TPH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Atlanta

Brad Schell

WELCOME TO TPH

Atlanta

"TPH Center of Excellence Atlanta has a dedicated staff that fully supports our student population on their journey to success. We look to be excellent mentors and role models and arm each student-athlete with the tools needed to reach their goals."

- Brad Schell, Director & Head of Hockey, TPH Atlanta

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At TPH Center of Excellence Atlanta our student-athletes Study, Train and Play every day. Each week, a typical schedule includes the following breakdown:



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ACADEMIC HRS/WK

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SPORT SPECIFIC HRS/WK

From public speaking contests to finance club, we are focused on providing our student-athletes the opportunities that fit their interests and provide them the opportunity to learn valuable life skills.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Part of attending the Center of Excellence is ensuring our student-athletes are connected with their communities and understand the value of providing their time and support. All of our locations take part in community service projects from raking leaves across the neighborhood to assisting at soup kitchens.


GUEST SPEAKERS

Our guest speakers bring new perspectives and ample experience from their trade and life. Our student-athletes have been fortunate enough to have been visited by guests including current professional athletes, coaches, and referees. Our guests are not just limited to the industry of sport but include business executives, marketing specialists, psychologists, and physical therapy experts, among others.


FIELD TRIPS

We make a conscious effort to make sure our student-athletes get exposure to many different experiences. Previous field trips include museums, professional sports facilities, college campuses, and more.



SAMPLE DAY

  • 8:05 a.m.

    Arrival

  • 8:10 a.m.

    Academics

  • 9:15 a.m.

    Video/Warm-Up

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Training - Sport

  • 11:05 a.m.

    Training - Gym

  • 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch/Break

  • 12:50 p.m.

    Academics

  • 2:50 p.m.

    Activity/Break

  • 3:00 p.m.

    Academics

  • 4:00 p.m.

    Depart

OUR ACADEMICS ARE

Customized.

Working with Edmentum, the official learning partner of TPH, we are able to offer a completely customized platform, where individuals study online, with certified instructors. We provide a comprehensive program that includes academic coaching, best-in-class academics & a learning community that is focused on development.

The CoE blended learning environment combines an online curriculum with on-site infrastructure and academic support. Academic leaders are in the classroom working with students to ensure a positive learning environment, accountability, a personalized structure, and accelerated learning programs, as they train for their sport.

Through our award-winning educational partner, Edmentum, our academy course library provides student-athletes with access to NCAA-approved Core classes, a large collection of AP offerings, and 80+ custom electives, which include foreign languages, arts, and more. Our academic partners are all Cognia accredited and all graduating student-athletes will receive a private/public school diploma, issued by our state partner. Students not only advance their education, but learn organization, study skills, and how to adapt their own learning style.

+ Individually Tailored Courseware

+AP, Honors & Foreign Language Courses

80+ Custom Elective Courses

+  Credit for Sport-Specific Training

What Our CoE Families Are Saying

"At first, we were hesitant about our sons missing out on the typical high school “experience,” but realized everyone’s path was different and it ultimately provided things our local school could not (especially flexibility with travel schedules.) What really swayed us towards TPH was the flexibility for travel, high rigor classes available, support of learning coaches, high-level training and workouts built into the day, and the availability of full lunch to accommodate busy schedules."

Goukler Family

TPH Center of Excellence Atlanta | Parents of Davis '01 and Luke '06

"I have two children attending CoE for their second year in a row. Though extra ice time and improving in hockey is important, we really needed an academic environment that would fit both our boys’ very different learning styles and unique academic needs. Our boys love school, are exceeding our academic expectations, and, with the support of their teachers and coaches, continue to develop their leadership characteristics. We cannot wait until our youngest is old enough to attend CoE!"

Dr. Amy Semel, PhD

TPH Center of Excellence Huntsville | Parent of Two Student-Athletes

"We came to CoE unexpectedly because of the pandemic, needing a smaller environment and more resources to serve our boys during quarantines. We underestimated the value of starting the day with training and the flexibility/rigor of CoE’s curriculum. What we anticipated being a one year solution got us enrolled for next fall, we couldn’t be happier!"

Tamie Roberts

TPH Center of Excellence Nashville | Parent of George and Henry Moskowitz

"Maggie was very proud of her grades and determined to keep them up. The flexibility has been wonderful for our family"

Tama Blackstone

TPH Center of Excellence Nashville | Parent of Maggie (Figure Skater)

""The major contributor for our decision to send him away at an early age was Pat O’Neill. He has been a pleasure to deal with since our very first connection. He is great on the phone and even better in person. He is clear with his presentation, makes sure you understand what he is laying out and undeniably the best with his follow up. I am so happy that Pat played a significant part in Casey’s Academics. You are very lucky to have a quality partner in your organization. We could only wish that Casey meets and surrounds himself with more people like Pat, not only in his hockey career, but in his journey in life.""

