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.

Football Program

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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 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 as well as for postgraduate players 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 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 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 Varsity Program has placed 87 players in college.


The IMG Academy Post Graduate program quickly became a national leader in post-graduate football programs. The program began in 2020 with a six-game season and has since grown to a ten-game regular season that includes games against other post-grad teams and collegiate schools with a JV team. In their first season as a member of the National Post Grad Association, they won the 2022 National Post Grad Championship, establishing themselves as one of the country's best programs. With over 70 student-athletes achieving placement or scholarship opportunities in the previous three years, IMG Post Grad has an exceptional track record of assisting student-athletes in developing their abilities to give them the best chance of finding their college home. Post-graduate students who join the program as members of the NPGAA will not endanger their eligibility and will be provided with top-tier facilities to improve both on and off the field before committing to the college of their choice.

Athletic Development

IMG football student-athletes have access to coaches and trainers that are focused on more than their on-field performance, including crucial areas such as vision training, strength & conditioning, nutrition, sports medicine, and more. Our Athletic Development team plays an integral role in the overall development of each football student-athlete. They integrate into the program's larger support system, ensuring that each student-athlete feels confident and prepared off the field, so they understand what it takes to succeed in college, in the NFL, and life.

Strength & Conditioning

Outwork and outlast the competition with IMG’s Strength & Conditioning program. Our team of performance experts designs a program that supplements sports 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’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 sports demands. Our Nutrition program maximizes student-athlete performance by equipping them with the nutrition knowledge and resources to fuel and hydrate themselves for academics, 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 football program trains and competes on the following fields and facilities on campus:

  • State-of-the-art stadium with seating for 5,000 with a new turf field
  • New dedicated football practice fields (both grass and turf) along with 20+ multi-sport fields for year-round training and development
  • Fieldhouse with professional locker rooms, football coaches' offices, team meeting rooms for game and practice review as well as film analysis
  • Covered turf facility for speed and agility training with coaches focused on football players
  • Player grading system with reporting to provide consistent feedback for development
  • GPS monitoring system for measuring player workload, movement, and speed
  • New training equipment, including TEK Sleds, MOD Sleds, post-mount trainers, and QB trainers

Other Facilities

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  • Dorms
  • Campus Center
  • Academic Center

Annual Training Schedule

Late Summer

  • Beginning in July, student-athletes will check in for the fall semester and prepare for pre-season camp (practices, strength and conditioning, position training, and player evaluations).
  • Workouts with strength and conditioning component emphasis
  • Post-practice orientations and meetings


  • Football competition begins - 10+ game season against top competition in the country
    • Notable competition has included: Chandler (AZ), Hoover High School, Miami Central, Corona High School, St. Frances Academy, and East High School (UT).
  • Fall Semester begins (classes in the morning, football in the afternoon)
  • Introduction to the college advisement department and assigned a dedicated advisor
    • To further aid students seeking to continue their playing careers in college, each student has access to a dedicated College Advisor. An advisor’s role is to help every student navigate the requirements of the NCAA Eligibility Center and find the best athletic and academic fit at the next level.


  • Off-season workouts with Athletic Performance and Development coaching staff
  • Focus on schoolwork, SAT/ACT prep (if applicable), and college preparation with assistance from the college advisement department
  • Sophomores and juniors have the option to attend college tours to various universities


  • Spring football practice with staff
  • Focus on classwork and finishing the year strong
  • Juniors work with college advisors to prepare for senior year, including understanding NCAA eligibility requirements, admissions processes, and test scores

During past seasons, more than 400 coaches from over 200 NCAA Division I programs as well as U.S. military service academies and the Ivy League have visited campus to recruit student-athletes. With the growth of IMG Academy’s program, so too has the level of collegiate exposure each player receives. Across previous classes, more than two-thirds of IMG Academy football graduates have gone on to join NCAA Division I FBS programs.

Program Head Coach, Billy Miller

Billy Miller comes to IMG Academy from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be responsible for kicking and special teams instruction in the football program. As a previous member of the Buccaneer staff, Billy focused on all areas of special teams, including kicking, punting, and long snapping. Prior to his time with Tampa Bay, Billy was a member of the coaching staff for three years at Rutgers University under Head Coach Greg Schiano. Billy has extensive experience working with kickers at every level of football and will be a valuable addition to the football program’s kicking and special teams components.


  • Delaware Valley College, Bachelor of Science Degree for Business Administration and Sports Management
  • Special Teams Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Special Teams Coach for Rutgers University
  • 3x All Mac Conference Kicker
  • 3x DVC Special Teams MVP
  • 2x Don Hansen’s All-American
  • 2x All East Coast Honoree
  • 2nd DVC All Time Leading Scorer
Coach Title
Billy Miller Program Head Coach
Kyle Brey Varsity Team Head Coach
Terrence Flagler Post Graduate Team Head Coach
Allison Dennis Operations Coordinator
Aubrey Kidd Defensive Backs, National
Bradley Mattox Student Athlete Advisor
Chris Dennis Quarterbacks, Varsity White, Head Coach, Varsity Blue
Christian Clark Defensive Line, Varsity
Darrien Walker Video Assistant
Demory Lawshe Wide Receivers, Varsity
DJ Johnson Student Athlete Advisor
Ernie Logan Defensive Line, National
Jared Allen Offensive Line, Varsity
Jeff Blake Director of QB Academy
Jeff Pond Defensive Coordinator, Varsity
Johnnie Jones Linebackers, Post Grad
Jordan Williams Defensive Line, Post Grad
Juwan Dowels Defensive Backs, Varsity
Keyon Helton Linebackers, Varsity
Kyle Chung Offensive Line, Post Grad
Lee Grimes Offensive Line, National
Matt Lane Program Manager
Mike Gregory Offensive Coordinator, National
Mike Sellers Running Backs, National
Prentice Gill Wide Receivers, National
Riley Niblett Tight Ends, Varsity
Shane Bartels Campus Life / Football Liaison
Shomari Phelps Wide Receivers, Post Grad
Tommy Langford Defensive Coordinator, National
Tyler Martin Assistant Equipment Manager
Vonnie Davis Video Coordinator

Program Achievements

Some impressive highlights of the IMG Academy football program include:

18 alumni Drafted to the NFL in program history

MLB Draft

IMG Academy Alumni active on NCAA and NFL rosters in 2023

NFL Draft

2022 Post Graduate National Champions

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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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.

2023-2024 full-year football tuition ranges from $67,400-$89,900 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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