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IMG National Classic

March 29, 2021 - April 1, 2021
Baseball

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Event Overview

Continuing into our ninth 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. The 2021 IMG National Classic will be played March 29- April 1, 2021 (Monday – Thursday) and will feature:

  • Pool Play with Championship & Consolation Games (4 game guarantee)
  • Fueling/Hydration from Gatorade – Official Sports Nutrition Sponsor of IMG Academy
  • Under Armour Tournament Apparel
  • Event scouted by professional scouts and college coaches

Location


5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210

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Stay-to-Play

Legacy Hotel

The IMG National Classic is a "stay-and-play" tournament. Every team participating must book housing through our official travel agency, Anthony Travel.

For the best tournament experience, guests should consider the Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, 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, Icon Loft, or in-room dining.  To book a stay at Legacy Hotel or any of our hotel partners click the "Book Now" button below or send an email to  [email protected]

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Competition Format

The IMG National Classic is a one-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.

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

$900 per team

Spectators

All-Tournament pass (all 4 Days): $35

Daily Pass: $15

Tournament program: $5

Kids 12 & under: Free

Parking

Parking included with the price of admission.

Registration & Eligibility

Teams

Any varsity level 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 2021 tournament are closed. Outreach for the 2022 IMG National Classic will be sent in Summer 2021.

Players

Once a team has been accepted, each player must complete an event participation waiver found HERE.

Scouts

The IMG Academy International Classic is open to professional scouts. Upon arrival, scouts with proper scout identification 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

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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Event Hosting & Sponsorships

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For enrollment & program registration
1-800-872-6425
For all other inquires
1-866-300-4538
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