The First Tee of Greater Akron’s program is designed around teaching young people the game of golf, as well as helping them understand and ultimately develop The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The First Tee’s curriculum was developed by experts in the field of positive youth development through sport and is delivered by caring adults (coaches) who have been formally trained by The First Tee.
At The First Tee of Greater Akron, golf and life lessons are seamlessly incorporated into each experience. In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, a sample of life skills lessons include:
- Interpersonal Skills: Proper introduction when meeting someone new and how to effectively communicate with others.
- Self-Management: Techniques for managing thoughts and emotions.
- Goal-Setting: Setting attainable goals to reach desired dreams.
- Resiliency Skills: Strategies to adapt, to manage and overcome challenges.
All kids ages 7-18 are invited to participate. Participants range in skill from beginner to advanced golfers with the program offering activities and a learning environment to accommodate all skill levels and interests in golf. In addition to golf-related learning opportunities, members of the program in good standing will be eligible for other National activities.
Programs and Benefits
Something For All Young people progress through The First Tee by moving through levels that introduce new and more advanced concepts of golf and life skills.
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