Girls Basketball Program

Girls Basketball Academy Overview

IMG Academy's girls basketball program supports a structured, challenging and motivating environment that focuses on total development and prepares our girls to perform at the highest level, no matter their starting point. With coaches who know the intricacies of training female basketball players due to their time spent inside every level of college coaching, student-athletes from all over the world, including the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and Australia, enter the girls basketball program knowing their academic achievements take just as much nurturing as their on-court skills’ development.

Access to college recruitment services and test-prep courses yield peak results, while a competitive schedule and showcases gain just as much traction. Our girls basketball program uses a holistic approach to build elite-level student-athletes, which occurs through training specifically designed for females, including empowered female athlete courses, mental toughness and leadership training, and on-court development. Both national and local competition prepares each student-athlete for their next arena of play.

Program & Alumni Accomplishments

100% College placement since 2006

45+ D1 commitments since 2006

4 Alumni competed in 2018 NCAA Tournament

6 McDonald's All-American nominees

2017 McDonald's All-American participant and USA Basketball U18 National Team: Rellah Boothe

5 Alumni competing professionally around the world

U18 USA Basketball Women's National Team selection

17 National Team selections

Girls Basketball Program Structure

With teams at the post-graduate, varsity, junior varsity and middle school levels – and a unique developmental approach to each – the IMG Academy girls basketball program provides the nation’s most effective training environment. Upperclassmen and post-graduates experience intensive, position-specific instruction that replicates how collegiate programs operate. Underclassmen and middle school student-athletes experience a training methodology focused more on development and foundation-setting for continued growth.

Local, regional and national competition encompasses the school year, as teams compete in both a fall and spring club-like setting. Initial fundamental and development basketball training leads into high-intensity play, while test-prep, strength of curriculum and academics correlate with college-recruitment goals and initiatives. College placement remains a vital element for girls basketball, and the program develops insight to work with each individual to maximize potential both from an elite skills standpoint as well as the grade-point and test scores perspective.

The girls basketball academy places just as much emphasis on overall development as we do all other elements of the game. Courses dialed in on empowering female athletes allow for confidence, leadership and mental toughness to be addressed on a finite level. Strength training and conditioning along with nutrition and vision training accompany overall training to address any and all areas that will propel student-athletes to attain their aspirations. By mapping out a plan for each athlete to gain the most out of their courses and put them into play, our performance experts work with coaches to lay out detailed and effective offerings.

Sample Girls Basketball Schedule

September

  • Orientation
  • Training camp (3 week evaluation period for all players)
  • Strength training emphasizing hypertrophy based principles
  • Performance & WNBA style Combine testing
  • NCAA eligibility center registration
  • Start of fall basketball season
  • SAT/ACT sign-ups
  • Senior/Post Grad recruitment meetings
  • Open practices for college coaches, averaging 70+ coaches per year

October

  • Team practices with tactical & skill development with 2-3 individual workouts per week
  • Individual development plans distributed to players and parents
  • Test and exam prep continues with teachers and advisors
  • College placement meetings*
  • College application process continues/Common App finalized*

* Applies to Seniors and Post Grads only

November - February

  • In-season games begin
    • Invitational tournaments have included Independent School National Invitational Championships, She's Got Game (D.C.), and Sweet 16 Tournament (La Jolla, CA), which showcase nationally-acclaimed talent
  • Continued skill development
  • Individual development plans
  • Underclassmen recruitment planning
  • Continued college placement meetings*
  • Narrowing college choices/list*

* Applies to Seniors and Post Grads only

March - April

  • Spring AAU season begins; Teams will travel to national events
  • Emphasis on strength development after game season
  • Individualized skill development training
  • Focus on skills training
  • Final exam test prep with teachers and advisors before end of semester
  • Finalize college selections and enrollment paperwork*

* Applies to Seniors and Post Grads only

May

  • Final player evaluations
  • Summer training plan distributed
  • End of year recognition banquet
  • Underclassmen official visits
  • Strength training emphasizing hypertrophy based principles

June - August

  • Girls provided with physical workouts and skill plans from coaches and APD staff to complete during summer
  • Regular communication and checkpoints regarding progress on workouts
  • Flexible training available, including summer school and camps
  • Focus on off-season development

Athletic and Personal Development Integration (APD)

The girls basketball program places just as much emphasis on overall development as we do all other elements of the game. Courses dialed in on empowering female athletes allow for confidence, leadership and mental toughness to be addressed on a finite level. Strength training and conditioning along with nutrition and vision training accompany overall basketball training to address any and all areas that will propel student-athletes to attain their aspirations. By mapping out a plan for each athlete to gain the most out of their courses and put them into play, our performance experts work with the girls basketball program coaches to lay out detailed and effective offerings.

Learn More about APD

Technology & Facilities

  • Four basketball courts with 24 baskets with video analysis capabilities during practices and games
  • Covered turf facility for speed and agility work with coaches focused on basketball players

Performance and Sports Science Center

  • Mind Gym for mental conditioning sessions and vision training
    • Fit Lights, dynaBOARD, and cognitive perceptive technology
  • Yoga studio
  • Strength and conditioning equipment
  • Classrooms for nutrition and leadership training
  • Athletic training facility for recovery and regeneration, including hot and cold tubs

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Admissions

All prospective student-athletes must submit a completed application, including academic records and recommendations.

Girls Basketball Program Tuition

For academic year 2018-2019, tuition ranges from $53,650 to $77,650 per year depending on age, boarding and grade of student-athlete. Go to our tuition page for the full sport-by-sport cost breakdown.

Girls Basketball Camps

A great way to learn more about IMG Academy is to attend a camp and see first-hand how to take your game to the next level.

Girls Basketball Coaches & Staff

Notable Girls Basketball Program College Commitments

Student-athletes receive individualized roadmaps for reaching their goal of playing their sport at the collegiate level. This work begins when a student enters upper school at grade 9 and above.

girls basketball matriculation

girls basketball academy athletes

I knew what they had [at IMG]. I had come here on a visit when I was in the eighth grade. No, sir. The things they have here -- mental programs, massages, healthy foods. I think differently now. We have a mental class that teaches us small things like breathing, thinking, don't overthink. I feel like I'm the leader-type now.

- Rellah B. IMG Academy Class of '17, University of Texas
girls basketball academy athletes

After the [first couple months], it started getting easier, because I started learning English and I started getting adjusted to the environment around me. After three months, I started thinking, ‘This is my home.’ At IMG, we’re from all over the place, different countries, different cultures and creating a bond with each other.

- Kavita A. IMG Academy Class of '15, Grand Canyon University
girls basketball academy athletes

We both got so much stronger [at IMG Academy]. Adding the weight room and mental conditioning to what we were already doing made a big difference. And being away from home helped prepare us early for what we will have to do in college.

- Audrey-Ann C. G. IMG Academy Class of '14, University of Texas

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1-800-872-6425
For all other inquires
1-866-300-4538
5650 Bollettieri BLVD.
Bradenton, FL 34210

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