IFP MEMBER TRAINING & CONTINUAL EDUCATION
Training Material Analyzed and Certified to Improve your Game
There are many benefits to becoming an IFP Member. One of them is access to the IFP Academy training material, video archives, newsletters and continual education courses. These are designed and certified to improve your game. There are a lot of videos and training material on the internet (how do you know if it's one you should watch and will actually help your game). Our Pro-level Instructors have done the work for you by going through the videos, watching, analyzing and certifying the ones that will benefit you the most. Our team actively works with the top instructors in the game to update and bring you the most relevant material.
Disclaimer: Because a video is not included, does not mean it won't help your game. It may be because our Continual Education team has not had a chance to view it or we already have top level videos in that category. We are always analyzing videos and working with the top instructors in the game to provide you the most relevant.
NOTE: Certified IFP Instructors will have access to similar however with a different point of view as it relates to Instructing. See Certifications for more information.
What are some of the benefits:
ONLINE Continual Education Courses to continue to add proficiency to your game.
Monthly Live Webinars / FAQ Video Conferencing Sessions with the top Tier 1 Instructors from the IFP.
Monthly newsletters with tips, drills, strategy ideas and more.
Access to a 'certified & approved' video archive to continue to develop your skills.
Member discount to multi-day training events
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...
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.
IFP MEMBER CONTINUAL EDUCATION (Starting February 1, 2020)
MONTHLY TIPS, DRILLS, STRATEGY AND MORE (Starting February 1, 2021)
Monthly newsletters with 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 skills to enhance your playing ability.
PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATIONS (Coming March 1, 2021)
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.
PICKLEBALL TRAINING MATERIAL AND VIDEO ARCHIVE (Starting March 1, 2021)
The Pickleball training material and video archive. Their are 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 March 1, 2021)
The Virtual Video Conferencing Training sessions. These sessions are once a month and are hosted by one or more of our Pro-level Certified Instructors. They are available to all IFP Members 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.
VIRTUAL 'TOURNAMENT TRAINING' SESSIONS (Starting March 1, 2021)
These will be monthly sessions led by experienced Tournament Directors for those interested in running tournaments. They will go through all areas of running tournaments including planning, organizing, preparing, running and follow-up items after the events. The sessions will provide training in different Tournament Programs so you have the option to choose the programs that fits your requirements.
VIRTUAL 'TRAINING' (Starting March 1, 2021)
The Virtual Training sessions fall under our ‘Continual Education’ department. This training allows individuals to virtual train with one of our global IFP instructors to tune their skills. These are based on (15) minute increments. Examples include:
Submitting a video of yourself for a step by step evaluation while watching it together with one of our instructors.
Having a live stream of yourself playing with one of our instructors watching and instructing you as you play.
One on one with one of our instructors in our virtual court via video conferencing.
Plus many other scenarios.
PARTNER DISCOUNTS (Starting By End of Year)
These will be member benefits offered to all IFP Members. They will include exclusive offers on equipment, apparel, nutrition, travel, and more.