Volunteer Coaching Information

There are more than 3,700 coaches signed up at the First Tee including PGA and LPGA Pros but our volunteers make up the majority of coaches and help keep First Tee chapters running! You don’t have to be a golf professional or a good golfer to make a difference, we will provide the training you need! If you enjoy golf and positively impacting youth’s lives, then you have the ability to help coach! Youth just need mentors, positive reinforcement, and encouragement from their First Tee coaching staff!

Do you have interest introducing golf to youth or teaching the next generation of game changers? Then become a First Tee – Louisville Volunteer Coach! Volunteer Coaches help youth with the basics of golf, safety, and life skills as they navigate new lesson plans each week. First Tee Coaches teach golf to youth while seamlessly integrating life skills that we call the Five Key Commitments which are: collaborating with others, using good judgment, growing through challenge, pursuing goals, and building positive self-identity.

Benefits of Volunteer Coaching Include:

FREE First Tee – Louisville merchandise

FREE golf at Shawnee Golf Course and Bobby Nichols Golf Course

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Various FREE spots in organization sponsored golf events

Networking opportunities at events

Ability to coach different nights of the week at various locations across Louisville

End-of-the-year gift

Why Coaching is important:

Coaching is extremely vital in order to build a positive youth’s development. Building a meaningful relationship between youth and a coach can impact them for the rest of their lives. Coaches can help our participants unlock their full potential and discover what is inside of them. Coaches help strengthen and provide them the tools to feel empowered. Without mentorship, the positive youth development does not happen. Our coaches have the ability to help young people set goals and reach their full potential for a successful future.

Training:

In order to coach, we provide Volunteer Coach Trainings before we begin Spring Programming. We also offer Level I First Tee trainings throughout the year. Volunteer Coaches also must complete a background check and online Safesport Training. Our training system is built on research-proven methods of positive youth development!

In order to become a Volunteer Coach reach out through:

Phone (502) 772-9494

Email Blake Hardesty at [email protected]

Email Olivia Pennybaker at [email protected]