Become A Coach and Make A Difference

There are currently more than 3,700 coaches signed up with First Tee across the United States, including PGA and LPGA pros, as well as volunteers. But you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer. With the First Tee Coach Program, we provide the training you need.

Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.

Coaching Details

When we need you

•June to early August at part-time summer programs

Where we need you

•Butler County    •Montgomery County     •Warren County


•Organizational Skills     •Communication Skills      •Management Skills

COACH ROLES On the course

•Utilize Nine Core Values & Healthy Habits     •Daily set-up & tear-down     •Assign volunteers activities     •Give instructions to youth     •Maintain/create lesson plans     Capture participant & volunteer attendance     •Conduct certification process

COACH ROLES Off the course

•Conduct annual, pre-season coach clinics for all volunteers     Conduct annual orientation     •Must become and continue to be active in The First Tee Coach training program


•Complete coach application: 2020 Head Coach Packet & Application

•Submit & pass annual background check

•Sign a Coach Agreement

•Complete The Safe Sport Act Training


For more information on getting involved as a coach, contact Wendy Mockabee, Director of Programming & Outreach, at or call 937.974.8115.

Please complete this application and submit to Wendy Mockabee: 2020 Head Coach Packet & Application

*You must complete an application and screening process, which may include an interview about your skills and interests, a criminal background check, and character references. You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.


“I enjoy coaching the students about life through the game of golf. They are so teachable and tell such cute stories. Then I watch them grow to become nice young adults.” -Tim Proud, Coach at Shaker Run.

“Being a head coach for our participants not only changes their lives by going through our nine core values, but seeing them flourish into responsible young adults has given myself a higher quality of life.” David Fox, Coach at City of Dayton Courses & Shaker Run.