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TPH ACADEMY

DES MOINES

justin dehmer

WELCOME TO TPH

DES MOINES

"I will do everything in my power to give our student-athletes that upper hand through customized learning, holistic development opportunities, and of course, supporting Sportsplex West and D1’s coaches in their sport-training efforts. With Sportsplex and D1 focused on the athlete, the TPH team and I honed in on maximizing the student, and all of us working together to grow the person, student-athletes in our area are going to have every opportunity to maximize their potential.”

Justin Dehmer, Director & Head of Academics, TPH Academy Des Moines

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

ourHOLISTICFLEXIBLEBLENDEDApproach

At TPH Academy Des Moines 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 TPH Academy 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.



OUR ACADEMICS ARE

CUSTOMIZED

Working with local academic support, we are able to offer a completely customized platform for each student-athlete. This flexible, mastery-based education program is delivered in a blended learning environment, one that combines distance learning with in-person, on-site academic support and facilitation. We provide a comprehensive program that includes academic coaching, best-in-class academics & a learning community that is focused on development.

The Academy 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.

Our Academics include NCAA-accredited courseware that can be completed 24/7 from any laptop, tablet, or mobile device with a high-speed data or internet connection.

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 also learn organization, study skills, and how to adapt their own learning styles.

+ Individually Tailored Courseware

+AP, Honors & Foreign Language Courses

80+ Custom Elective Courses

+  Credit for Sport-Specific Training

TPH DES MOINES

ATHLETICS

BASEBALL

BASEBALL

LED BY

JC Baxley

Marcus Fredericks

BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL

LED BY

Paul Edwards
of the Iowa Battlers

VOLLEYBALL

VOLLEYBALL

football

FOOTBALL

LED BY

  • QB Coach - James Hoffman
  • LB/Defensive Line coach - Karter Schult
  • Offensive Line coach - Mason Niesen/ Nick Ellis
  • Defensive Back Coach - Matt Jeter
  • Running Back/WR Coach - Tyrone Tyler
  • WR Coach - Darius Reynolds
  • Track (sprints/mid-distance) - John Newton
SPORTS PERFORMANCE _ D1 TRAINING

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

LED BY

TPH DES MOINES

CAMPUS

Des Moines

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TPH Academy Des Moines will temporarily be housed at Sportsplex West in Waukee and then permanently housed at the state-of-the-art Gregg Young Sports Campus in Norwalk once the facility opens its doors in early 2024. The Sports Campus will feature multiple courts, fields, and turf setups, as well as a sports performance training center and a 3,000-square-foot TPH Academy classroom. 

Sportsplex USA will be the indoor facility component to the Gregg Young Sports Campus. Sportsplex USA will be a multisport indoor training complex for all athletes. The indoor space will feature an indoor training complex for all athletes and will host various player programming across all sports.

DEDICATED Learning Spaces

10 acres of turf multi-sport fields

6+ acres of park and trail space

4+ BASKETBALL courts

6 pickleball courts

performance training center

8+ DIAMONDS

And More!

What Our Academy Families Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions

While we are one team, TPH Academy is not sports 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 Academy, each student-athlete learns from certified Teachers through our customizable virtual platforms 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 TPH Academy. 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 TPH Academy provides more balance as our student-athletes finish a day at the Academy, 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 Academy. 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.

TPH Academy 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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