The First Tee Life Skills Experience promotes character development to enhance personal and social growth. Along with The Life Skills experience The First Tee also promotes healthy living through The Nine Healthy Habits, which are in three categories;
Play-regular physical activity
Energy-proper diet and nutrition
Safety-safe practices and physical recovery
Mind-emotional and psychological well being
Family- contribute to healthy home
Vision-preparing for the future
Friends-maintaining healthy relationships
Community-participate in extended social opportunities
National School Program
The National School Program has been growing every year since 2004. It is in over 3,400 schools, 350 school districts across the country and has impacted more than 1.6 million elementary students.
Program Focus: Safety, Character education, concept learning, developmental approach to teaching and learning, motor skills, and the Nine Core Values in each lesson.
The First Tee of Rochester introduced the National School Program to the first school in the Rochester area in 2011, Lincoln Choice K-8. Over 300 kids were introduced to this program. In 2013, NSP expanded to thirteen schools in the Rochester area and 4000+ kids participated in the program. Those schools are: Byron Elementary, Central Intermediate, Folwell, Lincoln Choice, Jefferson, Washington, St. Francis, St. Pius, St. Johns, Holy Spirit, Gage, John Adams and Bamber Valley.
New schools for 2015 are: Pinewood, Longfellow, and Riverside.
Individual - $70.00 first session, $30 each additional session
Family -(2 or more children) $70 per session per participant, yearly maximum of $210
Wee Level -$30.00
Scholarships are available, inquire at Hadley Creek
All participants new to The First Tee, regardless of golf skill must start with the PLAYer level.
PLAYer 1, 2, 3 Ages 7-17.
Par I-Ages 9-17: must be PLAYer certified .
Par II-Ages 9-17: must be Par I certified
Par III-Ages 10-17: must be Par II certified
Birdie- Ages 11-17; must be Par certified.
Eagle- Ages 14-17; must be Birdie certified.
******PAR3 MUST BE TAKEN TWICE BEFORE
MOVING TO THE BIRDIE LEVEL*****
Information about The First Tee Rochester is available at the Park and Recreation Department office at 201 4th Street SE (City Hall) or after April 1st at Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center at 2427 Hadley Valley Road NE.Phone 507-529-4119 For more information contact W.W.(Watty) Watson- email: firstname.lastname@example.org