IMG International Classic

July 29, 2019 - August 1, 2019

Add to Calendar 2019-07-29T18:15:02-04:00 2019-08-01T18:15:02-04:00 IMG International Classic 5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

Event Overview

Last year, 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 a Home Run Derby allowing one participant from each team to showcase their slugging prowess.


5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Legacy Hotel

The IMG International Classic is a "stay-and-play" tournament. Every team participating must either stay at the IMG Academy Legacy Hotel, IMG Academy campus housing, or book through our travel agency, HBC. All teams will be required to fill out this housing form to indicate their accommodations and secure their spot in the tournament.

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, and rejuvenate with Wellness Spa treatment options and in-room dining.

Competition Format

Boys 16U teams (international and domestic) compete over 4 days at IMG Academy. Pool play will lead into consolation and championship games culminating on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

The Home Run Derby will begin after all games have concluded on the second day of competition.

Registration & Eligibility


Any 16U team is eligible to register for the IMG Academy Internnational 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 2020 tournament will be distributed during March 2020. The 2019 tournament is no longer accepting registrations.

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


$600 per team


Free admission for spectators


Free parking with admission

Competition Dates

Date Event
Jul. 29 Day 1 of Competition
Jul. 30 Day 2 of Competition & Home Run Derby
Jul. 31 Day 3 of Competition
Aug. 1 Day 4 - Championship & consolation games


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 National Classic will adopt Pitch Smart guidelines and principles. View required rest recommendations by age.


Event Coordinator
Mitch Andress
[email protected]

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 nutritional diet designed for athletes competing at the highest level.

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



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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