Grand Rapids

Taylor Keyworth

A Message From The Director

Welcome To Grand Rapids !

"Thank you for your interest in the TPH Center of Excellence Grand Rapids. We are committed to providing the ideal environment paired with hands-on instruction to help student-athletes achieve their academic and athletic goals while developing as a person. Throughout a maticulously regimented schedule, our professional staff is always prepared to provide support to all our student-athletes inside and outside the game."

- Taylor Keyworth, Director of TPH Grand Rapids

About Our program

Our program is available to student-athletes in grades 6-12 who are looking to take control of their development. Working with Edmentum Academics, we create a fully customized, NCAA-accredited online academic experience for students. Students not only advance their education but learn organization and study skills, and how to adapt their own learning style.

Our academic platform allows our student-athletes the flexibility to learn at their own pace, while amplifying the amount of support and resources available. In Grand Rapids, all student-athletes spend approximately 20 hours per week dedicated to academics. The classes are all taught by state certified teachers virtually through the Edmentum platform. On-site our student-athletes are supported by our Director of Academics, our Success Coaches, and Edmentum’s virtual tutors.

The EdOptions Academy course library provides our student-athlete with access to take NCAA Approved Core classes, AP Level courses, and over 200 possible electives which include foreign languages, arts, and more. Our academic platform is Cognia accredited and all graduating student-athletes will receive a private school diploma issued by our state partner.

In Grand Rapids, our student-athletes Study, Train and Play every day. each week, our student-athletes have:

  • 20 hours of dedicated on-site academic time
  • 10 hours of sport-specific training

A typical day starts with a morning meeting including video, followed by a dynamic warm-ups and and then sport-specific skill training. After students eat lunch together it's time for academics. Our facilities provides our students with a mini-campus style setup that creates and ideal learning environment, with multiple learning spaces. Most importantly our on-site staff is always available to provide support.

The first step in attending the TPH Center of Excellence Grand Rapids is to apply. Following completion of the application, accepted applicants will be contacted by our team to start the enrollment process.

Application Fee: $95 


21-22 Full Tuition: $12,950


21-22 Early Enrollment I Tuition: $11,500

Deadline: June 1st 2021 


21-22 Early Enrollment II Tuition: $11,950

Deadline: August 1st 2021 


21-22 Training Only Tuition: $9,950

21-22 Study Only Tuition: $6,950


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BUILDING THE TPH ATHLETE

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

TPH is focused on the long-term athlete development by providing platforms that allow each individual to reach his or her potential.. Learn more about how our student-athletes in Grand Rapids train for their sports by selecting a sport below.

Hockey

FACILITIES

Facilities

Take a look around our campus and see where you could could Study, Train and Play to your fullest potential.

STAFF

STAFF

Our staff know the path to excellence in academics, athletics, and life, because they have lived it. They focus on helping students reach their highest potential, inside and outside the classroom.

VISIT US

VISIT US

See for yourself what the TPH Center of Excellence is all about. Come visit our campus, meet our staff, ask questions, and see how you could take the next step to becoming elite.

Frequently Asked Questions

The TPH Center of Excellence is NOT a team. We are a school 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 individuals.

At the TPH Center of Excellence our student-athletes benefit from multiple layers of support. At the foundation is their TPH-focused Edmentum teachers, students have access to virtual tutors, and our Center of Excellence has a Director of Academics and Success Coach(es) on-site every day to ensure student-athletes stay on task, help them find the resources they need, and help cultivate an environment conducive to learning.

Our student-athletes train at minimum three days a week, roughly 1-2 hours/day with Gagneau Performance Training directly on-site.

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, Ice Sports Cafe in the Detroit Skating Club (DSC) to offer healthy and delicious options at an affordable price.

Our firm but flexible approach is one of the primary benefits of the TPH Center of Excellence. Traditional schooling 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 you 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 than traditional school. 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.

Students typically arrive at 8 a.m. and are done anywhere between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

If our full academy model is not for you, we do offer the opportunity to train on and off the ice with our athletic staff. To inquire about the Train Only program, please fill out the "Connect With Our Staff" form.

Connect with Our Staff

What are you waiting for? Connect with our team and get to know how the TPH Center of Excellence can help you or your student-athlete take the next step in academics, athletics, and life.