The focus of The First Tee National School Program (NSP) is to establish a lifelong interest in golf by engaging young people in a structured golf curriculum taught during physical education classes, while promoting personal character development in every lesson. For more on the NSP and its history, please visit our national site here.

About 25 percent of the 200+ The First Tee Chapters worldwide sponsor the National School Program. Another 40 percent of Chapters endorse and support the National School Program in their areas. The First Tee National School Program provides curriculum that incorporates The First Tee Nine Core Values into fun golf activities. The program uses SNAG (“Starting New At Golf”) equipment. The equipment is high quality plastic clubs (launchers and putters, balls, mats, tees, and targets) that can be used indoors or outside. A school set includes various sizes and enough equipment for a class size of 48. The curriculum was developed by experts in the field and adheres to NASPE (National Standards for Physical Education) standards. The training for teachers can be an outside visit by a trainer or a 3-hour on line course.

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National School Program And The Nine Core Values
Learn more about our fun and engaging First Tee Nine Core Values Golf Program, click to download.
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National School Program in Syracuse
We have added five new city schools to our National School Program network in 2010. Those schools are Van Duyn, Meachem, Salem Hyde, Elmwood and Frazer.
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Future Goals for NSP in Syracuse
We hope to get the National School Program into all of our city elementary physical education programs in the next three to five years.
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