2019 Parent Welcome Letter

Welcome and Happy 2019 to all of our new and returning families!  Thank you for being a very special member of our chapter with The First Tee!

Programming for New Castle County: will begin mid – April 2019, and programming for Kent / Sussex Counties:  will begin – July 2019.

To view our 2019 New Castle County Program Schedule: CLICK HERE

To view our Kent Counties Program Schedule: CLICK HERE

To view our Sussex County Program Schedule: CLICK HERE

*NEW FOR 2019:

  • Parent Clinics at Ed Oliver Golf Club – Dates will be available during Orientation 
  • 2nd Season of NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS SEE BELOW

We are in the process of adding new events throughout the year, so please stay tuned!  Our caring and trained coaches will provide a positive learning environment using information from The First Tee Life Skills Curriculum during all classes.  Listed below are the levels and the recommended age requirements:

  • TARGET:    4 to 6 year olds
  • PLAYer I:    Anyone new to the program – ages 7 and older
  • PLAYer II:   Completed PLAYer I written and playing skills
  • PAR:   Completed PLAYer II written and playing skills – minimum age 9 and older
  • BIRDIE:  Completed PAR written and playing skills – minimum age 11 and older
  • EAGLE:  Completed BIRDIE written and playing skills – minimum age 13 and older
  • ACE:   Completed EAGLE written and playing skills – minimum age 14 and older

We will assist with the classification and skill level for each participant.  All new participants, age 7 and older, are required to start at the PLAYer level.  This information is detailed in the “Parent’s Guide to The First Tee” which you will receive at our parent orientation. It is important that you have appropriate knowledge of The First Tee curriculum prior to participating and progressing to the next level.  If you would like to preview the “Parent Guide to The First Tee” it is available on The First Tee National website, http://www.thefirsttee.org. We have a Delaware specific Parent Mini-Handbook on our website.  CLICK HERE.

In 2018, over 16,000 young people were introduced to The First Tee of Delaware.  Activities took place on the golf courses, in schools, after school, with various youth organizations, in summer clinics, at special events, and during our fun filled year round programs.

Your support is greatly valued and needed to ensure our quality programs continue for the children.  Sign-up sheets will be available at all parent orientation classes for a variety of activities, committees and events.

FUNDRAISING & PARENT VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

Fundraising and parent involvement is extremely important for us to provide programming to all of our participants.  Listed below are some of the events that are planned for 2019 with more to follow.  If you have any idea on additional special events, please let us know.  All ideas are considered, and we welcome your participation.

  1. Annual Delaware Marathon Water Station
  2. Family Fun Fitness Festival @ Mt Pleasant Elementary
  3. Annual Ronald McDonald House Clean-up Day – Friday, April 19th 9 AM-Noon
  4. Golf Goodie Yard Sales @ Ed Oliver Golf Club
  5. 4th Annual Delmarva Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 7th @ Wild Quail GC
  6. Wednesday, September 12th – Mayors Cup Golf Outing @ Rock Manor –11 AM (various shifts available).
  7. Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up / PA Ave (Boyd’s Flowers)
  8. Winter Holiday Fun Day @ Ed Oliver Golf Club

The First Tee of Delaware has and will always be committed to the safety and well-being of EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN.  Our chapter’s success is due to the outstanding support we receive from our wonderful families, volunteers and community.  Every year, we ask each family to kindly participate and volunteer a minimum of 4 hours to assist with various class/events/activities/office help.  Please call the office with your preference and to schedule your hours.  Families will have the option to pay an additional $100 fee at the time of registration, if they cannot or choose not to participate in volunteering. Further details about this are on the REGISTRATION page instructions.

E-MAIL NOTIFICATION

Please know that all e-mail addresses will be kept confidential and not shared with any other entity

In 2018, we launched a NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS to streamline and enhance your registration experience. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and read all information links and registration instructions on our new registration page before going through the registration process. We encourage you to submit your information as soon as possible to assure enrollment in your preferred class.

We do require that parents attend a Parent orientation session each season.  Stay tuned for dates and times.  If you are unable to attend a session – please call us.  Please note: Parent orientation classes will be scheduled prior to our spring, summer and fall sessions in all 3 counties.   

Thank you for joining The First Tee of Delaware!  Should you have any questions, contact charmatftde@gmail.com, janetftde@gmail.com, or rwnorris777@gmail.com or by calling 302.384-8759.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon for a fantastic 2019 season!