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US Performance Academy Announces Education Partnership with Sports Academy

Written by: Megan Burch, Director of Marketing

Innovative online school and elite youth training program join forces to provide elite student-athletes rigorous, flexible schooling option

Elkins, N.H. – US Performance Academy (USPA), the only fully accredited, NCAA-approved online school for committed student-athletes in grades 6 through 12, announces an exciting new partnership with Sports Academy, one of the nation’s premier sports training organizations. Now the Official Online Education Provider of Sports Academy. USPA will offer student-athletes the flexibility to train and compete at the highest level while obtaining a rigorous, high-quality education that is custom-tailored to fit within their family's busy lifestyle. 

“Both Sports Academy and USPA strongly believe that education and sports play an important role in molding young people,” said Chad Faulkner, Sports Academy CEO. “It is our duty to make sure that our athletes have the right tools to thrive both academically and athletically. By joining forces, we provide athletes and families with a proven positive pathway for accelerated development.” 

Blending rigorous, comprehensive, and technologically advanced curriculum with the human attention and guidance from individual learning coaches, USPA supports the student-athlete’s unique schedule, creates a pathway towards their personal, professional, and athletic goals, and leverages the latest technology for an on-the-go environment. Many of the school’s faculty members and learning coaches are former elite-level athletes who competed on the international stage and understand the challenges of balancing sports commitments with education expectations. 

“At USPA, our team of learning coaches and teachers understand the demands on high-performing student-athletes,” said Pete Smith, Founder and President of USPA. “It's an honor to partner with the team from Sports Academy.  Their facilities and training programs are the industry's best.  It's a natural fit for us, and I'm thrilled to welcome their student athletes to our school.”

USPA will offer Sports Academy’s dedicated student-athletes a rigorous, yet supportive education experience and the flexibility to train, travel, and compete around the world. All students work with an individual learning coach who helps them stay connected and on track with their schooling. Whether a student aspires to compete in the Olympics, professionally, or at the collegiate level, USPA helps them achieve their athletic goals without missing a beat in school.

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ABOUT US PERFORMANCE ACADEMY: Founded in 2012 by athletes for athletes, US Performance Academy is the online school for elite athletes in grades 6-12 that provides the flexibility to achieve both athletic and academic success. Through a comprehensive educational support program for the whole student-athlete, USPA teachers, learning coaches, counselors, and coaches create a community where online education and performance intersect with a human connection.ABOUT SPORTS ACADEMY: Sports Academy, a premier institution in the world of human performance, fosters a high-performance culture driven by excellence, innovation, and expertise. Renowned as industry-leading experts, we empower individuals and teams to achieve extraordinary results through leading-edge protocols , state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class coaching. Our expert-driven, safe, and effective full-circle training approach caters to youth, adult, amateur, professional, tactical, and elite athletes. Collaborating with top professionals in sports medicine, rehabilitation, cognition, sports science, and research, we implement evidence-based practices and utilize best-in-class performance technology. Sports Academy’s leading-edge flagship facilities in California, and Texas are complete with full diagnostic, development, competition, and recovery environments that energize the training and competitive experiences that yield optimal results.