Girls Basketball Program

Girls Basketball Academy Overview

IMG Academy 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 enter the 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 building elite-level athletes occurs through training specifically designed for females, including empowered female athlete courses, mental toughness and leadership training, and on-court development through 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

6 Alumni competed in 2017 NCAA Tournament

6 McDonald's All-American nominees

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

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.

Program Highlights and Sample Schedule

Fall

  • Coaching evaluations and fundamental training begins
  • Coaches and college advisors work with players to plan for the college recruitment process
  • On-campus practices and workouts with 50+ D1 coaches visiting campus annually

Winter

  • Preparation for competition, with a complete fall schedule of both local and national play
  • Past tournaments have included the Independent School National Invitational Championships and Florida US Amateur Basketball Championships
  • Continued focus on academics and working with college advisors regarding NCAA eligibility requirements, SAT/ACT testing, and college applications

Spring

  • Club-like play throughout the spring and college showcases, with game schedules shifting to more tournament and college showcase participation
  • What sets IMG Academy apart is the ability to continue competing post-season in a setting filled with practices, conditioning, and games
  • Sophomores and juniors work with academic and college advisors to plan for the upcoming school year
  • Seniors work with college advisors to finalize preparation for graduation and college
  • Athletic and Personal Development Integration (APD)

    Girls basketball 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.

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    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.

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    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
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    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
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    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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