INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION, TRAINING, RATING AND CONTINUAL EDUCATION
Training Sessions Available (Designed to Improve your Teaching Skills and Knowledge).
There are many benefits to obtaining an Instructor Certification from the IFP. First the curriculum is developed by the top players and instructors in the game. This standard (and more importantly framework) will be the same no matter where you train or teach across the globe.
What are some of the other benefits:
General and Professional Liability Insurance (optional and travels with you even if you travel abroad)
We offer ONLINE Continual Education Courses to continue to add proficiency to your teaching ability.
Monthly Live Webinars / FAQ Video Conferencing Sessions with the top Tier 1 Instructors from the IFP.
Monthly newsletters with Instructor tips, drills, strategy ideas and more.
Access to a instructor video archive to continue to develop your skills.
Ability to teach with lead Instructors during multi-day training event to further develop your teaching skills & experience.
Plus, a percentage of every dollar we make goes to the Grant program to send instructors internationally
to grow the sport of pickleball and to enhance the lives of those in the country
to hit the country requirement for the sport to becomes an Olympic sport.
Plus much more...
Existing Certified Instructors from other Programs wanting an IFP Certification.
Requirement is to attend a virtual training session.
Provides an IFP Certification, IFP Membership & Access to Training Material/Videos.
Cost: $55.00. General & Professional Liability Insurance (optional): $55.00
General & Professional Liability Insurance (optional and travels with you abroad).
For existing IFP Certified Teachers or Instructors wanting to add the insurance.
IFP Pickleball Grant Program (100% of the donation goes into the program)
This Grant program has two main objectives 1) to introduce Pickleball to new countries (mainly under-developed countries) to enhance their lives with the sport we all love, and 2) to grow Pickleball to at least (75) countries so it can become an Olympic Sport.
How to sign-up for your IFP Certification, CLICK HERE to download the step-by-step guide.
How to get Training Certified or Rated (provided a proficiency level based on 2.0 - 6.0), CLICK HERE
This course certifies you to teach Beginners and those new to the sport. The course includes a
(1.5) hour self-paced video and then a (1.5) hour evaluation at one of our training events or centers. Requirement: (3) months of Pickleball experience. Note: For those with a background in racket/paddle sports an ‘IFP Training Certified’ workshop (SEE BELOW) is available to exempt you from the (3) month requirement.
Cost: $199.00 (includes IFP Membership (and benefits) through December 31, 2021)
OPTIONAL General & Professional Liability Insurance: $55.00.
This course certifies individuals that are proficient in Pickleball mechanics and strategy to teach individuals up through the Intermediate level (3.0 – 3.9 Skill level). The course includes a (2-3) hour self-paced video and then a (3) hour evaluation at one of our training events or centers.
Requirement: (6) months of Pickleball experience. 3.5+ Skill-level. Note: For those with a background in racket/paddle sports an ‘IFP Training Certified’ workshop (SEE BELOW) is available to exempt you from the (6) month requirement.
Cost: $249.00 (includes IFP Membership (and benefits) through December 31, 2021)
OPTIONAL - General & Professional Liability Insurance: $55.00.
For those interested in improving their teaching abilities or for those that have a background in other racket/paddle sports that want to ‘exempt’ from the (6) month requirement required for the IFP Certified Instructor or (3) month requirement for the IFP Teaching Certified. This is a (2) day course (3-days are available too). This allows you to shadow an IFP Certified Instructor - Tier 1 (Pro Level Instructor) over a 2 or 3 day instructional camp.
These are (1) hour rating sessions to provide individuals a proficiency level rating in Pickleball mechanics and strategy. It follows the standard 2.0 – 6.0 rating standards.
CONTINUAL EDUCATION (Starting November 1, 2020)
PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATIONS (Coming November 1, 2020)
These are online ‘Continual Education Courses’ to provide additional understanding and proficiency in specific areas of the game.
Each course has (3) levels (Silver, Gold and Master Level). At the end of each course completion, you will receive an ‘IFP Proficiency Certification’ for that specific topic and level.
MONTHLY INSTRUCTOR TIPS, DRILLS, STRATEGY AND MORE (Starting November 1, 2020)
Monthly newsletters with Instructor tips, drills, strategy ideas and more delivered to you each month. These will include both written and videos. All approved and certified to improve your teaching skills to enhance your students experience.
PICKLEBALL TRAINING MATERIAL AND VIDEO ARCHIVE (Starting December 1, 2020)
The Pickleball training material and video archive falls under our ‘Continual Education’ department. These are available to all IFP Certified Instructors / Teachers and IFP Members. Their is currently a lot of Pickleball videos and instructional material on the internet (some good and some that may actually hurt your game). How do you know? That is the reason the IFP Continual Education department decided to do the work for you. The videos and material in our archive has been watched, analyzed and approved to benefit and improve your game. Let us do the work for you figuring which videos will be beneficial to your game. Disclaimer: Just because a video is not included, does not mean it is not of value. Our Pro Instructors may have not had a chance to view it, or we already have approved videos covering the specific topic. We will always have multiple training videos for each topic as instructors use different words and knowing some words specific to you may stick more than others.
VIRTUAL 'VIDEO CONFERENCING' AND 'Q&A' TRAINING (Starting January 1, 2021)
The Virtual Video Conferencing Training sessions fall under our ‘Continual Education’ department. These sessions are once a month and are hosted by one or more of our Pro-level Certified Instructor Clinicians. They are available to all IFP Certified Teachers and Instructors at no charge.
These sessions each month will have a primary topic of conversation (advertised prior to the event) along with a 'Questions & Answer' (Q&A) time. The Q&A time will allow you to pick the brains of our Lead Instructors.