First Tee — Silicon Valley is looking for high quality, caring people that are interested in guiding others, so they become even better people and leaders of tomorrow.
We are onboarding volunteers and paid instructors for the summer season. Our coaches work together to teach our Life and Golf Skill curriculum by finding and using coachable moments, building positive relationships, and by making the sessions fun and engaging.
One of the 6 Life Skills that our coaches are responsible for teaching is Building a Positive Self-Identity. To effectively deliver the tools and tips within that Life Skill, our coaches should be embodying the skills themselves. For our Positive Self-Identity Life Skill, this includes pushing yourself to live in your stretch zone, which develops strength and cultivates skills that can be used to make a difference. Coaching is usually in people’s stretch zone because of the inexperience with coaching techniques and the unfamiliarity with the group of participants and coaches. However, through the coach experience we learn transferable skills that help us grow, and in the process of learning, we develop confidence and have fun. As a coach, we want to lead by example so our participants also learn to stretch themselves for the purpose of developing and embracing their skill sets.
Interested in trying out coaching and living in your stretch zone?
- Visit our volunteer page and contact Julie Donnellan at 408-508-4882 or [email protected]
- Click here for our volunteer tri-fold for more information.
- Click here to view our video and hear from our coaches and participants
What if I am not an expert coach or golfer?
Our coaches come from all walks of life with different life and golf experiences. We provide life and golf skill training as well as training on coach strategies, techniques, and on our coach philosophy. Our goal is to make sure every coach feels supported and learns new skills. Additionally, we have lesson plans to help everyone work together and support one another in the delivery of content. There will always be a paid, lead coach for each class coordinating the group of coaches.
What is the time requirement?
- Volunteer and paid coaches can choose from several session options by location, day of the week, and time.
- Time commitment for a volunteer is 2.5 hours a day, once a week for an 8-week season. The 2.5 hours include a 30-minute pre-class meeting, 1.5-hour class, and a 30-minute post-class debrief.
- The time commitment for a paid coach is 2.5 hours a day, a minimum of twice per week for an 8-week season and a minimum of 2 out of 4 seasons within a calendar year.
Join our team, stretch yourself by learning/developing coaching skills that can help make a difference in the youth and in the community! Please help us spread the word. The more positive and dedicated coaches, the better the program, and the more impactful it is for our youth.