CONGRATULATIONS

We are proud to announce the recent recipients for the “2017 – Coaches, Volunteer and Participant of The Year Award.”

Participant of The YearThe First Tee of The Palm Beaches 

Coach: Sam Velazquez, Volunteer: Phil Growick, Participant: Amber Steele

Palm Beach Outstanding Coach Recognition Award to Coaches Joe Alonzi and Herb Artis for being huge supporters of the Special Needs program at Dyer Park since the beginning of the Palm Beach Chapter. Thank you for the amazing job you do every day!

Picture left to right: Herb Artis, Phil Growick, Amber Steele, Joe Alonzi and Sam Velazquez.

Coaches

The First Tee of The Treasure Coast 

Coach: MaryLois Altmann, Volunteer: John Sedwitz

 

 

The First Tee of Broward Volunteer

Coach: Steve Voguit and Nick Cupper, Volunteer:Angela and Rick Cohen, Participant:Erin Kavanaugh

Pictured left to right: Nick Cupper, Jack Bloomfield and Steve Voguit.

These Coaches and Volunteers have been chosen because they have demonstrated chapter leading dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism and have met our Coaches’ objectives to be a successful Coach. Thank you to all of our Coaches and Volunteers!
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COACH RESOURCES AND TRAINING

What to Expect: Tracking Your Coach Status

As you may know, The First Tee is transforming how they manage their business and customer interactions with a transition to Salesforce.  As part of this conversion, they will be using a new Learning Management System (LMS) know as LITMOS. This will allow you as a Coach to see your current status and progression through The First Tee Coach Program.  You will have accurate up to date status at your fingertips!

Be sure to look out for an email within the next coming weeks about creating your new coach account in Litmos.  Once you create your account and log in, you will see your next, required course of action located on your dashboard and the date in which it is due. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your Coach Training representative Megan Pak, East Territory at mpak@thefirsttee.org

NEW COACH PROGRAM GUIDELINES

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COACHES MEETING SCHEDULE 2018

Our Coach Meetings are an important gathering to share ideas, discuss challenges and prepare for the upcoming months. Please try and attend. We all learn more when you are there!

Second Meeting: How to have a Successful Fall Program and Participants’ Certification

Third Meeting: The Importance of the Database and Coaches’ Certification

Location and Time – TBD
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WANT TO COACH AT AN ACADEMY?

Now is your chance! The applications to coach at The First Tee College Golf Prep Academy and Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy are now available.

Mark your calendars for: Coach Applications deadline is April 20th

* 2018 Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy, July 25 – July 31, 2018 in East Lansing, MI – CLICK HERE

* 2018 College Golf Prep Academy (formerly PLAYer Advanced Academy) July 10 – 16 in West Palm Beach, FL – CLICK HERE

Coaching at an Academy is a fantastic opportunity to work with, and learn from coaches, participants and home office staff. Many of our Coaches have attended in the past. There are no out of pocket costs to you and it is a great trip!
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SUBMITTING YOUR STUDENT DATABASE INFORMATION

We are responsible for tracking and reporting participant data in The First Tee participant database for Home Office.

After every 9 -week class session every Coach needs to submit a completed database form. Please send in your participant names throughout the year.

Through consistent tracking, this assists our Chapter to measure the relevance and impact of programs and monitor trends. If you need the database form, please let me know. We have a new database form to use this year. Please CLICK HERE for the new form.
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COACH FEATURE OF THE MONTH

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Submitted by: Coach Rick Hengstenberg, PGA from The First Tee of the Treasure Coast

Par Level – Ask-Listen-Respond (A-L-R)

Par students focus on life skill activity 12.3- asking good questions with A-L-R.
I wrote down three closed-ended questions. The students had to ask Assistant Golf Pro Mark an open-ended question by re-wording the closed-ended question I gave them.  You can write down numerous questions and have your students pick one out of a hat like we did.

Thank You, Mark, Assistant Pro at Champions Club, for your participation!
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DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Now is the time to have your students (open to boys and girls ages 7-15) sign up for the 2019 DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT.
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION.

We are very proud to announce that Shawn Tyson from The First Tee of The Palm Beaches was selected to go to Augusta National in 2016. Your student can be next!