Track & Field Program

Track and Field Academy Overview

IMG Academy Track & Field and Cross Country program continues to build off of annual success stories and support elite athletes who are also passionate about academics. Our event-specific training, individualized plans and development cycles, and performance methodology balances well with the academic rigor and opportunities on campus. Cutting-edge technology supports the holistic approach for building each student-athlete’s skill set to include items like resilience, agility, nutritional instruction, proactive regeneration, and confidence. Athletes seeking to further challenge their academics and skills alongside top international talent encompass a track and field academy where the importance of personal records are just as emphasized as test scores and meeting course load deadlines in the classroom.

Program & Alumni Accomplishments

18 D1 commitments

16 Countries represented by athletes training with the program

Girls 4 X 400M Penn Relays Champions & record holder, 3:51.45

Girls # 1 2017 Lake Brantley Invitational, Ascender Relays, CSN Invite, FSU Relays, Manatee County

Boys Top 10 2017 Ascender Relays, FSU Relays and Manatee County Championships

Track and Field Program Structure

By pairing a rigorous academic schedule with world-class athletic training, IMG Academy has established itself as the premier school for preparing student-athletes to succeed in college and beyond. Our track and field program offers training in the following events: sprints, hurdles, throws, distance, and jumps. We've also had athletes compete in the heptathlon and decathlon.

Our science-based training methodology helps athletes enhance their overall performance and reach their potential, and recovery, regeneration and rest continually allow for next level growth and strengthening.

Our student-athletes are exposed to elite training and conditioning programs employed by world champions and Olympians. Every drill, sprint, exercise and practice is tailored to the student-athlete’s individual needs to maximize efficiency, increase speed and improve strength.

Throughout the year, track and field student-athletes will have five pre-set meetings with the department each year of high school. Each individual understands the importance of these meetings and will meet to discuss their progress and strides made between meetings. Through this established guide from enrollment through graduate, IMG Academy student-athletes retain the knowledge necessary to achieve their dreams.

Sample Track & Field Schedule

Freshman Year

September - November
  • Goal-setting begins for athletics and academics along with time management evaluation
  • Begin a college file
  • Meet with academic advisor to set up your academic plan for second semester
January - April
  • Research colleges and understand admissions requirements for a high-level list of schools
  • Goal setting for athletics and academics for spring semester
  • Develop list of personal preferences for college
  • Plan summer track and field schedule (if applicable)
  • Evaluate athletic progress and performance with coach
  • Set training goals for summer

Sophomore Year

September - November
  • Register for the PSAT and PACT tests
  • Narrow list of schools as applicable
  • Goal-setting for athletics and academics continues
  • Update athlete profile
January - April
  • Review and update college files along with athlete profile
  • Continue research on admission requirements for college list
  • Narrow list of schools to a top 10
  • Schedule unofficial visits with colleges over summer
  • Confirm summer competition schedule with coach and set goals for junior year

Junior Year

September - November
  • Update athlete profile and meet with coach regarding college selection process and to evaluate performance
  • Confirm SAT and ACT test dates for October through December
  • Apply to NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Complete two admissions applications for practice
  • Narrow list of schools as applicable
January - April
  • Schedule second round of SAT and ACT tests pending first-round scores
  • Evaluate list of schools and continue to narrow down
  • Schedule unofficial visits for summer
  • Schedule performance and college review with coach
  • Review summer plan and college visits along with athletic goals with coach

Senior Year

September - November
  • Set up official visits to college after coordinating them with coach
  • Schedule final rounds SAT and ACT tests
  • Meet with advisor to acquire transcripts, test scores, and all documents to send to schools and update NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Check on early admission applications and status
  • Reevaluate top schools and narrow search
  • Complete and send in all applications
  • Eliminate schools no longer of interest and order top schools accordingly
January - April
  • Review acceptances and scholarship opportunities with coach and advisor
  • Final college decision and signing date: mid-March
  • Finalize Clearinghouse information
  • Work hard over the summer to prepare for college!

Athletic and Personal Development Integration (APD)

Each student-athletes’ individual needs meet performance training structured solely for track and field purposes. Mental toughness courses throughout the year warrant advancement on the track. Nutrition training reinforces student-athletes to maximize ability. Track and field coaches acknowledge that needs may vary, so personalized training plans reflect that of a collegiate or Olympic athlete. Courses geared towards empowering female athletes along with building men of character complete the total athletic component of training, thus preparing the most qualified individual for the next steps after high school.

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Technology & Facilities

  • 8-Lane 400M Track
    • Dartfish Video Analysis: High-speed video analysis for thorough training to review practices and meets in slow-motion, instant replay, and more with the ability to share all content
    • Freelap & Brower Timing systems for portability, accuracy, and wireless capabilities
  • Two pole vault runways with international-standard pits
  • Two multi-directional long jump/triple jump pits
  • Dedicated long throw areas with multiple circles and cages
  • Covered turf facility for speed and agility work
  • NordBord Hamstring Testing System
    • Evaluate bilateral hamstring strength and imbalance with analytics for number of reps, maximum and average force/torque, and monitoring trends
track field facilities

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

Track & Field Academy Photo Gallery

Admissions

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

Track & Field 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.

Track & Field 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.

Track & Field Coaches & Staff

Notable Track & Field 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.

track and field matriculation

track and field academy athletes
- Beatrice J. IMG Academy Class of '18

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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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