coaches academy

Our Academy is a community for motivated coaches who want to make an impact in the AFL and build a successful coaching business. 

What Others Are Saying About Us

Well of course WE think we’re awesome - it would be worrying if we didn’t! But don’t just take our word for it, check out this smattering of nice things people are saying about us in the wild...

My name is Peter Bartel. I’m a strength and conditioning coach from Melbourne, Australia, currently working both in sport as well as at a private facility.

Since joining the membership a few months ago, I found it really helpful in continuing to upskill post uni, as well as the guidance in building my business and brand as a coach.

In particular, I’ve enjoyed some of the content around how to market myself as a coach and how that might actually translate into online business in the future.

In terms of technical learning, I find it really helpful learning from people who’ve had that real-life experience in the industry, and I’ve taken a lot of really good advice around how I can apply that theory into practice straight away.

The community aspect is a really good element to the academy as well. I’ve taken a lot from the live zooms, getting insight into how some other coaches think and seeing things they’ve picked up on that I might have missed out on.

For anyone looking to join, you can expect a wealth of knowledge that you’ll be able to quickly apply into your own career and you never really feel like you’re alone because of the support that the academy provides.

If you’re serious about taking your coaching business to the next level, I highly recommend joining the Prepare Like a Pro Academy.

Who is this ACADEMY for?

High performance coaches who have an existing client base and want to leverage their time and knowledge

Learn how to create a successful online platform

Small business owners who want to get out of the time-for-money trap and start generating recurring revenue

 Existing coaches aspiring to work in elite sport

 Sport science students who and are willing to put time and energy into making their online business dreams a reality.

How is the information presented?

Within our membership, you can have access to the following:

Live Webinars

Coaching courses from experts in the industry

Complimentary learning resources

Action planning and spreadsheets

Road map to building your own online coaching business


Within the academy I am delivering development in three areas.


One-to-one mentorship

This process will enable you to make significant gains in your coaching & career incredibly quickly.


Group Mentorship Community

We will work with each other to process the coaching information with live Q&A’s and self-paced material.


Single Topic Development

If you just want me to work with you on a specific topic i.e. how to launch an online coaching business or podcast, we can sit down and make it happen.

Get Instant Access to the Academy!


Jack McLean with Coaches

Au $20 per month


Jack McLean with Coaches

Au $199 per year

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to have a successful, profitable coaching business then you need somewhere to get answers to all of your questions – especially the ones you don’t know you have yet. You need support, community, and most of all… accountability!

The Prepare Like a Pro Academy is that place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.

We focus on online training and practical tips for those that want to work in the AFL and develop their own coaching business. (like Prepare Like a Pro itself) and this is the kind of business that the majority of our members are looking to run. That said, much of our content is relevant to other types of coaches, and we do have members who apply what we teach to other models.

Absolutely – the Academy covers every stage of planning, creating and growing a coaching career and business – from the very start where you just have an idea and nothing more. In fact now is the perfect time for you to join the Academy; as not only do we have training that will take you through every step, but you’ll also be able to get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your journey.

I’m afraid not! The Academy is an education based membership that provides training and resources to help you create, launch and grow a business. You still need to choose an external platform to create your actual site on (we recommend WordPress).

We do offer a WordPress theme to help making your membership site easier, as well as setup walkthroughs of most of the major membership plugins for WordPress.

Assuming you want to keep growing your business then the Academy can help you with fine tuning your member acquisition, onboarding, engagement and retention strategies; as well as supporting you with working towards your future strength & conditioning goals. This is certainly not a “beginner only” community – far from it!

You get access to everything already inside the Academy straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the training straight away. We regularly update and add new material too – so your content library will continue growing.

We don’t provide private support but we do offer weekly Office Hours where you can drop-in with any questions that you have, as well as a more formal monthly Q&A call. You can also get feedback and advice any time from within our community, both from fellow members and ourselves (we’re in the community every day!)

We know you will LOVE the Academy, however, if for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of the Academy and really put your heart and soul into it… you will see amazing results!

Obviously we’d love it if all of our members stuck around forever – but we’ve worked with clients for long enough to know that that’s never going to happen! So, if you do decide to cancel obviously we’ll be very sad, but you’ll be able to do so with just a few clicks from within your account page.

Once cancelled you’ll retain access to the site for any remaining time paid for, after which you’ll lose access to all of the content, community and live sessions.

We have a Tech Support section in our community where we can answer your questions, but we can’t actually login to your site and fix issues for you.

At this stage no however we are looking into this for the future.

You sure can! You can upgrade to annual membership any time with a couple of clicks from your account page. Our system will automatically take into account the time left on your current subscription, so you’ll never be double charged either.

We’re not currently offering a trial, however you can get a good feel for exactly what the membership is and how much it offers with this behind the scenes video: EMBED VIDEO

If you still have questions after watching, just let us know.

If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything we haven’t made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at and we’ll help you out.