Knowing is winning

Welcome to the P2A Academy for sports clubs!

What is show? And what really works?

Knowledge is power, even in sports, where innovations run rampant. Are you still up to speed when it comes to topics such as hydration strategy, electrolyte management, strength and jump analysis, respiratory training, heart rate zones, cognitive training, intrinsic motivation, cryotherapy, lactate determinations or heat stress?

It is important that your staff and athletes know at least the gist of those topics. Maybe your club could organize informative trainings on such topics itself, but it doesn’t come to that. No problem, with the P2A Academy.

  • Price: 100 €/hour per group of (maximum) 25 students
  • For athletes, trainers, physios and other club supervisors
  • Online remote lessons of 1 hour
  • Anyone can follow the training from home and ask questions
  • Theory based on science
  • Eplained in understandable language

Course of 1 hour P2A Academy

  1. Theory presentation: 30 to 40 minutes
  2. Practical application: 10 to 15 minutes
  3. Q&A with students: 5 to 20 minutes


The timing of the class hour will be determined by mutual agreement, but will preferably fall on a weeknight between 4 and 10 pm.

Choose a topic from the list or suggest a topic of your own on which your club would like to have an online class.

Lesson topics

Breathing training

Injury prevention

Cognitive training

Corestability training

Ankle sprain

Cardiac arrest in sports


Intrinsic motivation and other success factors in sports

Force and jump analysis

Examples of lessons


More than half of athletes are not optimally hydrated at the start of a workout or competition. This weighs on performance and increases the risk of injury. If you wait until you get thirsty, it’s already too late.

  • Why is drinking plenty of water extra important for an athlete?
  • What are the risks of dehydration?
  • Is hydration as necessary for start-stop athletes as it is for endurance athletes?
  • How much and what should you drink before, during and after an athletic endeavor?
  • How can you tell if you’ve had enough to drink?

Fortunately, it only happens about 30 times a year, but when the heart of an athlete stops, the consequences are usually dramatic.

  • How common is this in sports?
  • Is cardiac arrest preventable?
  • Are there any omens?
  • What do you do when it happens in your neighborhood?
  • How do you give chest compressions?
  • How do you use a heart starter (AED)?
  • Who can and should operate such a device?
  • What does it cost to purchase, install, and maintain a heart starter?

Even athletes who are in good shape start breathing incorrectly at some point during their exercise. The only way to solve that effectively is with training that focuses only on the respiratory muscles.

  • What are the respiratory muscles and why can they continue to function 24/7?
  • What is the metaboreflex and how can you avert or delay it?
  • How does breath training work?
  • What can it achieve for an athlete?

Your teacher

Marc Geenen

  • Head of Science at P2A
  • Spokesperson of the Association of Sports Physicians (SKA)
  • Coauthor of “Sports Parents” and other books on health
  • Speaker at (sports) medical congresses
  • Secretary of the Belgian Federation for Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Former adviser to the Flemish Minister for Sport
  • Former science journalist and TV reporter, specializing in medical current events


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