SPRING CLINICS START THE WEEK OF THE APRIL 20TH 2013.
REGISTRATION BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 19, 2013.
(THE REGISTRATION PROCESS ISN'T COMPLETE TIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED BY TFTP. A PARTICIPANT SPOT WILL NOT BE HELD WITHOUT PAYMENT IN FULL OR COMPLETED SCHOLARSHIP FORM.)
Golf and Life Skill Clinics are held at The First Tee of Pittsburgh throughout the year. Clinics are held for families from the community seasonally, winter, spring, summer and fall, for six week sessions.
Clinics for groups from schools, youth serving agencies, faith groups and clubs are scheduled with group leaders to meet the specific needs of each group.
In order to sccomodate a wide range of ages the following levels are offered.
TARGET: The TARGET level is broken down into six components each used to spark curiosity in the game of golf, meet new people, and have fun. In the TARGET level The First Tee concepts of interpersonal skills and self-management are the focus of each lesson. The TARGET level is for 5 and 6 year olds.
PLAYer: The PLAYer level helps establish the foundation for young people to become life-long PLAYers of the game. By creating opportunities for new PLAYers to get on the golf course and play as soon as they enter The First Tee, they are exposed to the game where and how it is played; have more fun learning skills of the game; are provided opportunities for appreciating the game; and, as a result, develop and play the game. The PLAYer level starts at 7 years old and is the introductory level for all PLAYErs new to The First Tee. The PLAYer level introduces the Nine Core Values and incorporates them into each lesson. (TARGET enrollment is not a requirement to participate at the PLAYEr level)
Par: The Par level PLAYers are introduced to the mental side of playing golf while learning skills that will help them on and off the golf course. The Main focus of the Par level is to assist PLAYers in acquiring several self- management techniques that will help them in managing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to perform at their best on and off the golf course. The focus of the Par core lessons is on internal self-management and this awareness helps provide the underpinnings for the external self-management and goals setting skills PLAYers will acquire at the Birdie and Eagle levels. The ideal age for cognitive, emotional, and physical readiness for the Par level is 9 years old.
Birdie: The Birdie level the life skill focus is on goal setting. PLAYers with the ability to set and pursue their own goals will have a greater sense of purpose, direction, and motivation in their lives. The purpose of the Birdie level is to help PLAYers learn how to identify personal goals and to develop strategy for reaching their goals. The ideal age for cognitive, emotional, and physical readiness for the Birdie level is 11 years old.
Eagle: The Eagle level the focus is on developing the PLAYer in all aspects of golf and life. PLAYers build on the self-management, interpersonal skills, and goal setting techniques of the PLAYer, Par, and Birdie levels with a specific emphasis on resilience skills, conflict resolution, and planning for the future. The Eagle level has a mandatory starting age of 13 years old.