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IMG Academy offers event-specific training that’s tailored to each student-athlete’s individual needs to maximize efficiency, increase speed, and improve strength. Training includes weekly video analysis while more technical events may have more frequent video sessions throughout the week. Student-athletes will also work with their respective coaches to review video after competing.
IMG Academy’s student-athletes are exposed to elite training and conditioning plans created by world champions and Olympians. Track & field and cross-country coaches focus on developing well-rounded student-athletes while enhancing each individual’s specific event techniques.
JUMPERS (TRIPLE JUMP, HIGH JUMP, LONG JUMP, POLE VAULT)
The end goal for IMG Academy jumpers is to accelerate to a maximum controlled horizontal velocity with an accurate stride pattern. To achieve that maximum jumping potential, training is broken down to focus on these core areas:
SPRINTERS & HURDLERS
IMG Academy’s sprint and hurdle student-athletes combine strength, power, speed, and technique to optimize specific time and distance parameters. Sprinters and hurdlers require a great strength-to-body ratio, speed combined with horizontal velocity, and angular momentum for optimal results. Training includes block settings, conditioning, mechanical analysis, stride patterns, and more to address all aspects of competitive performance.
THROWING (SHOT PUT, DISCUS, JAVELIN, HAMMER)
Because throwers require great strength, arm speed, and excellent coordination, IMG Academy throwers typically throw 5-6 days a week combined with four days of weight training. All throwers practice multiple throwing events while focusing on their respective primary event. Training focuses on technique, grip, rotations, turns, power vs. speed, and more.
DISTANCE & CROSS COUNTRY
IMG Academy distance and cross-country student-athletes combine strength, speed, cardio, and technique to optimize specific time and distance parameters. The total running volume of each student-athlete is incredibly individualized based on age and ability level.
Training incorporates drills that help develop bio mechanical efficiency as coaches consider quality training a priority over quantity of total volume. Distance runners maximize their speed while minimizing the risk of injury while developing primary biological components that factor into positive performance outcomes.
For cross country student-athletes specifically, training is a combination of long-distance road work, trail runs, and track intervals to develop speed and endurance. An emphasis is also placed on running mechanics, recovery techniques, strength training, and nutrition. Specific paces and intensities ensure that the targeted energy and body systems are addressed.
IMG Academy's Combined Events training group focuses on developing well-rounded athletes in the Pentathlon, Heptathlon, and Decathlon. Athletes in the program will receive personalized coaching and training that is tailored to their individual needs and goals. The program also emphasizes mental and emotional resilience, as well as nutrition and injury prevention.
The dedicated multi-coach works closely with each student-athlete to develop a training plan that is tailored to their individual needs and goals. Combined event training will heavily focus on developing speed and power, while also incorporating proven training techniques for the 800m/1500m events, as demonstrated at both the NCAA and Olympic levels.
The coach will provide guidance and support throughout the entire training process, from the initial stages of strength and conditioning to the final stages of strategy and competition. This personalized approach allows each individual to maximize their potential in each event, while also building a strong foundation for future success in college.
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.
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 track and field tuition ranges from $67,400-$89,900 depending on age and program enrollment.
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.