Girls Volleyball

Becoming an IMG Academy girls volleyball student-athlete means joining a group of dedicated, strong, and motivated young women striving towards the same goal: reaching their full potential. Explore the only program in the world that combines challenging academics and prestigious college placement with supportive, competitive athletics and holistic personal development.

In 2023, volleyball became IMG Academy’s 15th sport and first new sport in nearly a decade with two teams – U18 and U16. Both teams went undefeated in their preseason play and won the first-ever IMG Academy Volleyball Classic. Two student-athletes have been given major distinctions with Amanda Mack being named an Under Armour All-American and Hazel Alevok being named Prep Dig No. 1 middle blocker in the country. As of the start of the 2023 season, five volleyball program student-athletes are committed to Division I volleyball programs.

Girls Volleyball Program

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Program Structure

IMG Academy’s volleyball program provides female student-athletes with a setting that allows them to pursue their dreams on the court, in the classroom, and through extracurricular avenues. From August through June, student-athletes will experience a curriculum and schedule that mirrors a collegiate atmosphere and provides year-round access to the resources and tools needed to conquer their goals.

Regardless of an individual’s age or experience level, IMG’s volleyball program features holistic training that develops every facet of the game, from a strong foundation to elite and technical strategy during competition.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, our program will have options for players in 7th-12th grade:

Pre-season preparation


  • Evaluation and testing (physical and volleyball skills)
  • Strength & Conditioning program introduction
  • Individual technical & fundamental training


  • Intensive Strength & Conditioning training
  • Individual Development Plans (IDP) distributed to parents and players
  • Small group and team technical & tactical training as well as fundamental skill work
  • Local competition


  • Team strategy work and continued skill development (position-specific)
  • College planning & NCSA College Recruitment services (applies to U16 and up)
  • Pre-season tournaments as scheduled

Main competition season


  • Local and national competition and tournaments
  • Continued emphasis on team strategy, position-specific skill work, and fundamental development
  • Focus on mental toughness, leadership, and nutrition training
  • Video analysis sessions
  • In-season off-court preparation and recovery, including yoga following tournaments
  • Open practices for college coaches
  • Continued college planning & NCSA College Recruitment services (applies to U16 and up)


  • Local and national competition and tournaments
  • Continued emphasis on team strategy, position-specific skill work, and fundamental development
  • Video analysis sessions
  • Increased off-court training as the season winds down
  • Focus on mental toughness, leadership, and nutrition training
  • Open practices for college coaches (post-season)
  • Final player evaluations (post-season)
  • Provided summer training plans

Athletic Development

Girls volleyball 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’s Strength & Conditioning team designs a specific program that supplements volleyball 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’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

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


Girls volleyball student-athletes will train indoors on IMG’s state-of-the-art courts in the East Campus facility, featuring 2 courts and areas for position-specific sessions such as passing, hitting, setting, serving, strategy sessions, and more. In addition to court space, the volleyball program has access to the Performance Center, where strength and conditioning training and other Personal Development sessions take place as well as team meeting areas and locker rooms.

Outside of sport, girls volleyball student-athletes will also take advantage of the following on-campus facilities

  • Dorms and recreational area: Boarding student-athletes experience a setup that mirrors that of a college campus, including suite-style dorm rooms, laundry rooms and services, study rooms, a recreational area for socializing and campus activities, and more.
  • Campus Center: Located in the heart of campus, IMG’s Campus Center features several dining options as well as Health Services provided by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Bookstore.
  • Academic Center: All academic classes take place within this three-story building in addition to college placement and advisement meetings, tutoring and study hall sessions, and other academic-related clubs and opportunities.

Volleyball Director, Gilad Doron

Gilad Doron's journey to becoming the Director of Volleyball at IMG Academy is marked by a rich history of coaching excellence and a deep-rooted passion for the sport. Born and raised in Israel, Doron's career in volleyball has taken him across continents, shaping him into a respected figure in the volleyball coaching community who has coached several All-Americans and All-Conference players alike.

Gilad’s journey includes a decade of competing in volleyball as part of the Israeli National Team and the Mate Asher Club. His coaching career began in Israel with Mate Asher which included an Israeli Championship. In this role he recruited, coached, and mentored athletes from all over the world. Doron's coaching career in the United States began in 1996 and has included a number of Division I coaching positions, launching a volleyball academy in Philadelphia – which has become one of the most respected programs in the nation today and other volleyball endeavors.

His most recent role before joining IMG Academy was as an assistant coach at the United States Military Academy in August 2023. Prior to this, he had spent seven seasons at Dartmouth College, where he made history as the third head coach in the program's legacy and had the highest winning percentage in total wins both at Dartmouth and in the Ivy Leagues.

Coach Title
Gilad Doron Director of Volleyball
Lana Doubravsky Program Manager
Carlos Jiminez Assistant Coach
Paula Roca Head Coach
Taylor Fosler Assistant Coach

Program Achievements

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

1 Under Armour Next All-American in 2023

Volleyball UA All-American

4 athletes named to the USA National Team Training Camps in 2023

Volleyball US Team

Hazel Alevok being named Prep Dig No. 1 middle blocker in the country in 2023

Volleyball US Team

Hazel Alevok Named to USA Volleyball 2024 U19 National Training Team

Volleyball National Team

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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 volleyball tuition ranges from $67,400-$89,900 depending on age and program enrollment.


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

Personal Development

IMG girls volleyball student-athletes have sessions focused on the so-called “intangible” skills like leadership, communication, and confidence that truly provide unmatched personal growth and character development. Discover the support that volleyball student-athletes have off the court.

College Placement

It’s critical for volleyball 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 is the ideal setting for volleyball student-athletes to become well-rounded young adults as they explore their passions and interests outside of school and sport.

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