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  • The First Tee Character Development Program

    The First Tee Character Development Program

    Community Service, Inc. is proud to partner with The First Tee of Central Arkansas to offer the CSI First Tee Character Development Program, a healthy and positive youth development program in Western Central Arkansas. The First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. We’re Building Game Changers!


    CSI First Tee Character Development Program Membership Now Available!


    Purchase your monthly, yearly and camp fees here.

    Pay Online
    Full and partial scholarships available for families who may need assistance, please contact Coach Sam Taylor at 501-733-3938 or by email staylor@csiyouth.com      First Tee Scholarship Form


    Program Information

    At the CSI First Tee Character Development Program, We’re Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens to be the best version of themselves.

    Our trained coaches not only provide an introduction to junior golf and an opportunity to enhance golf skills, but they also create a safe, supportive, and empowering environment to help your child prepare for life ahead, including friendships, school, college and even their careers.

    Through our program, kids will learn skills that stay with them for life:

    • Understanding and managing emotions
    • Resolving conflicts
    • Setting up step-by-step goals
    • Planning for the future
    • Appreciating diversity
    • Golf fundamentals and advanced techniques



    Advancing through the First Tee Program:

    At each age group, participants engage with the 5 Key Commitments: Pursuing Goals, Growing through Challenge, Collaborating with Others, Building Positive Self-Identity, and Using Good Judgement, while focusing on mastering golf fundamentals and building upon a golf skill foundation as they advance within the program.



    Age 7-9

    • Be active and have fun with peers in a safe and encouraging manner
    • Build inner strength and self-confidence
    • Learn to play golf
    • Focus on building relationships with other players while exploring the game of golf

    Age 10-11

    • Explore character concepts in active and collaborative ways that are valuable on and off the course
    • Develop golf skills and enthusiasm for the game
    • Support positive Game Changing behaviors in fun and meaningful ways

    Age 12-13

    • Explore both golf skills and characters commitments while having fun with peers
    • Provide opportunities to demonstrate mastery and growth in golf skills and abilities
    • Support growth and development of early adolescents

    Age 14+

    • Build character and support personal development
    • Develop additional golf skills and abilities
    • Look toward their future and plan their own paths
    • Evaluate, reflect, and apply their understanding of life and golf skills to new situations on and off the course


    Program Schedule


    Now Enrolling! First Tee Classes for Youth Ages 7 to 18!


    One Day Spring Break Camp Dates, Times, Locations

    o   Monday, March 18th – 8:30 to 11:30 am – Morrilton Country Club

    o   Tuesday, March 19th – 8:30 to 11:30 am – Russellville Country Club

    o   Wednesday, March 20th – 8:30 to 11:30 am – Arkansas Golf Center


    Spring Session Start Dates  Enrollment Open 

    o   Morrilton Program – Monday, March 25th – Meets Every Monday

    o   Russellville Program – Tuesday, March 26th – Meets Every Tuesday

    o   Conway Program – Wednesday, March 27th – Meets Every Wednesday



    Program Information:

    Morrilton Program – Every Monday – Morrilton Country Club

    Russellville Program – Every Tuesday – Russellville Country Club

    Conway Program – Every Wednesday – Arkansas Golf Center (Conway, AR)


    Weekly Summer Class Times for all Locations


    Class Ages Class Time
    Caddie Class (ages 7-9) 3:45 to 5 pm
    Junior Class (ages 10-11) 3:45 to 5 pm
    Senior Class (ages 12-13) 5 to 6 pm
    Pro Class (ages 14+ ) 5 to 6 pm


     Program Resources

    Program Registration Form: Any youth who would like to participate in the CSI First Tee Character Development Program is required to complete a program registration form. Please complete the registration form, then submit to staylor@csiyouth.com or send by fax 479-967-2775  First Tee Registration Form – 2023- Registration Form



    Program Scholarship Form: Full and partial scholarships are available for families who may need assistance, please complete a scholarship form and email to staylor@csiyouth.com. For more information or questions about scholarships, please contact Coach Sam Taylor at 501-733-3938.  First Tee Scholarship Form


    Pay Online



    Nine Core Values:

    –  Honesty


    –  Integrity


    –  Sportsmanship


    –  Respect


    –  Confidence


    –  Responsibility


    –  Perseverance


    –  Courtesy


    –  Judgement