The First Tee Life Skills Experience is one of the unique features that differentiate The First Tee from many other successful junior golf programs. Through the Life Skills Experience, participants learn valuable lessons about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude; how to make decisions by thinking about the possible consequences and how to define and set goals from the golf course to everyday life. What makes The First Tee effective in building positive character traits in young people is The First Tee Life Skills Experience™, a teaching curriculum developed by experts in the field of positive youth development and delivered by caring coaches.

Through The First Tee Life Skills Experience, participants learn to:

  • Appreciate diversity
  • Introduce themselves
  • Manage emotions
  • Plan for the future
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Set step-by-step goals

Through The First Tee Life Skills Experience, coaches learn to:

  • Empower youth to make their own decisions by thinking about the consequences
  • Build rapport and establish positive relationships
  • Nurture golf and life skills development
  • Promote a fun learning environment