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

The PLAYer level focuses on play, getting participants on the course for play. The Par level focuses on 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. Finally, the ACE level is project focused, centered around community service, giving back to the chapter, and good citizenship.