PLAE Academy Uniquely Empowers Coaches, Educators and Athletes
March 25, 2021 / Winning Hoops
Passionately committed to coaches, educators, and athletes, PLAE recently launched PLAE Academy, an innovative global education and social platform that integrates on-demand performance education, live meetings, and discussion forums, continuing education, and professional connection.
“ PLAE Academy is a testament to our desire to be the most respected brand both IN the industry, and FOR the industry,” pointed out Mike Bewley, PLAE’s director of performance and education, and the inspiration behind PLAE Academy. “This dynamic resource is a revolution for strength and conditioning education, and delivers valuable tools for professional development and career advancement.”
The comprehensive platform includes:
- On-demand education – PLAE Academy presentations, which are approximately 60 minutes, are parsed into shorter sections, with notes to follow along, to maximize convenience and accessibility for busy coaches. It’s simple to start, stop and pick up anywhere in a course at any time, and takes just 15 minutes per day for four days to complete.
- Live meetings and discussion forums – Educators and coaches can participate in collaborative virtual environments with other members to share questions, expand their understanding and discuss new ways of using course material for their specific applications.
- Continuing education/feedback – Coaches can earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units (CEUs) upon taking a short quiz at the end of each course. Plus, they can post feedback to course authors and submit content reviews.
- Professional connection – PLAE Academy members each have a professional profile, along with access to an extensive strength & conditioning jobs board to facilitate visibility, networking, and career development.
PLAE Academy content addresses athletes and the tactical and civil servant communities, and currently includes more than 40 hours of on-demand material on performance, sports nutrition, mental and cultural development, sleep and recovery, and testing and evaluation. For more in-depth study, the PLAE Master Academy offers courses that are four to six hours each for individual purchase, along with the opportunity to earn CEUs.
A free, seven-day trial to PLAE Academy is available; and a membership costs $1.99 per month, billed as an annual fee of $23.88.
Partnership with High-Performance Basketball Symposium
As one of its first live events, PLAE Academy is hosting the annual High-Performance Basketball Symposium (HPBS) for strength coaches, basketball coaches, athletic trainers, and therapists seeking the latest training concepts from the top basketball performance coaches in the United States. This popular event, held virtually this year, will be hosted live May 19-20 on the PLAE Academy platform.
“With this vital partnership, we are supporting PLAE’s global learning environment, while creating a convenient virtual gathering place for this year’s Symposium,” says Charles Stephenson, director of HPBS.
With the virtual format, attendees benefit from ongoing access to sessions, digital notepads, and cost savings. Additional details are available at plaeacademy.com/hpbs.
PLAE’s mission is to innovate and deliver high-performance solutions and world-class experiences for those who refuse second best. Striving to be the global leader in research, development, and innovation, the company creates elite solutions that promote performance, safety, and sustainability. Its state-of-the-art flooring, unique outdoor training products, and custom design-build projects compel achievements and exceed expectations.