IMG Academy is a cornerstone of Japan's growing success in sports
Posted: April 5, 2013
IMG Academy is the training home of many Japanese athletes
Football found its roots in Japan in 1934 when Paul Rusch, a teacher and missionary from Kentucky, brought Tokyo college students and resident Englishmen together to play the first game in the country's history. Since then, the game’s popularity has grown,...
IMG Academy helps Japanese trainee Eisuke Sakamoto take his game to the next level
Posted: December 19, 2012
Eisuke Sakamoto traveled a great distance from Japan to IMG Academy to sharpen his football skills.
Eisuke Sakamoto is 14-years old, and one of his life's ambitions is to become a great football player and help grow the game in his native Japan. His passion is so strong that he made the long journey - nearly 10,000 miles - from Tokyo to Bradenton, Fla. to work...