Junior Leadership Program

Starting at age 13, there are several ways to get involved in leadership roles with First Tee Seattle.
Check out the options below!

Junior Advisory Board (JAB)

The Junior Advisory Board is comprised of high school students who are active in the program and want to give back by creating fundraising events and leadership opportunities.

Junior Coaching Program

We invite all participants age 13+ to get involved as Junior Coaches. All positions involve working directly with our coaches and staff with ample support and guidance, including seasonal chapter coach workshops. Start as a volunteer, then consider the internship and ultimately the role of assistant coach. Training increases at every level, and our goal is to support the program’s objectives as well as your own in taking the next steps in life!

All leaders in First Tee are known as “coaches,” and our primary role is exactly that, but we have many more responsibilities as well that can include special events, communication, technology and data management, and curriculum development.

For all positions, there is no minimum hourly commitment, but a consistent weekly schedule will be developed for you each season based on your availability.

Junior Volunteer

For those age 13+. Gain community service hours for school, “leadership service” hours toward your Ace certification with First Tee, and build your skills as a leader and team member. Work directly with lead staff coaches.

Must be age 13+ and currently enrolled or with previous golf experience.


For those age 15+. Focus is primarily (90%) on coaching and program delivery, including special events, and to include some administrative tasks (10%) to build skills related to technology and communication. Paid stipend available.

Must be age 15+, currently enrolled and at the Birdie level or higher, and have at least 1 full season of volunteer coaching experience.

 Assistant Coach

For those age 16+. Join the coaching team as a “Golf & Life Skills Coach”. Help develop and deliver lesson plans and support both the lead coaching staff and Program Director in achieving seasonal goals in your classes. Become a recognized Assistant Coach with the First Tee national organization. Paid hourly wage.

Must be age 16+ and have served at least 2 seasons as an intern with the chapter.

ACE Level Classes

Ace is the highest level of participation in the First Tee. Minimum age is 15, and applicants must have certified through all previous levels of the program, including Eagle. Additional volunteering and experience in the Junior Leadership Program is strongly recommended. Space is limited to only 18 active Ace members.

For more information, please contact us!

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