BRADENTON, Fla. (March 18, 2010) – Combining the expertise of the world’s elite athletic training facility, the vast knowledge of a football legend and experience of a Heisman Trophy winner, the ultimate youth football training ground will debut with the launch of the IMG Academy football program.
Chris Weinke, the former Florida State Seminoles Heisman Trophy winner who had been living in Austin and spending most of his time golfing since his NFL career ended in 2007, is getting involved in football again.
The 37-year-old just was named the director of the new IMG Academy football program in Bradenton, Fla.; it launches in a few months. The program's curriculum will consist of John Madden's teachings and coaching philosophy and is aimed at football players from ages 8-18. It's an interesting move for both the former college star and for IMG.
John Madden is returning to the world of coaching.
Madden will be teaming with Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke and IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to launch the IMG Academy football program.
"This is one of those dreams that you have for a long time, to work with kids and have camps, and do those kinds of things," Madden said. "I think this is the perfect opportunity."
The IMG Academy football program will hold position-specific and all-purpose camps through the year, starting with Kickoff Weekend on June 4-6.