ABOUT TRAIN UP Train Up First (TUF) is an entertaining and interactive academic and life skills program that front loads student-athletes with the skills they need to thrive in the classroom and in life. This easy to administer “turn-key” program has been proven to produce higher GPAs, better college entry test scores, greater emotional stability, greater accountability to self, team, and others; and most importantly, with a little bit of success, athletes become self-motivated to excel academically and no longer require extensive and costly mentoring or monitoring. TUF offers the TUF Academic Planner/Playbook and TUF Talk and TUF U College Prep courses in both hard copy Workbook and online formats.
TUF STUDENT-ATHLETE PLANNER w/ Playbook Options
The problem for most athletes is NOT material comprehension. The problem is organization: missed homework assignments, not knowing when tests/quizzes are, not knowing when a paper or report is due, forgetting what chapters/material to study, not being able to find homework in their messy backpacks or disorganized binders, etc. The cornerstone of the TUF Academic Training System is the TUF Planner, which becomes an athlete’s academic and athletic “bible” and helps keep them organized, improve their grades and remain eligible to play.
TUF TALK LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY Most of us can agree that the Life Skills listed below are critical to succeeding in the challenges and endeavors of life. But where are these lessons taught? For being such critical pieces of our daily lives, the answer is astoundingly unclear and full of places for young people to slip through the cracks.
The Train Up Star of the Month Award Tampa Bay, led by Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Victor Hedman and Tampa Bay Ray’s Alex Cobb, recognizes outstanding Tampa Bay area high school student-athletes for their commitment to academics as well as athletics and for exhibiting positive life skills.