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The IMG Academy girls basketball program is led by Director and former D-I standout/WNBA coach Shell Dailey, offers the type of encouraging and competitive learning environment needed for any player to maximize her ability.

By pairing elite academics with world-class athletic training, IMG Academy has established itself as a premier school for preparing student-athletes for their next step in life. However, academic enrichment and athletic skill development – though critically important – represent only a portion of the training that IMG Academy student-athletes receive. We instill the confidence that allows our student-athletes to aspire for anything that their mind can imagine, while providing the tools to help them reach those goals.

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Program Features

  • Physical and Mental Conditioning with Athletic and Personal Development classes in other disciplines to facilitate total development.
  • Ages 13 – 19. Post-Graduate programs available
  • Two teams (Developmental and National) play a mix of local, regional, statewide and national competition
  • On-court training includes drill work that addresses the fundamentals in all areas of the game.
  • Position-specific instruction led by Girls Director, Shell Dailey, and a full staff of girls coaches
  • Four regulation hardwood courts, professional-quality locker rooms and meeting rooms to break down film
  • Home of the India U-15 girls’ National Team

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basketball academyA fully accredited Pre-K – 12th grade school that includes Post-Graduate offerings, IMG Academy provides both a challenging and supportive environment that brings out the best in student-athletes.

Through small class sizes, a diverse and educated faculty, the encouragement of creativity and discussion, and one-on-one tutoring availability, IMG Academy has sent student-athletes to some of the highest-performing universities in the nation. 

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Led by Director Shell Dailey, former D-I standout and WNBA coach, the girls basketball academy program at IMG Academy offers the type of encouraging and competitive learning environment need for any player to maximize her ability.  

The IMG Academy girls basketball program provides the most unique and effective training environment in the basketball world today. Focusing on the individual player, we build skill sets from the ground up by giving players the tools they need to compete against higher-level competition. Teaching both fundamental and advanced techniques and tactics, our coaching staff is able to bring out the best in each athlete.

Notable Alumni

Monique Alexander, UCLA
Mimmie Besnoin, Tulsa
Myesha Broaden, San Jose State
Marisa Gobuty, Syracuse
Holly Jones, Nevada
Danielle Kennebrew, Xavier


Briahanna Jackson, Central Florida
Alyssa Mann, Charleston Southern
Zoi Simmons, Colorado State
Sharielle Smith, Florida
Erica Woods, Marshall

Athletic and Personal Development

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The Three Tiers of Training:

1.  Athletic and Personal Development Classes

As a part of the curriculum, all student-athletes choose one Athletic and Personal Development class each semester to compliment their sport training based on individual needs.  Here is a sample list of Athletic and Personal Development class options:

LeadershipScience of Speed 1Yoga
Nutrition 1Science of Speed 2Mental Toughness
Nutrition 2Vision Training 1Stress Management
 Vision Training 2SAT/ACT Preparation

When it comes to helping prepare and send student-athletes to high-performing universities, IMG Academy’s proven record is unmatched. The reason? Personal support and knowledgeable guidance throughout the process from our collegiate acceptance and eligibility experts.

2.  Core Training

Consists of Physical Conditioning and Movement Training (delivered multiple times per week) and Mental Conditioning (once per week) as well as Nutrition and Leadership Training classes delivered multiple times per semester.  All IMG Academy student-athletes receive Core Training.

3.  Additional Services

Need some extra work in a specific discipline?  Delivered in a one-on-one or small-group setting, specialist tutoring can sharpen your skill and create a customized plan to help you reach your goals.

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