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Track and Field Camps

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Outrace the Competition with Our World-Class Track & Field Training Program

Track camps at the IMG Academy feature both track & field camps and cross country camps and are directed by Loren Seagrave, one of the most successful coaches in the world of track and field. Our program applies a science-based training methodology to maximize effectiveness in all track & field events and cross country races. Athletes will learn techniques to improve their movement, speed, balance, concentration and power as well as technical and mechanical skills.

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How You'll Improve

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Sprints
Start and acceleration techniques, maximum velocity sprint mechanics and relay exchange work
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Hurdles
100/110m, 300m and 400m, proper hurdle technique, rhythm, perfect lead leg alteration, race modeling strategy and tactics
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Jumps
Sprint mechanics, preparation, take off, flight phase and landing
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Throws
Throwing techniques and proper summation of forces using innovative techniques
Distance
Focus, proper mechanics, reprogramming the nervous system, reduce oxygen consumption, training techniques and injury prevention
 
 

Coaching

Our track & field and cross country training programs are led by Director Loren Seagrave who has coached hundreds of collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes for more than 40 years. He is joined by several other elite coaches with years of professional competing and coaching experience from national titles to world championship victories.

Notable Alumni/Trainees

LaShawn Merritt (USA), Tianna Bartoletta (USA), David Prince (USA), Amaru Schenkel (SUI), Candyce McGrone (USA), Libania Grenot (ITA), Matteo Galvan (ITA), Demetrius Pinder (BAH), Li Jinzhe (CHN), Angelo Taylor (USA), Joice Maduaka (GBR), Zhang Peimeng (CHN), Claudio Licciardello (ITA), Sherone Simpson (JAM), Anaso Jobodwana (RSA) and Darya Klishina (RUS)

Track & Field Facilities

 

Our 500-acre campus offers everything an athlete needs to succeed. 

- Attendees of our camps will have access to our state-of-the-art stadium featuring an 8-lane, 400m track, two pole vault runways with international-level landing mats, two long and triple jump runways, dedicated long throw areas with multiple circles and cages; 10,000 square foot weight room and a covered turf facility for speed and movement.

- All of our facilities are maintained at a professional standard to ensure the perfect training environment for every athlete


 

Track and Field Camp Schedule

Morning

8 -8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 - 9 am: Pre-generation
9 - 11 am: Event-specific skill development
11 - 12 pm: Physical Conditioning
 

Afternoon

12 - 1:30 pm: Lunch/Rest
1:30 - 2 pm: Transition
2 - 4 pm: Event-specific skill development
4 - 5 pm: Rest
5 - 6 pm: Performance discipline for the TOTAL ATHLETE program 


Evening

6 -7 pm: Dinner
7 - 10 pm: Chaperoned on-campus or off-campus
activities (movies/trivia/pool party)
10 pm: Sleep

Trips & Fun

Train hard. Play harder!
An IMG Academy camp experience
is the ultimate combination of training and fun.

On-campus activities
The hub of activity in the evenings revolves around the residence halls and the junior pool area. Activities include: swimming; movies; recreation room (with video games, foosball and a pool table) and more

Off-campus activities
Campers also have the opportunity to have off-campus fun through scheduled and chaperoned day trips to destinations like local beaches, amusement parks, water parks, museums and other venues

“With IMG Academy, I had a place where I could totally focus, have great weather, be able to train everyday, have great facilities and have a coach who could take my talents to the next level.”
LaShawn Merritt, 2008 Olympic 400-meter gold medalist/2013 IAAF 400-meter and 4x400-meter gold medalist
 

Track & Field Camp Options

At IMG Academy, we offer multiple training options designed to get you the results you are looking for. Did you know you can pair your track & field training with Education/English classes?

Track & Field Training Only

Full day of track & field training

We help you progress in the area in which you feel you need the most improvement. With specialized instruction, low athlete-to-coach ratios and an encouraging learning environment, every athlete gets the level of attention required to reach their full potential!

Track & Field + Education

Half day of track & field training + half day of classroom work

Pair track & field training at the core level with an academic or English-language learning program:
— ESL (English as Second Language)
— SAT Prep
— Academic Enrichment
— TOEFL Prep

Track & Field Training Programs

Once you have selected your length of stay and your camp option (sport only or sport + education), you can choose the best training program to pair with your sport to get the most out of your camp experience!

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