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Nashville Soccer Club Academy Partners with the TPH Center of Excellence to Expand on Hybrid Academics Model

TPH has partnered with the Nashville Soccer Club Academy (NSC) to help NSC leverage the Edmentum academic platform utilized around the country by TPH in its Centers of Excellence (CoE). NSC serves elite youth soccer players and believes that the hybrid learning environment offered through the CoE is the future for dedicated student athletes who want to achieve their greatest potential in both athletics and academics. There are currently 14 NSC student-athletes enrolled in the Nashville CoE academic platform.


“We are excited to be working closely with TPH by having NSC Academy players follow the Edmentum academic program”, says Jamie Smith, the Nashville SC Academy Director. “Working closely with TPH allows our academy players to socialize with other athletes from different sports while pursuing their academic needs to the highest standard.”


Both organizations believe the traditional school model limits the potential of the aspiring student athletes. NSC’s main goal is individual player development and their staff work has focused heavily on creating an environment that enables players to excel in the classroom and on the field. Partnering with the CoE provides NSC athletes with a balanced, customized approach for its student-athletes through a NCAA-accredited learning program. 


“We appreciate the opportunity that the NSC Youth Academy has given us to provide a proven, athlete-friendly option for maximizing learning and development,” states Nathan Bowen, Total Package Hockey CEO. “This model will allow the students to maximize the training opportunities in the sport they love while also preparing them to be successful college freshmen. The NSC and MLS investment in young players through the Youth Academy program is extremely unique, and we are proud to support the student-athlete journey.”


To learn more about the Nashville CoE, visit our website.


About Nashville SC Academy

Nashville SC Academy is a fully funded soccer academy tasked with producing quality soccer players for the Nashville SC senior squad that participates in Major League Soccer. With individual player development as the goal, the experienced Nashville SC Academy staff works tirelessly to create an environment that allows the player to be the protagonist in their own development. Nashville SC Academy competes in MLS NEXT which is the highest level of youth soccer in the United States. The academy currently has four teams with players ranging from 11-16 years old.


About TPH

Total Package Hockey was founded in 2001 and began operations in 2004 in Ontario, Canada.  TPH seeks to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes, all ages and skill level, through sport. TPH platforms include association management, elite prospects programs, tournaments and showcases, camps and clinics, and its hallmark Center of Excellence academy model, serving over 10,000 student-athletes annually throughout 16 U.S. based divisions. TPH prides itself on taking a holistic approach, one that emphasizes the development of the individual in four ways: 

  1. as a player within a team setting
  2. as an athlete, dedicated to reaching their physical potential
  3. as a student, working to achieve their academic goals 
  4. as a person, striving to win the ultimate game, and that’s the game of life.
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