The IMG Academy football program is the nation’s best for student-athlete development and college placement. Consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally and placing more than 200 student-athletes in college programs at all levels in the past five years, IMG Academy has a proven reputation for total development and an unmatched environment for college recruitment and preparation to compete at the next level.

IMG Academy football alumni have joined some of the nation’s top academic and athletic universities, winning multiple College Football Playoff national championships and being selected in the NFL Draft. Featuring four teams within the program based on age and skill level, dedicated student-athletes of all types have the opportunity to maximize their potential.

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Program Structure

IMG Academy football emphasizes overall player growth and development while providing significant opportunities for collegiate exposure throughout the year. Each student-athlete has a support system around them inclusive of a head coach, position coach, strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainers, teachers, college advisors, and more to aid in the developmental process that includes:

  • An individual football skill developmental plan
  • A team periodization plan
  • An individual position periodization plan
  • An athletic and Academy personal development plan

College-preparatory environment

IMG Academy football is structured like a collegiate program so that student-athletes understand the requirements on and off the field and are prepared for the schedule at the next level. IMG Academy football student-athletes not only train within a schedule that mirrors that of a collegiate program, but they are also expected to maintain similar expectations, such as respect, academic success, responsibility and ownership, mental and physical toughness, and complete personal and athletic development.

Tracking growth & success

Student-athletes will measure their development and success through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including:

  • Position-specific statistics
  • Game day evaluations
  • Practice tapes
  • Strength & conditioning goals
  • Academic progress

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With four teams competing across various levels, IMG Academy football will identify which program is the best fit for prospective student-athletes in grades 6-12 based on their age, skill level, position, and overall goals.

IMG Academy is a full member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), and the National Team competes as an independent. IMG Academy follows the practice requirements and standards issued by the FHSAA.


IMG Academy’s National Team takes on an incredibly competitive schedule against some of the nation’s most elite programs. Players will arrive in July to begin their pre-season training camp, compete in 10+ games in the Fall, train and develop during the Winter off-season, and continue to train in the Spring before the Spring Practice Game. This team is comprised of some of the nation’s top collegiate recruits as well as those with aspirations to compete in the NFL.


IMG Academy has two varsity teams (Blue and White) consisting of student-athletes who train with IMG Academy’s expert, varsity coaching staff. IMG Academy Varsity White team competes against the top 250 ranked teams by MaxPreps in the state of Florida, while also traveling out of state along with international travel for competition. This team has been ranked as a top 50 team in Florida on MaxPreps as well. IMG Academy Varsity Blue competes against the bottom 250 ranked teams by MaxPreps in the state of Florida. All varsity student-athletes have an opportunity to develop alongside other players of similar skill levels while working towards achieving their peak potential in an unrivaled environment. The total varsity program operates with around 90 to 100 athletes each year. The varsity program places athletes at all levels of college football, over the last 4 years the IMG Academy Varsity Program has placed 87 players in college.

Program Achievements

Some impressive highlights of the IMG Academy football program include:

18 alumni Drafted to the NFL in program history

MLB Draft
NFL Draft

Tyler Booker is awarded the 2022 Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award

MLB Draft

JJ McCarthy is awarded 2020 Max Preps Florida High School Player of the Year

MLB Draft

2020 High School National Champions

National Champions

8 Top 25 finishes in program history

NFL Draft

52 Under Armour All-Americans in program history


210+ football student-athletes placed in college over the last 5 years, including 170+ DI placements

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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 football 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 football student-athletes with a robust academic curriculum, unmatched academic support, and resources that prepare them for the rigors of university life and beyond.


IMG Academy football student-athletes develop as more than just athletes. Our Personal Development sessions focus on so-called “intangible” skills like leadership, communication, and confidence.


It’s critical for football 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.


Student-athletes have an opportunity to explore their passions and interests outside of football. With on-campus clubs, organizations, and social opportunities, IMG Academy is the ideal setting to become a well-rounded young adult.

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IMG Academy is the world leader in sports education and the boarding school admits a limited amount of students annually from a large pool of qualified applicants, so we encourage interested student-athletes to submit an application as early as possible. Submit your online application to get started today.

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