About the Association and the Coaches Collective
The Association of Ethical Tennis Coaches and Players is a wholly owned division of GTP, created to protect the value and integrity of our sport and the entities in it. The Association is fueled by the Operating Agreement and is the foundation this system was built upon. Our advisory board governs its rules and regulations, thus ensuring compliance by all Certified Members. We look forward to creating value for everyone that joins! Welcome!
Why should I be Certified?
- Universally accepted Contracts.
- Use of our Certified Contracts.
- Universal familiarity with our Contracts.
- Protection for your Contract.
- An ability to now say yes to a client you had previously told no due to value propositions.
- Archived records of who has worked with whom.
- Uniform code of business conduct and ethics.
- A Coach may build what is the equivalent of an annuity for themselves while an Athlete can keep money in their pocket.
- Freedom of not tarnishing your own reputation when asking others to be accountable.
- You have perfected your craft and you must protect your value.
- Complete access to all of GTP Connect features.
Who should be Certified?
Every Coach, Trainer, Academy, Athlete, Guardian, Agent and Minor Athlete whose business is in the sport of tennis. The Association unites everyone under one umbrella (the Coaches Collective) to allow Coaches, Trainers and Academies to provide service today with a promise for compensation tomorrow. An independent third party (The Association) to hold all Members accountable.
How do I get Certified?
Step 1) Select red Get Certified now button.
Step 2) Create your account/verify your email.
Step 3) You must fully understand and comprehend the meaning of the Association’s Operating Agreement.
Step 4) You must agree to abide by the rules of the Association’s Operating Agreement.
Step 5) Consent to Level 1 Background checks and if applying as an Athlete, Guardian or Minor Athlete consent to a consumer credit report check.
Step 6) You must complete and submit an Application associated with the Certification you are seeking.
Step 7) Await Association approval.
Step 8) Upon approval, if a Coach Trainer or Academy link a debit card to ensure proper compensation.
Step 9) Subscribe to the Association to complete Certification.
Step 10) Complete your profile for our platform.
The following is a brief description of the major components of the Association. Please read through FAQ’s where questions are answered specific to each Member.
Members of the Association are: PROVIDERS: Coaches, Trainers and Academies; CLIENTS: Athletes, Minor Athletes, Guardians; REPRESENTATIVES: Agents
The Coaches Collective allows Providers (Certified Coaches, Trainers and Academies) to invest into tennis talent with their currency of time with a promise from a Client (Athlete, Minor Athlete or Guardian) for reconciliation in the future for services provided only. These Contracts may also be initiated by a Representative (Agent).
The Coaches Collective simultaneously allows Guardians, Athletes and Minor Athletes protection from exploitative Coaches, Trainers and Academies who want % in perpetuity or unrealistic “payback requirements.” The Association protects every Member equally.
Upon your acceptance to the Association, you will be issued this type of certificate for your specific role.
Contracts: The Collective owns five separate contracts for each specific Certified Member that are all digitally automated, easy to understand, have consistent familiarity and universal recognizability all with clearly defined service and reconciliation requirements.
Amateur Contracts: To be executed by and between a Certified Coach, Trainer and Academy and a Certified Guardian of a Child or Ward under eighteen (18) years of age. One year from the conclusion of the calendar quarter from when services were provided, the Guardian must begin a non-intrusive payment plan on 14% of outstanding collective annually (3.5% per quarter). The Child or Ward may be eighteen (18) years of age or older with permission from the Association.
Engagement Contracts: To be executed by and between a Certified Coach, Trainer and Academy and a Certified Athlete over eighteen (18) years of age with a promise from the Athlete to reconcile their accrued Collective on 15% of their future Tournament Winnings (prior to taxes and withholdings) for services provided only. Upon retirement, two (2) years not having played eight (8) ITF/ATP/WTA tournaments, the Athlete must begin a repayment plan identical to that of a Certified Guardian in an Amateur Contract.
Engagement+ Contracts: To be executed by and between a Certified Coach, Trainer and Academy and a Certified Athlete who has either been the top ATP or WTA singles 650 or top 250 doubles within two years from the execution of the Certified Contract or with permission from the Association via the Engagement+ Application. A Certified Athlete promises to reconcile their accrued Collective on 15% of their future Tournament Winnings (prior to taxes and withholdings) and on 10% of any endorsement contracts executed during the term of the Engagement+ Contract, for services provided only. Upon retirement, two (2) years not having played eight (8) ITF/ATP/WTA tournaments, all outstanding or remaining Collective WILL BE FORGIVEN.
Minor Engagement Contracts: To be executed by and between a Certified Coach, Trainer and Academy and a Certified Minor Athlete under eighteen (18) years of age but above fourteen (14) years of age and his or her Guardian with a promise to reconcile their accrued Collective on 15% of the Minor Athlete’s future Tournament Winnings (prior to any taxes or withholdings) for services provided only. Upon retirement, two (2) years not having played eight (8) ATP/WTA/ITF/ITF Junior Sanctioned tournaments, a Guardian of a Minor Athlete must begin a payment plan identical to that of a Certified Guardian with Amateur Contracts on any outstanding Collective.
Agent-Initiated Contracts: Are any Certified Contracts other than an Amateur Contract that may be initiated by a Certified Agent. An Agent is responsible for connecting a Provider with a Client, initiating their Contracts, negotiating the upfront compensation (if any), deferred compensation, services to be provided and term of the Contract.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CERTIFIED CONTRACTS:
All Certified Contracts can be negotiated for as little as one (1) hour up to a maximum of three (3) months.
Total deferred compensation minimum and maximums: No Contract will be approved by the Association outside of these paramters
One (1) hour: (USD) Minimum $5 Maximum $750
One (1) day: (USD) Minimum $50 Maximum $750
One (1) week: (USD) Minimum $100Maximum $3500
One (1) month: (USD) Minimum $200 Maximum $13000
Total accrued Collective:
Guardian: No Certified Contract will be approved by GTP and the Association that places a Guardian over a (USD) $100k threshold for total collective (including interest).
Athlete and Minor Athlete: No Certified Contract (Engagement Contract) will be approved by GTP and the Association that places a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete over a (USD) $100k threshold for total collective (including interest) from Engagement Contracts.
Athlete: No Certified Contract (Engagement+Contracts) will be approved by GTP and the Association that places a Certified Athlete over a (USD) $175k threshold when all Engagement Contracts added with Engagement+ Contracts put them over this additional $75k threshold.
Base compensation (Upfront compensation):
Total upfront payments must be included in the contract, however GTP and the Association bear zero responsibility in the enforcement or compliance of this base or upfront payment between a Provider and a Client.
Deferred compensation in each completed Certified Contracts will immediately begin to accrue 4% interest annually. A Client may pay this off at anytime with zero (0) prepayment penalties.
All executed and performed contracts will be archived on independent third party servers to ensure their confidentiality.
All Coaches, Trainers and Academies who accrue a collective with an Athlete or Guardian will be totaled together to represent the Total Aggregate Collective. An independent third Party (The Association) will hold everyone accountability to what was promised in terms of service as well as reconciliation.