Beach Blast

February 18, 2022 - February 20, 2022

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Event Overview

The 11th Annual Beach Blast, hosted by IMG Academy, is a premier basketball event bringing in Prep and Post-Graduate competition to beautiful Bradenton, Florida. The three-day event guarantees teams three games of competitive play in brand new, state-of-the-art basketball facilities. College coaches and NBA Scouts from around the world will be in attendance and consider IMG Academy a premier destination for athlete development and unrivaled competition. Year after year, the IMG Academy Beach Blast proves to be one of the best events in the nation and provides scouts the opportunity to view talented players from across the globe.


5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Fees & Tickets


Early Registration

Single team: $625


Multiple teams: $600


Cut-off date registration (after November 30)

Single team: $725

Multiple teams: $700

Coaches & Scouts

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



Please request media credentials through the form below.

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How to Watch

All games in the event will be livestreamed. More information will be available here prior to the event.

Important Dates

Date Event
Feb. 4, 2022 Registration deadline
Feb. 9, 2022 Roster submission due
Feb. 18, 2022 Check-in


Basketball Program Manager
Tyler Shirey
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Event Manager
Collin Bryant
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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]

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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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