal to make sure all your contact information is up to date. If after looking at the website, or social media, if there is still a doubt, please contact the coach via text or email. The coach will provide you her/his contact information on the first day of classes.  
  • If your child must miss a session (life happens), it is ok. Please let your Lead Coach know. You can also email our business Manager, Leslie McGuigan,  [email protected] and she will notify your coach. We will work with you to the best of our ability, to find a makeup class. We have other opportunities for the child to join other classes at other courses.

Please remember to frequently visit our First Tee – Delaware Chapter’s website: www.firstteedelaware.org  It is an incredible source of information as to what is going on in our chapter with Programs & Events, in addition to links to the National First Tee website: www.firsttee.org

As with most non-profit organizations, we could not exist without our volunteers and the donations that we receive from our communities. Please visit our Events page often to see how you can help throughout the year. We ask that parents/guardians volunteer if they can or help us secure Silent Auction Items or Donations for events during each year.

  • The third Annual Liv2bekind Youth Marathon at Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, PA will be on Monday August 1, 2022
  • First Tee – Delaware & Golf Night at the Blue Rocks Game – Thursday August 11, 2022
  • Our First Seaford Scramble Golf Outing on August 13th at Hopper’s Landing.
  • The 2022 Mayor’s Cup on Thursday, September 22. 2022.

Please check our events page: https://firstteedelaware.org/events/ for the Event details for all to get involved. 

Once the participants are on the course, and the coaches get to know them, we will be sending out more information about our partnership with Youth-On-Course. An additional way to get your Course-Ready participant out on the courses, over and above our instruction time, with a parent/guardian at an affordable rate

If you have any questions, please contact any of our staff members. We are here to help.

Scott Allen, Senior Southern Delaware Coordinator – [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you during our 2022 Summer I Session. 

All the best. 

Bob

Executive Director, First Tee – Delaware

Location: 800 N. DuPont Rd, Wilmington DE 19807

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 419, Rockland DE 19732

Office – 302.384.8759 ||  Mobile – 302.584.0958

Email:  [email protected]

Please check your emails frequently and First Tee – Delaware website for more information.

Please feel free to contact any of our staff members for further information about any of our Programs or Events.

Office Phone: 302-384-8759

Bob Norris, Executive Director: [email protected]

Charma Bell, Program Director: [email protected]

Scott Allen, Senior Southern Delaware Coordinator: [email protected]

Leslie McGuigan, Business Manager: [email protected]