IMG National Classic

March 18, 2019 - March 20, 2019
Baseball

Add to Calendar 2019-03-18T14:50:22-04:00 2019-03-20T14:50:22-04:00 IMG National Classic https://www.imgacademy.com/events/img-national-classic 5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

Event Overview

Continuing into our seventh year, the IMG National Classic (sanctioned by the FHSAA and NFHS) has already become one of the nation's premier prep baseball tournaments because of its level of competition and professional-style environment for players and coaches.With 16 teams from 10 states competing on perfectly manicured IMG Academy fields, the 2019 IMG National Classic featured:

  • Teams comprised of 50+ DI commits
  • Pool Play with Championship & Consolation Games (4 game guarantee)s
  • Six teams ranked in National Polls (MaxPreps, Perfect Game, Baseball America)
  • Fueling/Hydration from Gatorade – Official Sports Nutrition Sponsor of IMG Academy
  • Under Armour Tournament Apparel
  • Event coverage provided by Prep Baseball Report's National Supervisor, Nathan Rode
  • Event scouted by professional scouts and college coaches

Location


5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Venue

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Stay to Play

Legacy Hotel

The IMG National 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 survey 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

The IMG National Classic is a two-week baseball tournament with both a round-robin format and 16-team bracket style competition. Varsity baseball teams from across the United States come to train and compete at IMG Academy.

Fees & Tickets

Teams

$900 per team

Spectators

$20 All-Tournament pass.

$6 day pass.

$5 program.

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Week 1: March 18-21

Week 2: March 26-29

Parking

Parking included with the price of admission.

Registration & Eligibility

Teams

Any high school team is eligible to register for the IMG Academy National 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 May 2019. The 2019 tournament is no longer accepting registrations.

Players

Once a team has been accepted, each player must register individually prior to the beginning of the tournament. Registration link.

Scouts

The IMG Academy International Classic is open to professional scouts. Upon arrival, Scouts will be provided free admission and a tournament program.

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.

Contact

Event Coordinator
Mitch Andress
1-941-752-2510
[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.

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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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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 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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For enrollment & program registration
1-800-872-6425
For all other inquires
1-866-300-4538
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For enrollment & program registration
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For all other inquires
1-866-300-4538
Sunset view of the IMG Academy stadium entrance surrounded by palm trees
5650 Bollettieri BLVD.
Bradenton, FL 34210

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