Make A Difference – BECOME A VOLUNTEER COACH!
Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee — Greater Detroit, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program.
“Young people don’t care what a coach knows until they know the coach cares.”
As you consider volunteering for our chapter, know that the safety of our kids is our first priority. Please read our Prevention Policy to see how we conduct programs and activities at our chapter
BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM
First Tee — Greater Detroit coaches come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. To volunteer with our program you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer. The First Tee Coach Program provides the training you need and will put you in a position where your unique background can provide the greatest impact with the children.
WE NEED YOU!
First Tee-Greater Detroit is looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring individuals who want to be volunteer coaches and help teach youth in Greater Detroit important life skills through the game
of golf. We depend on our coaches who serve as positive mentors and
role models to the young people in our program. First Tee-Greater Detroit coaches receive discounts on various golf items including TaylorMade clubs!
VOLUNTEER COACH ROLE
-Deliver the First Tee golf skills and life skills curriculum (we’ll provide the training!)
-Ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment
-Be enthusiastic and energetic
-Seasonal programs run for six weeks (one session per week)
-Coaches are asked to attend each class during the session they participate
– Learn the curriculum to deliver the best programming possible
– Review lesson plans prior to class (will be emailed to you directly)
– Stay informed by communicating & responding to chapter emails & correspondence
– Prepare & set up for class to ensure adherence to lesson plans
– Complete the First Tee Assistant Coach Training (ACT)
– Pass a background check and complete the Safe Sport Training
– Sign a Media & Liability Waiver and COVID-19 Waiver
LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEER COACH OPPORTUNITIES
To become a volunteer coach, you must complete a volunteer application and screening process, which includes a criminal background check. You will also receive training about your volunteer role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.