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International education professionals. 

Do you want to help more Athletes study abroad?

Then you're in the right place. 

Faculty-led Programs for Athletes

Faculty-led Programs, designed specifically for Athletes with a full Athletic program next to the Academic curriculum, are the best way to get a cohort of Student-Athletes abroad — we can help you do that — and get buy in from Coaches, too.  

Global Players (GP) Faculty Led Programs for Athletes are based on the four (4) Pillars Learn, Play, Travel, and Serve:

Pricing that makes programs possible

Now you can design your own programs for Athletes which are easy, affordable, and we help you every step of the way. 

Choose from the traditional provider model below, or, an innovative new option where we teach you how to design and present a FLP for Athletes, then introduce you to Athletic Partners all over the world.

Choose Your Plan

  • Best Value

    Online Course + GP Athletic Partners

    then $495 per Athlete
    Valid for one year
    • ⏰ 20+ Hours Professional Development Course
    • 🤝 Intro to Athletic Partners (Teams & Tournaments)
    • 🏋🏼‍♂️ Weekly Training and NCAA Compliance Modules
    • ⚖️ Balanced Academics and Athletic Itineraries
    • 🔥 Presenting to Athletes & Coaches
  • Full Execution + Program Leader

    per Athlete
    Valid for one year
    • 🏆 Custom Program Design and Execution
    • 🏟 Full Athletic Program (Teams and Tournaments)
    • 🏋🏼‍♂️ Weekly Trainings + NCAA Compliant
    • ⚖️ Balanced Academic and Athletic Itinerary
    • 🔥 Presenting to Athletes & Coaches

Alumni Schools

We pride ourselves on the relationships built with Alumni, Coaches, Educators, and Partners over the last two decades. Below are just a few who support the Global Players movement. For more references, click here.

Course Syllabus


Program Roadmap

In Lesson 1 we detail how to proceed, and explain a bit about why this training program works well in adopting the Faculty-Led model for a cohort of Student-Athletes from all different sports. 


Vision & Values

Learn the GP Methodology of designing a program for Athletes based on the four (4) pillars: Learn, Play, Travel, and Serve.  Listen to this module over and over again as it's the foundation and framework for a great program with vision and value. 


Athlete Mindset

Just like when we travel, it's important to speak the language of the Host Culture. In this module we give you a better understanding of needs of Athletes and Coaches and an overview of NCAA Compliance so you can speak to these in the presentation.


Build a Team 

Getting key people in the Athletic Department onboard is crucial to the program launch and longevity. We tell you exactly who to contact and how they can add value and help get buy-in from Athletes and Coaches. 


Present to Coaches 

This is crucial, and it's a science. All the trainings, designing the program, learning a new language and choosing a Course and Professor up to this point are preparing you to present to Coaches with confidence.  


Enroll Athletes

In this module you learn how to enroll and advise Athletes once they are flowing into your office. By this point you are more comfortable with the content, contacts, and you are excited to meet Athletes from different Sports coming in to apply! 


Contact International Teams

Once your Itinerary is ready and you have enrolled Athletes we put you in touch with Athletic Contacts from our GP Partner Network in 25 countries and counting.


Game Time

A closing lesson on how best to engage and support the Athletes while abroad and a reminder to enjoy the ride and #playtheglobe. 

Your Instructor


Tara Michael is one of the Founders 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 South Africa and Namibia. She later became the Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year 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 a MBA/MSc 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.

'Give a team a tour and make them tourists...

Teach a team to travel and make them travelers.'

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