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.
  • Underwriting — FTSV has limited equipment and resources. Contact Judy Deaton for info or click on Donate button and indicate School Program in the memo to direct your funds.

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.

FTSV Title 1 Partner Schools & After School Programs

South County

Britton Middle School, Brownell Middle School, Martin Murphy Middle School, PA Walsh STEAM Academy, San Martin Gwinn Middle School, Soloranso Middle School, South Valley Middle School, St. Mary’s School


Gardener Bullis Elementary, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, Las Lomitas Elementary, MV High School, Ohlone Elementary, St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary, The Primary School, Boys & Girls Club, EPACS, Connect Charter School, Garfield Elementary, Generations United, Hoover Elementary, Kipp Excelencia, Taft Elementary

Greater San Jose

ACE – Empower, ACE – Esperanza, ACE – Inspire, Anne Darling Elementary, Bridges Academy, Cornerstone Academy, Dahl Elementary, Dorsa Elementary, Empire Gardens Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Hubbard Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Lairon Elementary, LUCHA Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Meadows Elementary, Most Holy Trinity Elementary, Oster Elementary, Sacred Heart Elementary, San Antonio Elementary, Santee Elementary, Spartan Keyes Action Youth Center, Stonegate Elementary, Sylvandale Middle School, Washington Elementary, Bracher Elementary, Briarwood Elementary, Ellis Elementary, Haman Elementary