Girls Basketball

IMG Academy's girls basketball program supports a structured, challenging and motivating environment that focuses on total development to prepare every student-athlete to perform at the highest level, no matter their starting point. The program’s coaches know the intricacies of training female basketball players, thanks to their time spent inside every level of college coaching.

Student-athletes from all over the world enter the IMG Academy girls basketball program ready to strengthen their on-court skills, while playing against national and local competition. A holistic approach to building elite-level student-athlete prepares each student-athlete for their next arena of play and has resulted in over 45 girls basketball student-athletes placed in college over the last five years, including 25+ Division I placements.

Girls Basketball Program

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Program Structure

IMG Academy’s girls basketball program provides the nation’s most effective training environment for student-athletes across various team levels while offering ample opportunities to grow personally, academically, and athletically. IMG Academy coaches understand the intricacies of training female student-athletes due to their time spent inside every level of college coaching. Pre-season efforts includes individual skill development, team building, and position-specific training, game strategy before competition and tournament play.

College-preparatory environment:

Along with an emphasis on academics, student-athletes work closely with dedicated college placement advisors, coaches with a vast network of collegiate contacts and the NCAA compliance process to find the best college fit. IMG Academy basketball is structured like a collegiate program so that student-athletes understand the requirements both on and off the court and are prepared for the schedule at the next level.

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With multiple teams within the program, including National, Varsity, and Academy, IMG Academy girls basketball provides the nation’s most effective training environment for student-athletes. Both national and local competition prepares each student-athlete for their next arena of play.


This elite team consists of student-athletes who have experience playing against national and international competition while the program challenges them to work towards achieving their peak potential. The team develops through in-depth film review, reviewing scouting reports, and game strategy sessions throughout the year. Student-athletes receive detailed playbooks to prepare for competition and continue to develop their basketball IQ with IMG Academy’s expert coaches. The National Team prepares both mentally and physically for the collegiate level.


IMG Academy’s girls Varsity team develops student-athletes at a similar level to the National team while focusing even further on overall development and skill work. The team competes against local and regional competition supplemented by national and regional road trips. Varsity student-athletes focus on identified areas of improvement while preparing both physically and mentally to compete at the next level. This team also incorporates film review into their annual training sessions to ensure developmental opportunities as well as analyze games and areas of improvement.

Academy Team

IMG Academy’s girls basketball Academy team takes a developmental approach and focuses on foundational training, game situations and strategies, and local competition. Student-athletes will have competitive opportunities with limited away travel to ensure the proper balance for student-athletes. Academy student-athletes will have additional Leadership and Mental Conditioning classes to assist with their development and confidence. Student-athletes will focus on both personal, academic, and athletic growth and have immense opportunities to further develop their talent as they pursue their goals of competing at the next level.

Athletic Development

Girls basketball student-athletes have access to proven performance training in areas like vision training, strength & conditioning, nutrition, and sports medicine. Athletic Development coaches and trainers integrate into the program's larger support system, ensuring that each student-athlete feels confident and prepared off the court as well.

Strength & Conditioning

IMG Academy’s Strength & Conditioning team designs a specific program that supplements basketball training to help student-athletes reach their potential.

  • Speed, agility, and movement
  • Endurance & conditioning
  • Strength and power
  • Flexibility, mobility, balance, and core
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Sports Medicine

IMG Academy’s Sports Medicine program educates and helps student-athletes keep their bodies healthy during demanding training and competition schedules. Our team promotes athlete availability through preventative and corrective exercises, holistic injury evaluation & treatment and movement quality assessments.

  • Athletic training
  • Physical therapy
  • Injured athlete program
  • Corrective exercise work
  • Recovery
  • Education on injury management
  • Return-to play management
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At IMG Academy, we understand how important it is for student-athletes to fuel their bodies to meet their high-level lifestyles and sport demands. Our Nutrition program maximizes student-athlete performance by equipping them with nutrition knowledge and resources to fuel and hydrate themselves for academic, athletics and long-term health.

  • Optimal everyday nutrition
  • Performance Plate
  • Nutrient intake and timing
  • Hydration strategies
  • Supplement education
  • Pre and post-competition fueling
  • Travel nutrition
  • Energy balance

Visual Training

Vision Training is not just about seeing – it’s about doing. Student-athletes will train their eyes to perform more quickly and efficiently through eye muscle and visual system development.

