Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee — Delaware believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next.
Participants in the First Tee — Delaware Program engage with trained, caring adult coaches and mentors, and interact with a curriculum that is both developmentally and age appropriate to meet participants where they are and address their ever-changing needs — including their emotional and social needs as they are surrounded by and working with peers their same age.
We are committed to providing programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf, and our curriculum has evolved to increase our impact, relevancy and scale. The curriculum is centered around First Tee’s Commitment to Being a Game Changer©. The five Key Commitments are the life skills we want our participants to adopt and pursue – these are the keys to unlocking good character:
- Pursuing Goals
- Growing through Challenge
- Collaborating with Others
- Building a Positive Self-Identity
- Using Good Judgment
The First Tee Program curriculum is organized around four age groups:
- Age 4-6: STARS: STUDENTS THAT ARE REALLY SPECIAL: This fun activity-based program formerly known as TARGET is a great way to introduce FUNdamentals to our curious little learners. Currently available at limited locations.
- Age 7-9: Coaches deliver lessons that introduce and engage participants with both golf and life skills. Kids get active and play golf with their peers.
- Age 10-11: Coaches deliver lessons that support the exploration of both character and golf skills in active and collaborative ways.
- Age 12-13: Coaches deliver lessons that empower participants to explore both golf skills and character commitments through opportunities for mastery and growth.
- Age 14+: Coaches deliver lessons that help participants elaborate on their understanding and place a greater emphasis on their personal development.
Ultimately, we are Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens to be the best version of themselves.
NEW CASTLE COUNTY DELAWARE:
BACK CREEK GOLF COURSE, DUPONT COUNTRY CLUB, ED “PORKY” OLIVER’S GOLF CLUB, FROG HOLLOW GOLF CLUB, ROCK MANOR GOLF COURSE, & LINKS AT ST. ANNE’S
KENT COUNTY DELAWARE:
DAFB/EAGLE CREEK GOLF COURSE, GARRISONS LAKE GOLF CLUB,
SUSSEX COUNTY DELAWARE:
AMERICAN CLASSIC GOLF CLUB, BEAR TRAP DUNES, HOOPER’S LANDING GOLF COURSE, KINGS CREEK COUNTRY CLUB, MULLIGAN’S POINTE, PLANTATION LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, REHOBOTH BEACH COUNTRY CLUB, ROOKERY GOLF COURSE
CECIL COUNTY MARYLAND
CHESAPEAKE BAY GOLF CLUB
WORCESTER COUNTY MARYLAND
OCEAN RESORTS GOLF CLUB