Girls Soccer Program

Girls Soccer Academy Overview

IMG Academy creates the ideal atmosphere for student-athletes who have a focus both on soccer and academic rigor and offers an individualized track to ensure that perfect fit upon graduation. The girls soccer academy is a direct pipeline to some of the nation’s top universities. Position-specific instruction and game-time strategy on the field matched with unprecedented total athletic development in vision training, speed, mental toughness, strength training, and nutrition forms a balanced athlete working towards accelerated growth both on the field and as individuals. Academics remain a key focus for the entire girls soccer academy, with importance placed on both advancement on the field and in the classroom. Coaches communicate with each player to ensure that goals and aspirations are met and aligned for ultimate success.

Program & Alumni Accomplishments

111 D1 commitments in last 5 years

2017-2018 #1 and #2 leading goal scorers in US Soccer DA U-17

2016-2017 U16 FNPL League Champions

Junior Helena Sampaio part of Brazilian U17 Girls National Team

U18 Ranked #1 in the nation after going 27-0-3 in 2014

5 Florida State Cup league titles

15+ Players invited to respective Junior National Team camps in last two years

Multiple Players invited to U.S. National Training Centers

2014 NWSL Rookie of the Year and 2015 NWSL Champion, Erika Tymrak

Inaugural Club invited to the U.S. Soccer Girl's Development Academy

Girls Soccer Program Structure

Through on-site training nurtured by a college-preparatory environment, IMG Academy student-athletes prepare themselves for continued success through college. The girls soccer academy schedules include team travel and balancing of workloads along with competition through tournaments and college showcases and tours. Quarterly coaching evaluations both verbal and written ensure that both players, families and staff have the most effective communication possible. Inclusive of the complete package for any driven student-athlete, IMG Academy’s girls soccer program philosophy puts each individual’s needs as the highest priority.

Training the majority of the calendar year generates personal success stories and student-athletes who flourish through an individualized training structure. Performance training improves strength, agility, nutrition, confidence, mental toughness and vision while on-field coaches of the highest experience levels work towards technical skill and tactical elements of the sport. A key element of the girls soccer program remains on building character, offering support, and empowering each student-athlete to thrive among this atmosphere on campus. In this club-like setting, coaches maximize soccer training throughout the week to work towards ultimate development.

Club Teams & U.S. Development Academy

Participation among both U.S. Development Academy teams and National Elite Teams yields a club-like setting unrivaled among any other high school institution. Teams range from U15 through U19 to post-graduate/PDL, and tournament schedules include both local and international-based competition. The first week of season includes trials and a starting point for players to compete. Players have the ability to transition to other teams when given the opportunity and for further development.

National Elite Teams (U16 - U19)

  • 2 Annual college tour trips
    • Visits with college coaches, observing college training, and games against other club or college team for player evaluation by college coaches. Two trips during fall semester and 1 trip early spring semester
    • Showcased to college coaches in a controlled environment
    • One at IMG Academy in December and one away in February
  • 4 Annual college showcases
    • Determined by coaching and technical staff for each team
  • US Club Soccer's highest league (FNPL)
    • League winners invited to play in the Elite National Premier League (ENPL) playoffs, consisting of clubs from the NPL and ECNL

Development Academy Teams (U14, U15, U17, U19)

DA players must be cleared through the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) process and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in order to be able to compete.

  • 3 annual showcase events in December, April, and June
    • Showcased to college coaches in a controlled environment
  • 35-40 games from Labor Day until Memorial Day
  • Players have an opportunity to join international trips, including an optional summer tournament with an academic component

Athletic and Personal Development Integration (APD)

Because the girls soccer academy strives to develop both women of character and qualified student-athletes, the focus outside of the field remains on ensuring training equally reflects this mindset. Courses such as vision and reaction, mental toughness, and leadership training take the mindset away from practice and create a core around building confidence. Empowering Female Athletes is another class that captures topics like facing challenges in society and other distractions like social media. Coaches and staff understand that utilizing the resources inside the Performance and Sports Science Center generates the most prepared student-athletes for the next level of soccer.

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Technology & Facilities

  • 20+ grass fields for soccer practices and games
  • Soccer-specific stadium attached to a dedicated soccer building with locker rooms, meeting rooms for players and teams, and coaches' offices

Performance and Sports Science Center

  • Mind Gym for mental conditioning and vision sessions and foot-eye coordination 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 Soccer 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 Soccer 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 Soccer Coaches & Staff

Notable Girls Soccer 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 soccer matriculation

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

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