USPA to deliver Virtual Curriculum for High Performing Athletes at Golf Performance Center
(RIDGEFIELD, Conn.) – The Golf Performance Center (The GPC) today announces a partnership with US Performance Academy (USPA), the NCAA-accredited, online school created for high-performance athletes, to deliver a personalized, self-paced, and goal-oriented educational experience for student-athletes who train and study in The GPC’s ACHIEVE program for student athletes in grades 6-12.
USPA’s curriculum, created specifically with athletes in mind, equips its highly driven students with the flexibility and accessibility needed to excel in a blended learning environment. The collaboration between USPA and The GPC improves both the education and athletic experience for student-athletes by providing more efficient and meaningful learning experiences, allowing them to create an independent schedule that fits their needs and goals.
“As education models continue to evolve across the country, we realize that high-performing student-athletes require a blended approach to the amount of time focused on their sport and their studies,” says Charlie Wampfler, Director of GPC’s ACHIEVE Program, . “Partnering with USPA gives us the unique ability to offer flexible class schedules and curriculum that optimizes everyone’s time in the classroom. On the golf course, our student-athletes compete against the best players in the world. Our new partnership with USPA elevates our academic program to that same level, preparing our student athletes to achieve their greatness in the classroom, on the golf course and in life.”
Designed by athletes and educators, USPA specifically benefits driven students who dedicate a great deal of time training, traveling, competing, and pushing their game to the next level. The online curriculum allows for a flexible school schedule and academic calendar, while the supportive infrastructure keeps students involved, motivated and on track for playing golf in college.
“Partnering with The Golf Performance Center is an ideal application of our on-demand education experience. We will provide the student-athletes with the flexibility they need to reach their full potential on the golf course without sacrificing time in the classroom,” says USPA President, Pete Smith. “Our mission is grounded in helping young athletes succeed on and off the playing field,”