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Beach Blast

February 17, 2023 - February 19, 2023

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Event Overview

The 12th 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.

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5500 34th Street W., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Fees & Tickets

Team Registration


Single team: $625

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Multiple teams: $600

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In-person tickets can be purchased below.

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College Coaches & Scouts

College coaches and scouts reach out to Andrew Phillippe for game film.

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2023 Beach Blast Livestream Information

How to watch

All tournament games will be livestreamed through the link below.

Please contact Andrew Phillippe for any streaming issues.

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Important Dates

Date Event
Feb. 3, 2023 Registration deadline
Feb. 8, 2023 Roster submission due
Feb. 17, 2023 Check-in/Competition Day 1
Feb. 18, 2023 Competition Day 2
Feb. 19, 2023 Competition Day 3


Basketball Program Manager
Jordan Tillotson
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Event Manager
Christina Barnas
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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, On Location.

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.


Airport Transportation

IMG Academy offers drop-off 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.



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