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Connecticut Golf Academy partners with US Performance Academy to deliver virtual curriculum for high performing athletes

(RIDGEFIELD, Conn.)The Golf Performance Center (The GPC) today announces a partnership with US Performance Academy (USPA), the NCAA approved, fully accredited, online school created for high-performance athletes, to deliver a personalized, self-paced, and goal-oriented educational experience for student-athletes who train and study in The GPC’s ACHIEVE program for grades 6-12.

USPA’s curriculum, created specifically with athletes in mind, equips its highly driven students with the flexibility and accessibility needed to excel in a blended learning environment. The collaboration between USPA and The GPC improves both the education and athletic experience for student-athletes by providing more efficient and meaningful learning experiences, allowing them to create an independent schedule that fits their needs and goals.

“As education models continue to evolve across the country, we realize that high-performing student-athletes require a blended approach to the amount of time focused on their sport and their studies,” says Charlie Wampfler, Director of The GPC’s ACHIEVE program . “Partnering with USPA gives us the unique ability to offer flexible class schedules and curriculum that optimizes everyone’s time in the classroom. On the golf course, our student-athletes compete against the best players in the world. Our new partnership with USPA elevates our academic program to that same level, preparing our student athletes to achieve their greatness in the classroom, on the golf course and in life.”

Designed by athletes and educators, USPA specifically benefits driven students who dedicate a great deal of time training, traveling, competing, and pushing their game to the next level. The online curriculum allows for a flexible school schedule and academic calendar, while the supportive infrastructure keeps students involved, motivated and on track for playing golf in college.

“Partnering with The Golf Performance Center is an ideal application of our on-demand education experience. Our team provide the student-athletes with the flexibility they need to reach their full potential on the golf course without sacrificing time in the classroom,” says USPA President, Pete Smith. “Our mission is grounded in helping young athletes succeed on and off the playing field, connecting them with USPA teachers that relate on every level of being an athlete.”

To learn more about The GPC’s ACHIEVE program, visit

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About The Golf Performance Center
The Golf Performance Center integrates state of the art training facilities and expert coaching to help athletes reach their goals. Beginning with the unique “5 Elements of Success” evaluation, The GPC delivers customized golf coaching designed to provide aspiring athletes with improvement strategies built for long-term success. The GPC’s goal is to provide valued instruction, guidance and the necessary facilities to develop junior athletes, both physically and mentally, to successfully navigate challenges on the journey to competitive golf. The ACHIEVE program at The Golf Performance Center is committed to an individualized, passion driven learning environment in which student-athletes in grades 6-12 are challenged to maximize their learning through exhibiting proficiency in academic skills, high moral character, and a deep understanding of the academic content and topics in which they engage. For more than 20 years, The GPC has successfully guided nearly 100 competitors as they prepare for golf at the highest levels. Alumni include multiple NCAA All-Americans, current and former student-athletes at 80 different colleges and universities and professionals who have won on the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and European Tour.

About US Performance Academy
US Performance Academy is designed for young athletes to support their unique and demanding schedule. USPA creates a pathway towards their personal, professional, and athletic goals, and leverages the latest technology for an on-the-go environment. Visit

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