School Program


We equip teachers and after-school partners to deliver our life skill and golf skill curriculum in their setting. We focus on low-income areas and Title 1 Schools and transition of students to our on-course program. We also deliver life skill and golf skill lessons at community outreach events.

  • Activity-based program specifically designed for schools and youth serving organizations
  • Series of in-school and after-school life skill and golf skill classes
  • Uses golf activities to deliver First Tee life skills (e.g., Showing Respect)
  • May be implemented indoors or outdoors using plastic equipment and Velcro targets
  • Classes may conclude with a field trip to one of our golf course program locations

Curriculum Content & Benefits

  • Activity Guide written with the youth activity leader and volunteer leader in mind.
  • Designed to fit in a variety of settings and locations.
  • Includes 18 detailed activity plans, an information section explaining teaching methods, safety and class management procedures, instructional cue cards, golf terms, and other helpful information for successful implementation
  • Seamlessly integrates the Nine Core Values which include: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment into physical lessons.
  • Uses sports that students are familiar with to introduce golf fundamentals.
  • Schedule is flexible to fit the needs of school or youth serving organizations.

Training & Equipment

  • Includes a one-and-a-half-hour online session.
  • Contains lesson design, equipment, safety, and skills instruction.
  • Provides the ability to view video clips of physical educators delivering core content.
  • SNAG, Starting New At Golf is developmentally appropriate golf equipment which includes oversized clubs, tennis-style balls, and a variety of targets designed to be used indoors or outdoors.
  • Set contains equipment to teach large groups of 25 to 45 students.

Costs & Financial Aid

  • Equipment Cost — FTSV loans each contracted site the $3,000 worth of necessary equipment for the academic year.
  • Annual Support Cost — FTSV’s total cost to equip a site for one year is $2,000 for equipment replenishment ($500), training and support ($500), coordination ($500), and a field trip to FTSV ($500).
  • Financial Aid — Financial aid for annual costs is available on request.
  • FTSV has limited equipment and resources for the Program.

Become a School Site

  • Principals & Site Directors — Please contact Joe Stuban if you would like to become a School Site.
  • Parents & Guardians — Please contact your school’s Principal or Site Director and have them contact Joe Stuban if you would like your child’s school or youth serving organization to become a School Site.

Outreach Events

  • FTSV delivers life skill and golf skill lessons and shares program info at community events — Parent Universities, Back to School Nights, etc.
  • Event Coordinators — Please contact Victor Manrique if you are interested in having FTSV attend a community event.