Courses and Consulting
This course will introduce you to GP Program Development Methodology to maximize your Budget, Time, and of course Experience abroad. Following a process we've been honing for almost two decades you will gain insight into developing programs of great vision and value.
Faculty-led Programs for Athletes
We have Partners all over the world in 25 countries and counting. Accommodation, Travel, Restaurants, Activities, Tours, and of course Local and National Teams, Tournaments, and Trainings. We connect you directly with our Partners so you get the most out of your Program and expand your Network too.
Sports Divisions for Providers
Enroll today. We will follow up as your course date approaches. Welcome to the Global Players Family.
Tara Michael is the Founder of Global Players.
Tara has traveled to more than 70 countries and has lived in seven (7) playing, coaching, and speaking to Athletes, Coaches, and Educators about the benefits and opportunities of travel and sport.
As a Division I NCAA Women’s Lacrosse player, Michael studied abroad in Namibia and South Africa after tearing her ACL in a pre-season training. She later became the Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2004 and went on to play and coach in Australia, England, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Spain before settling in The Netherlands where she coached the Dutch U19's and Senior Women’s National Team.
Michael graduated cum laude with an MBA/MSc degree from Amsterdam Business School and she has proven success in getting buy-in from athletic departments across the U.S. and expanding the Global Players international athletic network. Michael has received awards in public speaking, innovation, and she was a two-time member of the Diversity Abroad Athlete Task Force.
Following a process we've been honing for almost two decades you will gain insight into developing programs of great vision and value.
We have Partners all over the world, in 25 countries and counting. Housing, Travel, Restaurants, Activities, Tours, and of course Local and National Teams, Trainings, and Tournaments so you get the most out of your Program and expand your Network too.
We believe in a dynamic, active approach to learning and design so we will literally be training as a Team, getting stronger mentally, physically and emotionally to maximize your learning.
We have Partners all over the world in 25 countries and counting: Accommodation, Travel, Restaurants, Activities, Tours, and of course Local and National Teams, Trainings, and Tournaments. We connect you directly with our Partners so you get the most out of your Program and expand your Network too.
Who this is for
High School, College, and Club Coaches.
You want to WIN MORE GAMES and achieve Work-Life Balance
Performance is your top priority... but you don't leave a legacy only with wins and losses. Presenting a team tour at a critical point in the year can boost team morale and turn your season around. You focus on winning on the field, on the court, and in the pool, we will show you how to win in Argentina, Austria, or Australia.
You want to TRAVEL THE WORLD without fundraising every penny
Spend your budget wisely and offer the best experience to your players. Stop paying 1/3 of your budget to a travel agent/tour provider for a generic itinerary and 1-2 years lead time. Keep more money IN HOUSE while designing your tour with a COMMUNITY of Coaches doing the same!
You want a UNIQUE SELLNG POINT for Athletes and Recruits
Here are some stats: 63% of U.S. college freshmen aim to study abroad as of Sept 30, 2022. Students who study abroad earn 25% higher starting salaries than students who do not. Here’s the bottom line: use a team tour as a mini-study abroad experience and unique selling point. We'll teach you how.
Parent & Player Buy-In
Full Program Execution
Reflection & Evaluation
GP Methodology Online Course (one year): from $15,000
Join anytime and work at your own pace. We will guide you through every step of the process, give you all the resources you need, and connect you to our Global Players Network all over the world.
In-Person Course (2-4 days) : $500-750
Dates and locations vary. See below for upcoming dates and cities near you.
Ask us about our Teammate Bonus if you join with a Teammate, Colleague, Spouse, or Friend.
Building out a Sports Division
Our Staff has experience in Business, Coaching, Teaching, Sports Psychology, Media, and Communications. Our Team has been honing the international experience for Athletes and Teams since 2008.
Global Players (GP)
to innovate the first study abroad program designed for Athletes, by Athletes founded in 2008. We won the Innovation Award for Best Internship Program Design in 2016. Alumni started asking us to do International Tours in 2017, and now we have staff and contacts all over the world in the Global Players Network.
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