OUR PHILOSOPHY

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.

WHAT OUR TEENS AND ALUMNI SAY:

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Young people don’t care what a coach knows until they know a coach cares.

Empower Youth

  • Become Youth Centered
  • Encourage positive relationships with adults and peers
  • Focus on developing the Whole Person
  • Get to know each individual’s goals in golf and life
  • Kids don’t care what you know until they know you care!

Activity Based

  • Doing versus Telling
  • Engage participants in fun golf related activities
  • Teach skills that are used in golf and daily life
  • Fun environment that encourages participation and enhances self worth

Mastery-Driven

  • Develop a “can do” approach to solving problems
  • Learn to overcome challenges
  • Become Process-oriented rather than outcome oriented
  • Match Intention with Attention to become Task-oriented

Continuous Learning

  • Utilize the Good-Better-How model to provide feedback
  • Foster Long Term Solutions rather than short-term remediation of skill deficits
  • Receive feedback while searching for Teachable Moments