Beach Blast

February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

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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.

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5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Where to Stay

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IMG Legacy Hotel is the official stay to play accommodation for IMG events. Steps from the world-renowned IMG Academy campus, there’s a place to pursue passions, recover and rejuvenate, and breathe in modern luxury. Legacy Hotel is a lifestyle boutique hotel.

Experience unparalleled service and unmatched convenience for families, visitors, teams and groups visiting IMG Academy.

Competition Format

The 8th Annual IMG Academy Beach Blast boys’ basketball tournament will feature post-grad divisions correct for 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.

Fees & Tickets


Single team: $500

Multi-team: $475

Coaches & Scouts

Contact Tyler Shirey to RSVP.


All-tournament pass

High school ID or 12 & under: $10

Adult: $20

Daily admission

High school ID or 12 & under: $5

Adult: $10


Free parking

Registration & Eligibility

The deadline to register your team is Friday, February 1.


Friday, February 22

Important Dates

Date Event
Feb. 1 Registration Deadline
Feb. 15 Final Roster
Feb. 22 Check-in

Important Links & Forms


Program Manager

Tyler Shirey


[email protected]

Event Manager

Cory Wightman


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Travel & Planning

Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car promotes an easy-to-use service and has two pickup/drop-off centers within 10 miles of the IMG Academy campus.

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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.


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 nutritial diet designed for atheletes competing at the highest level.

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


Retail & Services

Treat yourself to a soothing massage at IMG Academy Wellness Spa. Relax and recover with one of our highly trained massage therapists.

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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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5650 Bollettieri BLVD.
Bradenton, FL 34210

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