First Tee – Raritan Valley Response to Covid-19
FTRV Class Protocols
Fall Class Registration is CLOSED!
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EMAIL inquiries HERE.
2020 Class Fees
Player, Par, Birdie, and Eagle Level Class $150.00/child
Target Advanced Class $100.00/child ( 6-week class )
Target Rookie Class $60.00/child ( 4-week class )
FIRST TEE – RARITAN VALLEY REFUND POLICY
All refund requests prior to the start of class will be subject to a $20.00 administrative fee.
All refund requests no matter what the reason after the start of class will be subject to the a
$20.00 administrative fee and a prorated fee.
No refunds will be granted after week three of the classes.
CLASS WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY
In the case of inclement weather, we will do everything possible to hold classes as we don’t have make-up dates available. We only cancel a class with severe weather but keep in mind class can be held indoors at some of our locations.
We will only make the decision to cancel class one hour prior to the start of class.
Please DO NOT CALL the golf course or facility for an update.
Please call 908-245-1120 one hour prior to the start of class and listen to the voicemail for cancellations. The voicemail is only changed if there are cancellations.
We also announce cancellations on our Facebook page and Twitter account. E-mail is NOT typically used to notify parents!
If the staff has time, we will also post on our website but this is the last thing as we do depend on access to a computer as staff at times are coaching these classes.
Registration System – Salesforce
We are using a new registration platform in 2018 and any past participants from First Tee – Raritan Valley should use the FORGOT PASSWORD link in the Log In section. By using this link, you will receive an e-mail link that will allow you to create a new password. Please note that this e-mail may arrive in a SPAM/JUNK folder.
If you are new to First Tee – Raritan Valley in 2019, please create a NEW ACCOUNT.
PARTICIPANTS from ANOTHER CHAPTER:
If you were in The First Tee program at another chapter, please call Dana Schoenbach, Program Director at (908) 245-1120.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
First Tee – Raritan Valley will never turn a child away from Life Skills Experience Programs for the inability to pay. We work with families so their child may participate in our programs. We do, however, ask that if you are able to pay a portion of any of the costs that you do so. By receiving financial assistance, you will be subject to our attendance policy (see below). Please understand that as a scholarship participant you and your child may be asked to write thank you letters to donors, submit a story or to participate in fundraising events.
NEW PROCESS!!! Please Read – Applying for Financial Assistance will now be part of the registration process. Please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Register your child for your desired class by adding the class to the cart.
Step 2: Once you add your child(ren) to the cart, click PROCEED TO CHECK OUT.
Step 3: Continue the Event Registration by filling out the participant’s contact information and answering the questions. When you get to the Financial Aid Page, please click that you would like to apply. Answer the questions and click continue.
Step 4: Select the participant(s) that you would like to receive consideration for aid. Upon applying, your application will be reviewed by The First Tee of Raritan Valley staff and a determination will be made.
Step 5: Upon determination, you will receive an email with directions to complete your registration. You will have 48 hours to complete your registration. Failure to complete your registration in 48 hours will result in your registration being canceled.
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, WE REQUIRE THAT ALL SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANTS ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM.
YOUR CHILD IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MINIMUM OF TWO-THIRDS OF EACH SESSION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE FUTURE.
*OUR ATTENDANCE POLICY IS IN PLACE BECAUSE OF OUR LIMITED CLASS SIZES.*
Which class should I register my child for?
(Students must be the required age of the class level by the start of class – No Exceptions!)
Target ROOKIES (4 week class)
This is our introductory level class for 5 & 6-year-olds.
We use SNAG (Starting New At Golf) equipment.
Target ADVANCED (6 week class)
This is our class for 5 & 6-year-olds who have attended a 6-week Target Rookie class.
We use golf clubs and expand on the materials learned in the Target Rookies class.
Player I Class (Minimum age 7)
The Player I Class is for children ages 7 & 8 years old and anyone new to The First Tee program from ages 7 – 10. Every participant starts here and introduces playing the game of golf with special emphasis on learning golf skills and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values.
Player II Class
The Player II class is for anyone new to The First Tee program from ages 11 – 17 regardless of golf skills. The class introduces playing the game of golf with special emphasis on learning golf skills and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values.
The Par class is for any student who is Player Certified and a minimum of 9 years old. They have now learned the basic golf and life skills of The First Tee and will focus on interpersonal skills.
The Birdie class is for any student who is Par Certified and a minimum of 11 years old. The class will emphasize goal-setting both on and off the golf course.
The Eagle class is for any student who is Birdie Certified and a minimum of 13 years old. The class will emphasize resilience skills, conflict resolution, and planning for the future.
The Ace Class is for any student who is Eagle Certified, a minimum of 14 years old, and has attended our most recent Advanced Life Skills Workshop.
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