Gameplan is a pioneer in the intersection of education, sports, and technology, providing software and services that integrate eLearning, mentorship, and career services for competitive athletics organizations. Their innovative platform enables entry-level professionals the chance to earn verifiable credentials and gain relevant experience through upskilling.
Since 2008, Gameplan has been dedicated to guiding 100% of athletes through 100% of their journey by helping them to build marketable skills and professional resumes to qualify for various employment opportunities.
With their previous system, athletes’ certification records were kept internal, with no way of issuing secured or shareable credentials.
Gameplan wanted to provide a more visible, digital certification for athletes as well as increase their brand presence through social sharing. Having a fully automated digital credentialing platform that is seamlessly integrated with their existing technology stack was also a top priority.
“Historically, our trainings have been strictly compliance-based. Athletes would complete them because they were required, but they were never asked to produce the actual certificate. We’re pivoting and wanted to offer our athletes a way to start to build their resume and showcase the trainings they’ve received.” – Kevin Davis, Executive VP of Product Development at Gameplan
In under 30 days, Gameplan was able to effortlessly implement a brand new, fully integrated, and automated digital badging system.
“We chose Accredible for several reasons, one of which was the API documentation. We looked at Open Badges and Credly, but Accredible made the integration process seamless. Our development team was able to read the API documentation and get the integration done without any back and forth that would have easily taken weeks.” - Kevin Davis, Executive VP of Product Development at Gameplan
Gameplan’s athletes are now empowered and encouraged not only to complete more professional development courses, but to also grow their resumes with their digital badges.
The robust credential dashboard that Accredible provides also gives Gameplan staff the ability to track the number of credentials issued and can easily troubleshoot whenever needed to ensure their athletes have their achievements to share with the world.
For a new program, within an industry that doesn’t often seek out credentials, Gameplan has been able to achieve a 50% open rate and has its sights set on issuing at least 30,000 digital credentials over the next 12 months.
“As we get more into Accredible’s platform, we find new features that make customizing our credentials even easier. As long as we have the existing data, we can add logos, change how they’re displayed on credentials, and give all of our training partners a unique and branded feel for their credentials.” –Jurman Leveston, Director of Product at Gameplan