Around five years ago, Hjalte Froholdt was introduced to the game of football in Denmark on a grass field that hadn't been cut in months. Today, he's one of the nation's top prep defensive linemen and bound for Arkansas next fall.
His journey from the Scandinavian Peninsula to big-time college football eerily mirrors that of German-born Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Bjoern Werner.
At the conclusion of the championship game at last month’s Perfect Game WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla., team members from the repeat champion EvoShield Canes excitedly gathered around a PG official to get fitted for their Perfect Game national championship rings.
IMG Academy alumnus Cheng-Tsung Pan, a member of the class of 2011, continues to make his mark at the University of Washington. The Huskies senior from Taiwan was recently named the Pac-12 Golfer of the Month. Pan also recently captured the men's invdividual gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Korea, while leading Taiwan to the team gold medal. Pan also qualified for the 2014 U.S. Men's Open.
BRADENTON -- For Jack Wegher, football is a birthright.
His father, Rick, starred at South Dakota State and played professionally in Canada.
His brother, Brandon, was a key factor in Iowa's 2010 Orange Bowl victory.
But what wasn't always a sure thing was where Jack would play.
Listed at the athlete position on IMG Academy's roster, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Wegher has worn many hats.
Last year, he was stuck behind University of Alabama recruit Bo Scarbrough on the running back depth chart and had to bide his time.
Kei Nishikori has called IMG Academy his training home since the age of 14, and in 2014 he has been making history repeatedly. Most recently, Nishikori became the first Japanese-born male player to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals. He clinched his berth in the prestigious event after defeating David Ferrer in Paris last week.
IMG Academy's Kei Nishikori has become accustomed to making history in 2014. Earlier this year, he became the first Japanese-born player to win a clay court title on the ATP Tour. He was the first Japanese-born player to reach the top-10 in the ATP Tour rankings.
IMG Academy's Michael Mmoh is one of the most promising rising talents in American junior tennis, and over the weekend he earned a big victory at the City of Brownsville Men’s Pro Tennis Classic in Brownsville, Texas, a USTA Pro Circuit event. With the win, Mmoh not only earned his first career pro tournament title, but he was the youngest player to win a pro event since Rhyne Williams won the Pittsburgh Futures in 2007.
IMG Academy’s Post-Graduate Program is designed as an intensive, transitional semester-based program for high school graduates seeking to enhance their preparedness for college or increase their chances of receiving a college scholarship. Recognizing that no two students are the same, post-graduates benefit from a highly customized program.
From Middle School, High School, NCAA and NFL specialists, our camp will provide premier instruction from IMG Academy’s Special Teams Coach Billy Miller. Billy has coached special teams for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rutgers University and has worked with NFL players like Connor Barth, Rian Lindell, and Michael Koenen. In addition to Coach Miller’s work with NFL specialists, he has worked alongside notable coaches like Bill Belichick, Butch Davis, Dave Wannstead and Greg Schiano.