Passion makes them athletes; we make them champions
Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri created the Tennis Academy in 1978. He envisioned a program that allowed student-athletes to discover their ultimate potential through expert athletic training, and prepared them for success in all aspects of life through a college-preparatory education with a focus on responsibility, leadership and determination.
More than 30 years later, this vision evolved into IMG Academy, a world leader in integrated academics, athletics and personal development. Our student-athletes continue to attend some of the world’s most prestigious universities and serve as some of the top athletes across the globe.
Our once tennis-only academy is now home to 11 athletic programs that prepare our student athletes for college and beyond. Each athletic program is developed and managed by a team of expert coaches, former athletes and medical professionals whose combined experience provide an unparalleled training environment. Their expert guidance gives our student athletes access to individualized training programs, top-notch equipment and most importantly, a well-rounded athletic and academic experience.
Combine our expert coaching staff with our world-class facility, and the result is a training center unmatched by any other. Our 450-acre property is home to more than 20 multi-sport fields, an 18-hole golf course, 52 tennis courts, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (one of two in the world), and a state-of-the-art stadium. This is the home of a champion.
Our unparalleled program combines world-class instruction with a focus on the fundamentals to take your game to the next level. Our tennis program creates champions and sets the standard for other academies around the world.
We are committed to the development and success of each of our players. Our soccer program pairs collegiate-style coaching with an emphases on position-specific training to help each student-athlete reach their individual goal.
Our baseball program offers a professional-style training environment to focus on the individual development of each player within a team setting. Our elite coaching staff brings decades of combined experience that contributes to the success of each player.
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As the nation’s only full-time lacrosse residency program, we know how to build champions. Our program integrates the concept of both indoor (box) and field lacrosse to develop players into leaders. The experienced coaching staff provides individual instruction within a team setting to help players become the complete athlete.
Track & Field / Cross Country
Led by renowned coach Loren Seagrave, our track and field program focuses on speed, strength and mental conditioning. Every athlete will work directly with Seagrave to develop an individualized training approach that gets results.
We’ve sent more students on to play college or professional golf than any other program in the world. Our unparalleled golf program starts with fundamental, technical training and prepares athletes for the next step.
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A combination of fundamental and advanced techniques, our basketball program uses a multi-phased approach to develop the ultimate athlete. We focus on player evaluation, position-specific instruction and tough competition to unlock every player’s full potential.
The core of our sports programs, our athletic and personal development program promotes athletic progression, character development, and overall personal evolution. Using a revolutionary training regime, our training program helps student-athletes of every sport and level reach peak performance.
Our football program provides position-specific instruction mixed with team training, drills and analysis to enhance overall performance. Each player will receive ongoing individualized support and instruction from our experienced coaching staff and our Athletic and Personal Development specialists.
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From Kei Nishikori and Maria Sharapova to Cam Newton and Eli Manning, IMG Academy helps passionate student-athletes become champions. Check out a few of our recent alumni and their academic achievements:
|2010||Toronto, Canada||Stanford Univeristy|
|2014 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year|
|Dwight Powell, a native of Toronto, Canada, entered IMG Academy in 2007 and made an instant impact. During the summer of 2009, Powell was one of two high school players invited to train with the Canadian National Team, and was a member of the National All-Stars roster during the second annual High School Academic All-American Classic. At the same event, he earned recognition as the Academic Player of the Year. Powell also earned recognition from the IMG Academy Basketball program as its MVP and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010. By the end of his senior year, Powell was ranked by Rivals.com as No. 7 among power forwards, No. 23 overall and rated as a five-star prospect and ranked as a top-five center in the 2010 class by ESPNU. Powell now attends Stanford University and was awarded the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2014.|
|2010||Nagoya-Shi, Japan||Louisiana State University|
|Rina Hill left her home in Japan to study basketball at IMG Academy. She graduated in TKTK and enrolled at the Louisiana State University, where she helped lead the Lady Tigers to a berth in the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament after upsetting West Virginia. But Hill’s goals stretch beyond college or even the WBNA; she’s preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Her goal is to increase the popularity of basketball in Japan by leading her country’s team to victory. "One of the reasons why basketball is not popular in Japan is they're not winning any championships or any medals," Rina said. "So we have got to do something in that Olympics, we have got to finish in the top five."|
|2012||St. Petersburg, FL||University of Virginia|
|2014 NCAA Tennis Singles Champion|
|Danielle Collins, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and graduate of IMG Academy's Bollettieri Tennis program, made history for the University of Virginia when she claimed the 2014 NCAA Tennis Singles Championship and became the first player in UVA history to earn a singles title. Collins, a sophomore, entered the tournament as the No. 32 seed. She cruised to a 6-2 win in the first set and battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the second set to complete the historic feat. UVA head coach told NCAA.com, "She earned every bit of it and is so well deserving of being the NCAA champion. This tournament was full of a lot of very strong players and Danielle went through an extremely impressive group to earn the title. We are so happy for her and proud of the way she prepared, played and won. Danielle communicated at the highest level throughout the tournament. She was extremely smart in her preparation and game planning, and more importantly, had the courage and confidence to execute each day.”|
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|2009||Bradenton, FL||University of Miami|
|John Ryan Murphy, born and raised in Bradenton, Florida, and an IMG alumnus of 2009, is getting a lot of attention as a catcher for the New York Yankees. His athletic ability, confidence and game-savvy have propelled him anonymity to a player to watch. As Yankees manager Joe Girardi put it, “He’s got a feel. He’s a student of the game.’’ Murphy was a member of the IMG Academy Class of 2009. Murphy initially signed with the University of Miami on a baseball scholarship prior to being drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 09 MLB First Year Players Draft. As a student-athlete, Murphy helped lead the baseball program to a program best 32-1 overall record, with four national tournament titles.|
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