Mike Ryder joins the IMG Academy lacrosse program after serving as Defensive Coordinator at The University of Tampa from 2011-2013. During his time at UT, the Spartans were Regular Season Deep South Conference Champions in 2012 and 2013. Ryder coordinated the defense to a 7.85 Goals Against Average over two Seasons (6.9 GAA in 2012, ranked 9th in the country and 8.8 GAA in 2013). In 2013 Ryder’s Man-Down Unit was tops in the Deep South Conference Ranked 7th in all of Division II.
Steve began at IMG Academy in October 2013 as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, responsible for Lacrosse and Athletic & Personal Development while assisting with golf and tennis. Prior to his time with IMG, Steve worked as Strength & Conditioning Coach for Lemoore Jr. College, working with wrestling and soccer. Additionally, Steve owned his own business, training athletes of numerous high schools and various sports like football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and tennis, throughout the Central Valley in California, winning several valley championships.
During the summer of 2011, Matt Morreale arrived on the campus for the very first time looking to achieve a single goal; to become a better lacrosse player. The Kinnelon, N.J. native did double sessions, while taking advantage of physical and mental conditioning sessions alongside other campers. Then a freshman, Morreale was on a mission to make his high school's lacrosse team. Fast forward two years, and now Morreale has taken his commitment to another level, choosing to enroll full-time at IMG Academy for the 2013-14 school year.
NEW YORK (December 16, 2013) – IMG, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced today a new relationship with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the No. 1 hospital in orthopedics, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2013-14) and a leader in rehabilitation. Together the two industry leaders will provide a robust athlete rehabilitation program focused on diagnosis, treatment, accelerated injury recovery, and injury prevention, while collaborating to take the area of sports rehabilitation research and innovation to the next level.
The NCAA has awarded NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships to host venue IMG Academy for the 2016-17 seasons.
IMG Performance will host the championships in conjunction with the University of Tampa on the campus of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The events will take place will take place May 26-28, 2016 and May 25-27, 2017.
Today the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced the selection of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida as host venue for the 2014 and 2015 FHSAA Boys and Girls Lacrosse Finals State Championship Tournament.
The IMG Nationals, a year-end lacrosse national championship event, fielded 20 elite club lacrosse teams from around North America over the weekend at IMG Academy. In the U19 division, the final came down a rematch between the Ponte Vedra Possums and IMG Academy Lacrosse, who met earlier in the month at the annual Veteran’s Cup. Both teams entered the game as the top-two seeds with undefeated records in pool play the day prior.