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

WEATHER ALERT – WEDNESDAY IS AGAIN A CHALLENGING DAY:
We are closely monitoring the course conditions for
Wednesday October 5, 2022.
We will post a final update today by 3PM if outdoor programming will take place
and with possible make-up dates if the space and time is available at the course.

Makeup date for DuPont Girls Golf will Tuesday October 11.

Makeup date for the Rock Manor location will be Monday October 10.


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

Parents, Guardians & Participants, we hope everyone is doing well and ready for the Fall 2022 Life Skills On-the-Course Sessions that start the week of September 12 in many locations, with staggering start as course spaces are available. We are looking forward to spending the next four weeks with our participants! 

If you have attended our sessions this year, all is the same as far as when to come, and our policies.   If you have not attended any of our Sessions before, below is some helpful tips, and guidelines to follow:

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before start time to help our coaches organize their respective groups and present a quick Parent Orientation.    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 respond to this email or ask your site’s Lead Coach(s).

All class changes, postponements and/or cancellations will be posted on our ALERTS Page of our website. Additional information is listed below.

Safety … FIRST! 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 have been monitoring the COVID conditions and have recently updated our mask and safety policy. 

COVID Policy

We are constantly monitoring COVID conditions.  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.

Preparing for Class:  Tips, Hints, and 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.
  • There is no dress code for our 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 is part of each class.
  • If your child has golf clubs, please bring them along. If NOT, know that will provide the necessary clubs and balls and any additional equipment if needed. 
  • If your child must miss a session please let your Lead Coach know. You can also email our Business Manager, Leslie McGuigan at ([email protected]). 

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.  

Please remember to visit our First Tee – Delaware Chapter’s website: www.firstteedelaware.org It is an good 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

UPCOMING EVENTS:
As you are checking our our EVENTS PAGE, please remember our organization runs with the help of many volunteers. If you could make the time in your busy schedule to help volunteer at one of our events, or to kindly donate an item or two to be used for our Silent Auctions, or donate a case or two or water, gatorade to be used at one of the outings or programming locations. Feel free to contact our Business Manager, Leslie McGuigan for more details and to schedule a drop off or pick up time and location. [email protected] or 302-290-1250

If you have any questions, please contact me at the contact info below.

Looking forward to seeing you during our Fall 2022 Life Skills On-the-Course Sessions.

All the best.

Bob Norris,

Executive Director

[email protected]

302-384-8759

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]