Tee Up In Gym Class
Since 2004, First Tee has been integrating our program into PE classes in schools across the country. We’ve trained educators at more than 10,000 elementary schools across the nation to teach our curriculum, expanding our impact. We work with the school to identify funding opportunities, such as sponsors or donations.
This program aligns with national physical education standards developed by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) and is designed to allow physical educators the ability to adjust lessons to fit their specific teaching situations in terms of class size, time, and facility type. Our curriculum also supports CASEL’s Core Social Emotional Learning Competencies.
First Tee School Program gives physical educators all the tools to get started. We provide the training, equipment, and lesson plans that integrate life skills and values with the game of golf and motor skills. We have an online community for teachers and youth leaders delivering our program, providing access to the curriculum, resources, and connections with peers delivering the program around the country.
With more than 275 participating Indiana elementary schools and support from local communities, the First Tee School Program has established an impressive number of partnerships that encourage students to pursue their interest in golf and adopt its values beyond the classroom. By teaching elementary students First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, we’re putting them on the course to a healthy and active lifestyle.