IMG Academy International Classic

July 24, 2023 - July 28, 2023
Baseball

Add to Calendar 2023-07-24T18:15:02-04:00 2023-07-28T18:15:02-04:00 IMG Academy International Classic https://www.imgacademy.com/events/img-academy-international-classic 5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

Event Overview

IMG Academy International Classic will be making a return since last being hosted in 2019. In 2019, teams from South Korea, Panama, Dominican Republic, and the United States competed in the event with South Korea facing off against the United States for the championship. Participating teams will have the opportunity to be housed on campus at IMG Academy with meal packages included. The event will also feature Skills competitions through out the tournament.

Location


5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Accommodations

Legacy Hotel

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy is the ultimate stay-to-play accommodation for IMG Academy 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, Icon Loft, or in-room dining.

Competition Format

Boys 15U teams (International and Domestic) compete over 4 days at IMG Academy. Pool play will lead into final day of competition consisting of a championship game and consolation games on Friday, July 28, 2023.

Registration & Eligibility

Teams

Any 15U team is eligible to register for the IMG Academy International Classic. Teams can be accepted throughout the year leading up to the tournament. Coaches will be notified by email the status of team acceptance. Acceptances for the 2023 tournament will be distributed during June 2023.

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.

Fees & Tickets

Teams

$1,250 per team

Spectators

Free admission for spectators

Parking

Free parking with admission

Competition Dates

Date Event
Jul. 24 Day 1 of Competition (Pool Play)
Jul. 25 Day 2 of Competition (Pool Play)
Jul. 26 Day 3 of Competition (Pool Play)
Jul. 27 Day 4 Championship (Pool Play)
Jul. 28 Day 5 Championship (Championship/Consolation Games)

Schedule

Tournament Schedule

Important Links & Information

As the health and safety of athletes continues to be a priority within amateur baseball, the following Pitch Smart Compliance program has been developed to assist the public in identifying the organizations that have adopted Pitch Smart guidelines and principles. IMG Academy is a fully compliant Pitch Smart Organization The IMG Academy National Classic will adopt Pitch Smart guidelines and principles. View required rest recommendations by age.

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

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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Retail

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

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