Gregory Sturm

TPH Center of Excellence Nashville | Parent of Casey

"Once in COE, he found he really liked the independence in academics, being able to control his progress... He applied those principles to his lifestyle year round and became a solid overall athlete. Last year Luke also began to play Field Hockey. His athleticism and work ethic allowed him to earn a position on the US Men's Team. He applied all the experience he learned from COE to Field Hockey and set his sights on international play and as a future Olympian."

The Jacksons

TPH Center of Excellence Nashville | Parents of Luke Jackson

"TPH Academy has been an integral part of our kids’ lives and our family’s life for many years. Both of our sons have attended and excelled within the structure of TPH. As a mom, what I have loved most is that their schooling and training are led by highly qualified staff while being surrounded and encouraged by other elite athletes. They are home every night with both schoolwork and training completed, extending our family time together. TPH supported and guided my oldest son as he moved from TPH to the NAHL and onto D1 college hockey. TPH has been integral in mentoring my younger son as he moves to Nashville to train and pursue his dreams of being a high-level student-athlete. As an educator of 20 years, I would highly recommend TPH for elite student-athletes."

Goukler Family

TPH Center of Excellence Atlanta | Parents of Davis '01 and Luke '06

A Team That IsEXPERIENCED.KNOWLEDGABLE.SUPPORTIVE.

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Pat O’Neill 
Executive Director
TPH Southeast
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Brad Schell 
Director & Head of Hockey
TPH Atlanta
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Sunsea Williams 
Head of Academics
TPH Atlanta
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Thomas Frazee 
Player Development Coach & Mentor
TPH Atlanta
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Kevin Montgomery 
Player Development Coach & Mentor
TPH Atlanta
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Eric Neiley 
Academic Success Coach provided by Edmentum
TPH Atlanta

Explore OUR

CAMPUS.

The TPH Center of Excellence - Atlanta is located in the Duluth Ice Forum in Duluth, Ga. As education and athletic training continue to evolve, providing students-athletes with the best possible learning and development environment is crucial. Working with the facility and Steelcase, we have designed spaces that will provide all types of learners with a comfortable and productive space. Our space has everything our student-athletes have everything they need to truly take ownership of their development including:

Multiple Learning Spaces

2 Full-Size Ice Rink

Fitness Center

Cafeteria

Dedicated Overnight Locker Room

And More!

Join our family, where student-athletes across the nation study, train & play at the TPH Center of Excellence.

BUILDING THE TPH

ATHLETE

The TPH Center of Excellence training program is designed for aspiring elite student-athletes who are willing to invest their time and effort into personal growth. At TPH we recognize that individual skill focus often gets neglected due to busy competition schedules, lack of facility accessibility after academic hours, and team-centric coaching.

 

TPH is focused on long-term student-athlete development by providing platforms that allow each individual to discover new levels of potential. Learn more about how our student-athletes in Atlanta train for their sport.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The TPH Center of Excellence is NOT a team. We are an academy that allows you to focus on your individual skills. Additionally, you can still play for your current team. This makes for an awesome training environment where our student-athletes get to build a community with like-minded student-athletes.

At TPH Center of Excellence, each student-athlete learns from certified Teachers through our customizable virtual platform, Edmentum, with 24/7 access to virtual Tutors. Our on-site Director of Academics and Success Coach(es) are additional resources as they cultivate an environment conducive to learning. These multiple layers of support ensure that your student-athlete receives a personalized academic plan; preparing them for the game of life.

Our student-athletes train four days a week in the gym on-site with our coaches. DID YOU KNOW: student-athletes can receive physical education credit for the training.

They are certainly welcome to, but we do offer a meal plan working with the restaurant, located inside the facility, to offer healthy and delicious options at an affordable price.

This is one of the primary benefits of the TPH Center of Excellence. The traditional system is not conducive to the lifestyle of the aspiring elite student-athlete. We are very flexible with our attendance policy because we do understand the travel that sports require and the toll that a season can take on a student-athlete. The beauty of our platform is that we can operate virtually. Need a recovery day? Stay home, you can do your course work from home, our staff can additionally send you a home workout. The biggest factor is that we believe our student-athletes get the most out of their experience by attending on-site, but we understand that may not always be possible.

The goal of our mentorship program is to educate our student-athletes on “the process” of becoming elite. Part of that is through the mentorship program which includes Coach FA's Mentorship Program, community service, field trips, and guest speakers.

We believe the TPH Center of Excellence provides more balance as our student-athletes finish a day at the Center of Excellence, attend their club's practice, and then are free the rest of the day. We believe our platform gives our student-athletes more time to spend as they wish away from the Center of Excellence. Additionally we require our student-athletes to fill out daily surveys through Kinduct that help our staff understand the holistic state of our student-athletes. These surveys track sleep, nutrition, injuries, and more to assist us in ensuring we know how to balance their workload.

The TPH Center of Excellence can provide support for IEP's and 504's. We have built our centers with learning environments that help all types of learners and set up our student-athletes for success. However, students will have to complete a determination meeting with our education partner to ensure we can meet all the needs of the student.

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