Make A Difference – BECOME A COACH OR VOLUNTEER 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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

Prevention Policy

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.

LOOKING FOR

First Tee – Greater Detroit is looking for enthusiastic, energetic, & caring individuals to help further our mission of delivering life skills through the game of golf to youth in the Greater Detroit area. Coaches will serve as positive mentors and role models to young people of
various backgrounds

COACH ROLE

Coaches will deliver the First Tee Golf and Life Skills Curriculum. As a Coach, you are responsible for knowing and understanding the lesson ahead of time, assisting with the set-up & breaking down of activities, and helping to ensure a safe learning environment. Coach development trainings are provided.

COMMITTMENT

Seasonal programs run six weeks, one day per week, per site, for one hour. We ask that our coaches commit to an entire six-week period at a specific site. This is crucial to developing and establishing positive relationships with the participants.

RESPONSIBILITIES

– 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

REQUIREMENTS

– Complete the First Tee Assistant Coach Training
– Pass a background check and SafeSport Training

LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To become a volunteer, 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.

Interested individuals should complete the form by clicking the link on the left hand side of this page.

CONTACT

Heather Rupp | heather@firstteegreaterdetroit.org
John Page | john@firstteegreaterdetroit.org