Paralleling the structure of the golf instruction program, The First Tee life skills curriculum is divided into three levels, starting with Par (for beginners) and progressing through Birdie and Eagle.

The Par level focuses on the fundamental communication and self-management skills. The Birdie level deals primarily with goal-setting. The Eagle level gives participants advanced instruction and practice on mastering Par and Birdie level skills, as well as additional topics, such as conflict management, mentoring, and career planning.