Our Philosophy

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At First Tee, 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 a coach cares.”

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.

Prevention Policy

We’re Looking for You!

Nationwide, we currently have more than 3,700 coaches signed up with First Tee, including PGA and LPGA pros, as well as volunteers. But you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer. With First Tee Coach Program, we provide the training you need.

Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.

Make an Impact Off the Course

We need more than coaches to make First Tee possible. We rely on volunteers — sometimes year round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf; we need support off the course as well. Opportunities include:

  • Fundraising
  • Special Events

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.

Learn More About Opportunities

You must complete an application and screening process, which may include an interview about your skills and interests, a criminal background check, and character references. You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time with First Tee — Central Florida.  Please take a moment to fill out the form below so that we can learn more about you. Upon completion of the form, you will receive correspondence with the next steps in the process.  If you’re interested in serving as a volunteer coach, we hold periodic volunteer trainings throughout the calendar year that must be attended in order to work with our participants.  We will notify you of the next training once the date has been set.

Volunteer Inquiry

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    Please note, Golf & Life Skills Experience Classes typically take place on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
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