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What is the USG Academy?

USG was founded to create a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to professional excellence and their faith. For future leaders of the sport industry, we designed an 8-week virtual training course:

The USG Academy.

Through training, discipleship, and community, you will be developed professionally and supported in your faith.

Learn More about the USG Academy:

If you'd like to know more about the USG Community but you've been established in the industry for some time, contact us. We'd love to get you connected.

If you're looking for ways to grow in your career
and in your faith, then the USG Academy is for you!

The USG Academy includes:

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Walk through our
8-week curriculum with a group of like-minded peers.



Attend an all-expense paid weekend impact trip with members of your USG Team.



Join our network of sport industry professionals, and take part in discipleship opportunities and sponsored events.

The USG Academy Application

To join the USG Academy,
please complete the form below

View our Terms & Conditions here.

Thank you for applying! ​

A member of the USG Team will be in touch soon.

Feel free, to contact us if you have any questions.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

  • Do I need to travel somewhere to participate in the USG Academy?
    Our 8-week USG Academy is a fully remote program. The Impact Weekend following the Academy will require you to travel. All expenses for the Impact Weekend are covered by USG!
  • What will my daily and weekly commitment look like through the USG Academy?
    Your daily requirement will be to read a chapter in the book The Purpose Driven Life, a passage from Scripture, and answer related questions in USG's curriculum, The Playbook. These take approximately 30 minutes each day. There are various tasks that will be required to complete the Academy, including a 45-60 minute call with your USG Coach, a strengths assessment, writing your testimony, a professional informational interview, completing a resume, and participating in a discussion board.
  • What age range normally participates in the USG Academy?
    We focus primarily on college students and young professionals between 18 and 30 years old. If you are over 30 and want to be involved with the Uncommon Sports Group, join one of our community Bible studies!
  • What are the benefits of completing the USG Academy?
    As a member of USG, you will have access to our growing list of resources. This includes: - Funding for international and domestic mission trips - Funding for professional development conferences and events - Community Bible studies - Service projects - Fellowship and discipleship within the sport industry - Professional development resources (resume reviews, mock interviews, informational interviews, etc.) Check out our membership page here!
  • What is Clean Out For A Cause?
    Clean Out For A Cause (COFAC) is the primary funding source for USG. Hundreds of colleges and over half of all professional sports teams donate their used and excess gear to our warehouse. We then process these donations and sell them on our e-commerce platforms, Authentic Athletic Apparel and Locker Room Direct. 100% of the profits are then used for our ministry.
  • Is there a difference between Managers On A Mission and USG?
    There is only one key difference between Managers On A Mission and USG! We previously made our mission trips the way of passage for becoming a member. However, USG's format for becoming a member is our USG Academy. Why? We realized that not everyone can complete a 2-4 week mission trip and we wanted to make sure more young sport industry professionals had access to our opportunities and resources.
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