Girls Soccer Program Structure
IMG Academy’s soccer program is structured across 10+ months of training and continued development as opposed to one single season. As a boarding school with a club-like format, IMG’s soccer program’s structure optimizes the process by combining expert coaching and individualized development opportunities with an annual competition schedule.
IMG Academy’s soccer program has defined age-specific workloads and training programs to ensure that student-athletes have a clear pathway to progress through the program and maximize their potential. Training includes team field sessions with an emphasis on decision making and tactical game management, individual development plan sessions inclusive of video analysis and team building / leadership, and games or scrimmages. The program has a defined attacking and defensive concepts and transitions as well as set plays and systems of play that are executed across every team.
Throughout the program, IMG soccer coaches leverage their professional and collegiate experience and ensure that each student-athlete has the necessary tools to achieve their goals. IMG soccer coaches focus on developing the “competitor” through holistic training that includes positive decision making, accountability, and a commitment to excellence. Each student-athlete within the program is competitive and possesses key skills such as game insight and the ability to read plays, as well as position-specific qualities.
Student-athletes thrive within a team atmosphere that places a significant emphasis on individual development and growth both in the classroom and on the field. IMG Academy’s diverse, college-preparatory environment prepares student-athletes for continued success after graduation. IMG has an unmatched network of college placement resources and contacts paired with advisors and teachers who ensure that NCAA requirements are met and followed. Student-athletes experience a schedule that closely matches college programs and develop characteristics such as communication and leadership that translate directly to the next level.
IMG soccer follows 6-week cycles inclusive of the following development activities:
- Team training
- Individual training
- Strength training
- Athletic & Personal Development
- Infusion movement
Student-athletes meet with their coaches to set up an individual development plan with overall long term goals, short term measurable objectives, and mutually agreed upon outcomes over the cycle. Following the 6-week period, coaches and players review their progress and set new objectives when necessary ahead of the upcoming cycle.