The founders of Movement Academy recognized that many students and athletes lacked fundamental movement skills. In response, they developed Movement Academy – a turn-key movement skills lesson plan that is affordable and adaptable – in an effort to help young people learn the proper fundamentals of movement and develop a fit lifestyle. In an age of sports specialization and emphasis on competition, the development of proper fundamental movement skills is often overlooked. The program is intended for all youths from their entry into the school/organization through age 14 and aids in the development of more fundamentally sound students and athletes, utilizing a sequential program designed to develop balance, stability, dynamic movement, object control, and more – all fit within your valuable class or practice time.

The benefits of adopting a long term athletic development program are numerous and scientifically verified:

Reduced injury rates
Greater confidence
Better overall athleticism
Longer sports participation
Improved goal setting and work ethic
Better academic performance
Better fitness for life
Movement Academy offers a turn-key program that is easily incorporated into any school or organization’s structure:

Complete lesson plan
Hands on training and education of coaches
Age specific practice schedules
Complete weekly calendars with specific drills
Protocol videos for form and technique
Ongoing support, updates, and education
Performance baseline testing
Student/athlete evaluation and rating system
Movement Academy enables you to train your students and athletes. The program enables your organization to incorporate an affordable system where your teachers and coaches are provided with the tools to improve athleticism with age appropriate and fun exercises. Movement Academy also offers options to have our staff conduct training, thereby easing the financial and logistical burdens of offering a physical education program in a time of increasingly decreased funding.

  • Ian Ellis
    Chief Information Officer

    Ian Ellis is a partner in Movement Academy and is in charge of website and software development. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Ian has been involved in programming and website development for most of his business life.

  • Douglas Ellis
    Chief Executive Officer

    Doug Ellis is the founder of Movement Academy. A graduate of the LSU School of Law, Doug has been involved in business ventures for over 30 years. He founded SportsWorx, an educational tool for athletes wanting to play sports in college, Athletic Performance Testing, a sophisticated testing system to...

  • Matt Peale
    Director of Marketing

    Matt Peale graduated from Mandeville High School in 1993 and attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with a BS in Marketing in 1997. As a soccer player in high school and college, Matt has always been interested in athletic development.  Working in sales and operations in...