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2020 - 2021 Health & Safety Information

IMG Academy is maintaining a safe and secure campus environment with continued guidance from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health officials. Our on-campus health & safety protocols include:

  • Limiting campus visitors
  • Proper social distancing guidelines
  • Cloth face coverings/masks inside and where appropriate
  • Additional touchless hand sanitizer dispensers across campus
  • Increased disinfecting efforts of all major touchpoints, including gym equipment
  • Camp and boarding school pod systems
  • New dining room mandates and table separations
  • Recommended self-isolation guidelines

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Girls Soccer Academy Overview

IMG Academy’s girls soccer program’s impressive collective tournament/league titles and number of elite collegiate student-athletes and national team players remains unparalleled globally. Combining challenging academic courses, competitive team schedules, a proven training methodology, and a global atmosphere, IMG Academy soccer is widely-recognized for its optimal balance and overall program structure.

IMG soccer is a direct pipeline to some of the nation’s top universities as student-athletes have access the invaluable resources that ensure they’re prepared and confident for the next level. Student-athletes show immense success both at the collegiate level and on their national teams after developing academically, athletically, and personally during their career at IMG.

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
  • Regeneration
  • 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.

Development Process

Pre-season Competitive Cycle Post-Season
Measure & Evaluate Prepare & Play Review & Prepare
August - September September - April April - June
Physical testing
Tactical, Technical, & Functional intro
Individual development plans (IDP)
Competition & tactical phase
College showcase competition
Performance statistics collection & analysis
IDP formal review
Physical testing
Season review
Post-season preparation

Club Teams & U.S. Development Academy

IMG’s club-like setting includes participation in both the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and National Elite leagues. Teams range from U14 through U19 while offering post-graduate opportunities as well. Tournament schedules include local, regional, and international-based competition that aligns directly with each team’s level. The initial week of the season includes trials and a starting point for student-athletes to compete, and then they will have an opportunity to transition to other teams as they develop further throughout the year.

National Elite Teams (U16, U17, U19)

    • 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

Girls Academy League (Development Player League) (U14, U15, U16, U17, U19)

DPL 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 & Personal Development

APD plays an integral role in the overall development of each soccer student-athlete. APD instructors focus on crucial areas such as mental toughness, strength & conditioning, nutrition, leadership, life skills and character development, and more to ensure that IMG Academy soccer student-athletes not only have an advantage over the competition but understand what it takes to succeed in college, on national teams, and in life.

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Academics

Grades 6-12

IMG Academy’s collegiate-style schedule provides the ultimate preparation for student-athletes to succeed at the next level. Soccer student-athletes have the ability to select their courses and electives to identify their areas of interest ahead of enrolling into the collegiate program that best aligns with their academic and athletic goals. A dedicated college placement advisor as well as experienced coaches aid in the recruitment process from the beginning of a student-athlete’s career through graduation and even beyond.

View Grades 6-12 Curriculum

Post-Graduate

Post-graduate girls soccer student-athletes benefit from a gap year at IMG without jeopardizing their NCAA eligibility. Post-graduates work with IMG’s soccer coaches to create an individual development plan to improve physically, mentally, technically, and tactically. They also have access to standardized test prep courses for the SAT and ACT as well an opportunity to earn college course credit from IMG’s campus. Post-graduates receive quarterly progress reports, prepare for college soccer ID camps, and may compete in certain U18/U19 leagues and games pending age eligibility and league exceptions.

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Program & Alumni Accomplishments

111 D1 commitments in last 5 years

2019 National Premier League National Semi-finalist (U19)

2019 National Premier League Florida Champions

2019 Florida Cup Champions (U17)

2019 US DA Playoffs Elite 8 out of 65 teams (U17)

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

2016-2017 U16 FNPL League Champions

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

25+ Players invited to U.S. National Training Centers

50+ Professional clubs and National teams trained and competed on campus in the past three years including: US Women’s National teams, USYNT, Canadian Women’s National, Concacaf Championships, ICC Futures, and more

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

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

TimTam Recovery Systems Modern Recovery for All

The TimTam Recovery Center features products that were designed by leading doctors, physios, and coaches. TimTam is the official recovery sponsor of IMG Academy, and girls soccer student-athletes utilize these advanced recovery tools to take their game to the next level.

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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 2020-2021, tuition ranges from $62,400 to $82,400 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

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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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