The First Tee Life Skills Experience™ is a youth development program that teaches participants to understand, develop and display positive character traits in their daily lives. The program is taught in a seamless approach through the game of golf.
The Life Skills Experience focuses on the development of the individual and character education as opposed to their proficiency for the game of golf. Participants are taught to understand the meaning and application of The Nine Core Values™ in their daily lives with instruction delivered in a seamless manner using the game of golf as the platform for each and every lesson.
The First Tee Life Skills Experience is divided into five certification levels, starting with PLAYer for new participants and progressing through to Par, Birdie, Eagle, and Ace. Each level can be taught seamlessly with a variety of golf skills. The First Tee also offers TARGET as an introduction to the Life Skills Experience, as well as an advanced level of the Life Skills Experience known as Ace.Each program level has a Certification testing process and the primary objective of the Certification Process is to ensure participants have been exposed to core lesson material and have a basic grasp of the concepts and skills at each level. Participant’s families, teachers, coaches, etc, are encouraged to reinforce these important values at home, at school and in other extracurricular activities.