Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee – Clearwater, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program. Our success is dependent upon a community of volunteers willing to donate their time and talent. Golf knowledge or ability is not required to volunteer – simply a passion for kids.
Sign up for an upcoming First Tee Chat to learn how you can help us impact the lives of young people in Clearwater.
First Tee Chats
Registered individuals will receive a reminder email 1-2 days prior to orientation. Orientation will be held in-person at the Chi Chi Driving Range.
- Become a Lead Golf Coach and deliver Life Skills & Golf Skills during First Tee programming
- Become an Assistant Golf Coach and deliver Life Skills & Golf Skills during First Tee programming
- Assist at Special Events (ie. Clinics, Play Days, Tournaments)
- Club Repair
- Equipment/Donation Inventory & Organizing Equipment
- Data Entry & Administration
- Mentoring & Tutoring
Lead Coaches organize and lead assistant coaches in the delivery of life skills, golf skills, class set up, and procedures. They ensure that programming and activities are consistent with First Tee Life Skills Experience. Coaches are actively enrolled in First Tee Coach Program and attend proper Lead Coach training. Approximate Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week for 8 weeks of programming
Assistant Coaches assist Lead Coaches in teaching the First Tee Life Skills Experience to participants, provide positive feedback, and encourage participant behavior to help ensure a safe learning environment. They assist with setup & breakdown each class. Assistant Coaches will need to complete an online training through First Tee and have the option to attend Coach Workshops throughout the year. Approximate Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week for 8 weeks of programming
Club Repair & Organization
Club Repair and Organization will consist of organizing golf equipment donations received at our facility. It can also include repairing clubs to properly fit participants.
Approximate Time Commitment: As needed, 1-2 hours per week
As you consider volunteering for our chapter, know that the safety of our kids is our first priority. Please read our Prevention Policies to see how we conduct programs and activities at our chapter.