2018 Summer Programs
The First Tee uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. Sessions include a fun, group setting for youth ages 5 to 17 regardless of background or previous experience. Teaming up with experts in positive youth development, The First Tee helps youth become good golfers and even better people.
Beginning the summer of 2018, The First Tee of Yakima will now be using the online registration platform known as Salesforce. This new transition will help us track your child’s progression throughout The First Tee program, allow an easy way to navigate and register for classes, and a seamless check out process. Along with all of our participant information, the platform will also help us keep record of our coaches and their progress within the chapter, as well as coach training.
Classes meet once a week, for an hour and 45 minutes (1.5 for TARGET). A nine week class session is $75, and scholarships are available.
View offered classes:
Please note: You will have to log in or create and account to see the complete schedule and to register.
New Participants: For children age five years and older and NEW to The First Tee, please create a NEW ACCOUNT using the button below. Should you experience any difficulty, please call the office at 509-949-6349.
If you are a returning parent/participant, you will need to login using the email address you last used on a paper registration form. You will need to use the FORGOT PASSWORD link in the Log In section in order to help you finalize the set up of your account. By using this link, you will receive an email link that will allow you to create a new password. Please check your SPAM/JUNK folder if you don’t receive it. For more information or for a step-by-step break down of this process, please use the registration instructions provided below.
Click Registration button below.
From the login page, click “Forgot Password?” hyperlink.
Enter your login email address: <enter email address> and click Submit.
Open your email and click on the new hyperlink provided to set up a new password.
You may now register for the 2018 Summer Session.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION, please contact Christina McCarthy at 509-949-6349 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Program Unlike Any Other
The First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Through golf and our core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:
- Making proper introductions
- Managing emotions
- Resolving conflicts
- Setting up step-by-step goals
- Planning for the future
- Appreciating diversity
Advancing through the Program
From age 7 through 18, youth progress through different levels by demonstrating The First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills as well as passing an assessment. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level. The pinnacle of The First Tee is completing Ace.
- Target (5 and 6 year olds) – Introduce your little one to the game in a low stress, high fun atmosphere using over sized equipment and belco targets.
- PLAYer (required minimum age 7) – Tee up for the first time and learn the game of golf and The First Tee’s Code of Conduct.
- Par (recommended minimum age 9) – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course.
- Birdie (recommended minimum age 11) – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality.
- Eagle (recommended minimum age13) – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning.
- Ace (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) – Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community.
The Power of Relationships
“I consider my coaches at The First Tee to be some of the most important mentors I had growing up.” –alumnus
The First Tee coaches are trained to create positive relationships that inspire youth to discover their individual potential. Our programs help young people build confidence, develop respect and appreciate the value of giving back to our community all while learning the lifelong sport of golf.