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The IFP ACADEMY is ESTABLISHING

GLOBAL STANDARDS for PICKLEBALL

The International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) the World Governing Body for the Sport of Pickleball has teamed up with Pro Team ACADEMY in June of 2020. The IFP Academy is a non-profit organization establishing new standards for Training, Teaching, Instructor Certification, and Player Ratings around the world. Our mission and goals are to spread the Sport of Pickleball Globally and to create an education and training standards that will leave no individual or county behind.

Through the IFP Academy we offer Instructor Certification, Training and Education and Player Skill Ratings. We also have available Business Liability and Professional Liability Insurance for IFP Certified Instructors (that travels with you abroad).

providing these services around the world.

The IFP offers Continual Education Online

Proficiency courses for Instructors and IFP members.

IFP MEMBER TRAINING AND CONTINUAL EDUCATION

Training Materials are constantly being Analyzed and Certified to Improve your Player Skills.

There are many benefits to becoming an IFP member. One of them is access to the IFP Academy training materials, video archives, newsletters, and continual education courses. These are designed and certified to improve your game. There are a lot of videos and training material on the internet (how do you know if it is the one you should watch and will it actually help your games). Our Pro-level Instructors have done the work for you by going through the videos, watching, analyzing, and certifying the ones that will benefit you the most. Our team actively works with the top instructors in the sport to update and brings you the most relevant materials. (Disclaimer: Because a video is not included, does not mean it will not help your game. It may be because our Continual Education team has not had a chance to view it or we already have top level videos in that category. We are always analyzing videos and working with top instructors in the game to provide you the most relevant.).

Note: Certified IFP Instructors will have access to similar materials however with a different point of view as it relates to instructing. See Certifications for more information.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • ONLINE Continual Education Courses to continue to add proficiency to your game.
  • Monthly Live Webinars / FAQ Video Conferencing Sessions with the top Tier 1 Instructors from the IFP.
  • Monthly newsletters with tips, drills, strategy ideas and more..
  • Plus, a percentage of every dollar we make goes to the Grant program to send instructors internationally to grow the sport of pickleball and to enhance the lives of those in the country and to hit the country requirement for the sport to becomes an Olympic sport.
  • Plus, much more...

IFP Pickleball Grant Program (100% of the donation goes into the program)

This Grant program has two main objectives 1) to introduce Pickleball to new countries (mainly under-developed countries) to enhance their lives with the sport we all love, and 2) to grow Pickleball to at least (75) countries so it can become an Olympic Sport. Please visit the link at:

https://www.ifpickleballacademy.com/member-training and look for the button.

Thank you in advance for this worthy program.

MONTHLY TIPS, DRILLS, STRATEGY AND MORE (Starting November 1, 2020)

Monthly newsletters with tips, drills, strategy ideas and more delivered to you each month. These will include both written and videos. All approved and certified to improve your skills to enhance your playing ability.

PICKLEBALL TRAINING MATERIAL AND VIDEO ARCHIVE (Starting December 1, 2020)

The Pickleball training material and video archive. There are currently a lot of Pickleball videos and instructional material on the internet (some good and some that may actually hurt your game). How do you know? That is the reason the IFP Continual Education department decided to do the work for you. The videos and material in our archive have been watched, analyzed, and approved to benefit and improve your game. Let us do the work for you figuring which videos will be beneficial to your game. Disclaimer: Just because a video is not included, does not mean it is not of value. Our Pro Instructors may have not had a chance to view it, or we already have approved videos covering the specific topic. We will always have multiple training videos for each topic as instructors use different words and knowing some words specific to you may stick more than others.

VIRTUAL 'VIDEO CONFERENCING' AND 'Q&A' TRAINING (Starting January 1, 2021)

The Virtual Video Conferencing Training sessions. These sessions are once a month and are hosted by one or more of our Pro-level Certified Instructors. They are available to all IFP Members at no charge.

These sessions each month will have a primary topic of conversation (advertised prior to the event) along with a 'Questions & Answer' (Q&A) time. The Q&A time will allow you to pick the brains of our Lead Instructors.

VIRTUAL 'TOURNAMENT TRAINING' SESSIONS (Starting January 1, 2021)

These will be monthly sessions led by experienced Tournament Directors for those interested in running tournaments. They will go through all areas of running tournaments including planning, organizing, preparing, running and follow-up items after the events. The sessions will provide training in different Tournament Programs, so you have the option to choose the programs that fits your requirements.

PARTNER DISCOUNTS (Starting by End of Year)

These will be member benefits offered to all IFP Members. They will include exclusive offers on equipment, apparel, nutrition, travel, and more.