Personal Development

IMG Academy has an unparalleled focus on intentional personal development

IMG Academy has a one-of-a-kind growth environment where each individual is a competitive student-athlete, unified in their pursuit of maximum potential. We are the most intentional program in the world at developing the whole student with a proven setting that offers performance training in areas like leadership, mental performance, vision training, nutrition, and sports medicine. Developed over the course of more than 40 years by our highly skilled team of innovative experts in Sport Science, Sport Psychology, Kinesiology, and Educational Leadership and Learning, our Athletic and Personal Development program promotes athletic progression, character development, and overall personal development. Our goal is to help student-athletes reach their full potential in sport and life while ensuring they feel confident and prepared for their next steps.

MENTAL Performance

Our Mental Performance program helps student-athletes develop a high-performance mindset to build confidence, focus and determination to train and compete at their best on any given day.

  • Coachability
  • Focus
  • Confidence
  • Resilience
  • Handling Pressure

Creating a great leader


IMG Academy develops leaders in sport and life with effective communication skills, accountability, character building and collaboration.

  • Self-awareness
  • Coachability
  • Communication
  • Accountability
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork


With a sense of structured independence, we want to let student-athletes take ownership of their life at IMG Academy. While they are making these independent choices, our support team is there to provide structure and help them make the right decisions.

  • Identity/Values
  • Self-Reflection
  • Self-Management
  • Empowerment
  • Decision Making
  • Social Intelligence

SOCIAL Responsibility

IMG Academy instills in student-athletes the importance of social responsibility. We strive to develop student-athletes who are leaders and role models in the community by emphasizing the importance of giving back. Through self-advocacy, being a positive member of a community and positive peer-to-peer/adult interaction, we help student-athletes become better prepared for college and beyond, all while garnering confidence along their journey.


Our focus on supporting young, female student-athletes integrates leadership, mental performance and nutrition education, specifically tailored to this stage of life. Female student-athletes will build a stronger self-image, improved eating habits, better communication, and cooperation/competition skills, among other key skills and aptitudes.

IMG Academy also developed the Women in Sports Committee to develop programs and initiatives for improving accessibility and participation of young women in sports. Committee members include Cari Champion, Dany Garcia, Lindsay Davenport, Lindsey Vonn, Michele Tafoya, and Robin Roberts. Learn more about our Scholarship Programs by visiting our Admissions page.

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Strength & Conditioning

Outwork and outlast the competition with IMG Academy’s Strength & Conditioning program. Our team of performance experts design 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

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


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 the 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


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

Developing the total student-athlete

IMG Academy+ enhances our sports training by providing an innovative, holistic approach honed over decades by our team of coaches and performance experts. IMG Academy+ develops the total student-athlete, maximizing potential on and off the field.

View Our Stories

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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