Beach Blast

February 19, 2021 - February 21, 2021

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Event Overview

The IMG Academy Beach Blast continues to attract the nation’s most elite basketball players to participate in unrivaled competition. Located at the world-renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, the IMG Academy Beach Blast offers state-of-the-art facilities for elite athletes to train, compete, and recover.

IMG Academy is currently not allowing spectators into basketball events & competitions. Every game during this year’s event will be livestreamed to allow for a high level of exposure for participating athletes.

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5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Fees & Tickets


Single team: $500

Registration is now closed.

Coaches & Scouts

Please register to receive a complimentary 3-day livestream pass.



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How to Watch

The 10th Annual IMG Academy Beach Blast will host each day of competition via livestream through the links below. Livestream passwords will be sent automatically upon purchase of your streaming ticket.


  • Single day: $10
  • 3-Day pass: $25

Coaches & scouts will need to complete the form located here and will need to contact Tyler Shirey to receive a complimentary 3-day stream pass.

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Livestream Links

Issues with livestream?

Please contact Tyler Shirey or Andrew Phillippe for any streaming issues.

Important Dates

Date Event
Feb. 3, 2021 Registration deadline
Feb. 10, 2021 Final roster
Feb. 19, 2021 Check-in


Basketball Program Manager
Tyler Shirey
[email protected]

Event Manager
Collin Bryant
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Legacy Hotel

The IMG Beach Blast is a "stay-to-play" tournament. Every team participating must book their accommodations through our preferred travel provider, Anthony Travel.

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy is the ultimate stay-to-play accommodation for IMG events. Participants and spectators will enjoy a modern suite of luxury amenities at this lifestyle, boutique hotel - all within walking distance from the IMG Academy campus. Recover in our 24-hour fitness center or by our resort-style pool, connect over a meal at Icon Eatery & Bar or Icon Loft, or enjoy in-room dining.

For questions on booking accommodations please reach out to our housing team at 844-395-0697 or [email protected]

Competition Format

The 10th Annual IMG Academy Beach Blast boys’ basketball tournament will feature both prep and post-grad teams of various skill-levels. Every team will be guaranteed three games. College coaches from around the world including Junior College, NAIA, D-III, D-II, and D-I schools will be present at Beach Blast, and consider IMG Academy to be a premier destination for developing players and hosting elite basketball events. Beach Blast will offer the very best competition and the opportunity for coaches and scouts to view talented players from around the world.

Stay-to-Play FAQ

  • What is Stay-to-Play?

    All IMG Academy events are considered Stay-to-Play, meaning participants must book through our official housing partner Anthony Travel in order to remain eligible for competition. 

  • What are the benefits of Stay-to-Play?

    Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy offers convenience and luxury as the official hotel of all IMG Academy events. Legacy Hotel and our partner hotels are also able to offer discounted rates that would otherwise not be available.

  • Are there exemptions to Stay-to-Play?

    Yes, teams that reside inside a 75 mile radius of IMG Academy may request a waiver of the Stay-to -Play requirement. Please reach out to your tournament contact for more information. 

  • How do I know if my accommodation is approved?

    Only housing booked through the Anthony Travel event-specific booking links are the only approved accommodations available to participants. If you have any questions, please contact event housing at [email protected] or call 844-395-0697.

Travel & Planning

Airport Transportation

IMG Academy offers dropoff and pickup services for all local Florida airports. Teams and players can schedule arranged transportation through Travel and Planning on IMG Academy’s website.

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Local Airports

Sarasota/Bradenton Florida is conveniently located in central Florida and located near many large international airports. Make sure to book travel through one of these local airports.



Visit the Official Online Store of IMG Academy at, your IMG Academy branded gear headquarters. On campus shopping also available in the IMG Academy Campus Center’s bookstore.

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Local Attractions

Florida’s premier theme parks are located just minutes away from IMG Academy.

Visit Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios or the Tampa Bay Rays to experience Florida.

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Performance Based Nutrition

Dining on campus provides athletes with a full balanced nutritional diet designed for athletes competing at the highest level.

Options include buffet style and made to order menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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