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Peripheral vision
  • Reaction time
  • Depth perception
  • Vision strength
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IMG Academy’s basketball program trains and competes on the following courts and facilities on campus:

  • 1 stadium court and 7 practice 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

Other Facilities

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  • Dorms
  • Campus Center
  • Academic Center

Annual Training Schedule


  • Orientation
  • Training camp (3-week evaluation period for all players)
  • Strength and conditioning, functional movement and mobility training
  • Performance & NBA style Combine testing
  • NCAA eligibility center registration
  • SAT/ACT sign-ups
  • Senior/Post Grad recruitment meetings
  • Open practices for college coaches, averaging 150+ coaches per year


  • Team practices with tactical & skill development with 2-3 small group workouts per week
  • Individual development plans distributed to players and parents
  • College placement meetings*
  • College application process continues/Common App finalized*

* Applies to Seniors and Post Grads only

November - February

  • In-season games begin
  • Continued skill development
  • Underclassmen recruitment planning
  • Continued college placement meetings*
  • Narrowing college choices/list*
  • Individual development plans

* Applies to Seniors and Post Grads only

March - April

  • Spring AAU season begins; Teams will travel to National/Regional events
  • Emphasis on strength development after game season
  • Individualized skill development training
  • Focus on skills training
  • Finalize college selections and enrollment paperwork*

* Applies to Seniors and Post Grads only


  • Final player evaluations
  • Summer training plan distributed
  • End of year recognition banquet
  • Underclassmen official visits
  • Strength training emphasizing hypertrophy-based principles

June - August

  • Recommendations for Summer Camps
  • Focus on off-season development

Girls National Team Head Coach, Frank Oliver Jr.

Frank Oliver Jr. joins IMG Academy after an impressive coaching career that includes three GEICO High School Basketball Nationals semi-finalist appearances. Prior to arriving at IMG, Oliver Jr. was the Head Coach at Maryland powerhouse Bishop McNamara where he was named the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year (2019, 2020, 2023) and led the Mustangs to the WCAC Championship in 2020 and the GEICO semifinals in 2020 and 2022. In 2019, Oliver Jr. was a finalist for the prestigious Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls National Coach of the Year Award and was named Maryland’s Coach of the Year by Max Preps in 2019 and 2020.

Before Bishop McNamara, the former DeMatha High School standout and FAMU guard, coached at H.D. Woodson High School (Washington, D.C.) where he led the Warriors to an 88-game league win streak and seven straight District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships. For his efforts, he was named the DCIAA Coach of the Year from 2005-12 as the Warriors captured the Washington, D.C. City Title Championship in 2008, 2009, and 2012. In 2012, Oliver Jr. made his first appearance in the GEICO semi-finals and was named the Washington Post’s All-Metro Coach of the Year.

Coach Title
Frank Oliver Jr. Head Coach, Girls, National
Kevin Fields Head Coach, Varsity, Girls
Alberto Markovich Student Athlete Advisor
Alex Alacan Video Analyst
Andrew Phillippe Program Manager
Bob Simmons Camp Director
Cordell Henry Assistant Coach, National, Girls
Dan Barto Head of Player Development
Jensen Blassage Student Athlete Advisor
Jimmy Baron Coach
Kevin Sutton Technical Director
Malik Walfall Operations Coordinator, Equipment
Mike Gillian Technical Director
Mike Kelly Head of College Placement
Nate Ryzyk Student Athlete Advisor
Shea Avellino Operations Coordinator, Facilities
Victoria Stewart Assistant Coach, National, Girls
Victoria Sun Business Manager

Program Achievements

Some impressive highlights of the IMG Academy girls basketball program include:

Alumna Arella Guirantes selected in the 2020 WNBA Draft

Undefeated Season

Alumna Grace VanSlooton named 2022 McDonald's All American

23 National Team Selections in program history

2 USA gold medalists and 1 Canadian bronze medalist

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Take an inside look at IMG Academy student-athletes and their unique journeys on campus. While each student-athlete has a unique background and story, their shared passions and goals are clear as they strive together to achieve their dreams and reach their full potential.

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IMG Academy boarding school is built for dedicated and passionate student-athletes. We provide the tools and resources for our student-athletes to achieve their goals in the classroom, in their sport, in college and beyond. IMG Academy tuition rates are based on the comprehensive nature of our programming and resources available to student-athletes.

2024-2025 full year girls' basketball tuition ranges from $68,400-$92,900 depending on age and program enrollment.


Offering grades 6-12 as well as post-graduate options, IMG Academy provides girls basketball student-athletes with a robust academic curriculum, unmatched academic support, and resources that prepare them for the rigors of university life and beyond.

Personal Development

At IMG Academy, our expert teachers and coaches guide and support each student-athlete through their journey of athletic progression, character development and overall personal growth.

College Placement

It’s critical for girls basketball student-athletes to feel confident and equipped to find the best college fit. IMG Academy’s proven, industry-leading college placement services and technology have placed more student-athletes on college rosters than any other program in the world.

Campus Experience

IMG Academy proven methodology, industry-leading coaches and pro-quality facilities will set any basketball student-athlete for long-term success as they conquer their goals and develop at an unmatched environment.

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