Age-Based Curriculum

First Tee Program – Coming in 2023

The First Tee team is working on finalizing the 2023 Programming Schedule! Stay tuned for more updates about dates, times and locations to come! Announcements will be made in our newsletter and on social media outlets in the next couple weeks! If you aren’t already following us on social media, make sure your do @firstteesa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

At First Tee – Greater San Antonio, we’re Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens to be the best version of themselves.

By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with character-building, we create learning experiences that help kids uncover their inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that they can carry to everything they do.

Our trained coaches not only provide an introduction to junior golf and an opportunity to enhance golf skills, but they also create a safe, supportive, and empowering environment to help your child prepare for life ahead, including friendships, school, college and even their careers.

Through our program, kids will learn skills that stay with them for life:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Golf fundamentals and advanced techniques

Advancing through the First Tee Program:

At each age group, participants engage with the 5 Key Commitments: Pursuing Goals, Growing through Challenges, Collaborating with Others, Building Positive Self-Identity, and Using Good Judgement, while focusing on mastering golf fundamentals and building upon a golf skill foundation as they advance within the program.

Age 7-9

  • Be active and have fun with peers in a safe and encouraging manner
  • Build inner strength and self-confidence
  • Learn to play golf
  • Focus on building relationships with other players while exploring the game of golf

Age 10-11

  • Explore character concepts in active and collaborative ways that are valuable on and off the course
  • Develop golf skills and enthusiasm for the game
  • Support positive Game Changing behaviors in fun and meaningful ways

Age 12-13

  • Explore both golf skills and characters commitments while having fun with peers
  • Provide opportunities to demonstrate mastery and growth in golf skills and abilities
  • Support growth and development of early adolescents

Age 14+

  • Build character and support personal development
  • Develop additional golf skills and abilities
  • Look toward their future and plan their own paths
  • Evaluate, reflect, and apply their understanding of life and golf skills to new situations on and off the course

Age Group Descriptions


Age 7-9
First Tee Program for ages 7-9 teaches the game of golf in a fun, safe, and empowering
environment. At this age group, we are introducing and engaging participants with both golf
and life skills.
Participants will get active and play golf with their peers to help them build inner strength,
self-confidence, and enthusiasm for the game. Classes are designed to accommodate new
and returning golfers of the same age. Participants will register and be grouped by age and
will progress through the program as they “age up,” with lessons adjusted to challenge
players at their skill level.


Age 10-11
First Tee Program for ages 10-11 supports the exploration of both character and golf skills in
active and collaborative ways.
The learning experiences in the course help to build inner strength, self-confidence, and an
enthusiasm for the sport, while encouraging the development of positive Game Changing
behaviors. Classes are designed to accommodate new and returning golfers of the same
age. Participants will register and be grouped by age and will progress through the program
as they “age up” with lessons adjusted to challenge players at their skill level.


Age 12-13
First Tee Program for ages 12-13 focuses on the development of both golf and character skills.
The lessons and activities in this program empower participants to explore both golf skills
and character commitments appropriate for their stage of growth and development.
Coaches support the development of confidence in participants through additional
opportunities for them to demonstrate mastery and growth in their golf skills and abilities.
Classes are designed to accommodate new and returning golfers of the same age.
Participants will register and be grouped by age and will progress through the program as
they “age up,” with lessons adjusted to challenge players at their skill level.


Age 14+
First Tee Program for ages 14+ places a greater emphasis on the personal development of
participants. These lessons help participants elaborate on their understanding, applying
what they have learned to new situations on and off the course to deepen their skills as they
evaluate, reflect on, and provide evidence of their new understanding of life and golf skills.
As participants learn more about who they are and what they are capable of, they have the
opportunity at First Tee to begin to look towards the future and plan their own paths. Classes
are designed to accommodate new and returning golfers of the same age.