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Notes from Nutrition: Healthy Holiday Recipes

Getting into the holiday spirit means decorations, sweaters, and festive music. For many, food oftentimes plays a large role in the season as well. From turkey, dressing, and potatoes galore to cinnamon or pumpkin treats, pies, and cookies - we've grown to love them all! But, have you ever wished for healthy alternatives so that you could enjoy the season without feeling like your year's worth of hard work just became irrelevant? Or, perhaps this may be the first time you're hearing the option but would like to learn more? Look no further than to IMG Academy's nutrition department for...

Mental Conditioning Memos: Understanding Individual Sports and How to Overcome Pressure

If you have ever played well on the practice courts and then felt like a different player in the heat of the competition, you have experienced the impact the mental game can have on your performance. A very common question our mental conditioning coaches inside the Athletic and Personal Development (APD) department hear is, "How is it that I play so well in practice, but, when I compete in matches, I feel tense, my mind wanders and is all over the place, and I can't hit even the simplest of shots?" For many, the mental side of tennis is left...

Closing Out IMG Academy's 2017 Football Season

A season that started on the west coast of the country and continued through all four time zones to yield a 9-0 record - a feat in itself. What about continuing an undefeated streak that began in 2015? Almost unheard of. They balance academics, practice time, rest and recovery, and the team culture - sounds similar to a collegiate season, but IMG Academy Football (Blue team) endured all of that, and more. "The two weeks off due to hurricane [Irma] were challenging," Head Coach Kevin Wright said. "But our last game against Bishop Sullivan really put an exclamation point on...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Pre-Holiday Results Among Best Globally

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but that by no means results in down time for this group of student-athletes. With training on the field and the court and test-prep nearing before the end of the year, IMG Academy brings out their best results at the peak of the season. Check out the below results prior to the holiday this Thursday: Tennis: Danielle Collins - Women's Singles Champion at the Sooner Open , a $25K ITF event Tammy Hendler - Women's Doubles Champion at the Sooner Open Whitney Osuigwe - Singles and Doubles Finalist at the Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ,...

Sport Uniting Puerto Rico Men's National Basketball Team with IMG Academy

Puerto Rico has been the face of many news stories recently. The immense devastation in the country due to Hurricane Maria and the aftermath of the late September storm truly shifted the lives of thousands. Though supplies, funding, and cleanup skims the surface, there's so much more to be done to begin the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. As many have come together to help as fast and as much as they could, oftentimes, there's only one uniting factor between many countries in the world that sees no boundaries - sport. "When we're going through this kind of crisis, there aren't...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Football Fields Undefeated 2017 Season Plus Even More Action

IMG Academy's Blue team secured their undefeated 2017 season on Saturday without letting their opponent put any points on the board. With this clinch, the team looks to continue their training regimen throughout the end of the year and into the spring semester to ensure preparation for the collegiate level. Among other notable honors on the weekend, current IMG Academy student-athlete Angelina Ye competed in Blue Bay LPGA - an incredible accomplishment in itself. Finishing T53, Ye competed amongst other touring professionals at just 16 years old. Hyena Chung, IMG Academy alumnus, claimed the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals, which...

Student Athlete of the Week: Payton Saca (girls tennis)

Junior Payton Saca receives Student Athlete of the Week recognition because of her consistent efforts as a tennis player and student at IMG Academy. Saca traveled to Bradenton from California for the great experience and to be able to attend her college of choice in regards to both academics and athletics. Saca's inspiration for working hard in school is to "play tennis at a high level D1 school," and she feels her grades will also be of assistance to competing at the next level as well. She is enjoying the fitness programs along with the competitive atmosphere within IMG Academy....

IMG Academy Basketball Gearing Up for 2017 Season

It's November, and IMG Academy is thinking basketball! With the post-graduate team claiming a #2 preseason ranking , the boys elite national team sitting at #6 , and both programs fired up about the season ahead, we look forward to seeing how the hard work put in during preseason pays off in the coming weeks. Brian Nash, Director of Basketball, sees this season as an incredible opportunity for both the current players and the overall program, and Shell Dailey, Head Coach and Director of Girls Basketball, also believes this season has potential to showcase the heightened talent inside the teams....

IMG Academy's Post-Graduate Program Opening Doors for Student-Athletes

IMG Academy remains the industry leader in post-graduate programming with the unrivaled facilities and technology on campus and the dedicated and experienced faculty and coaches. Available in every sport, the post-graduate program allows for an additional year of athletic training and conditioning, academic coursework, and even intangible items such as maturity and time management. With coaches who have worked on the other side of college athletics inside those programs and teachers who have the insight on standardized tests, admissions, and the application process, post-grad student-athletes continue to reiterate that they feel the most prepared in their program upon graduation from...

IMG Academy's 2017 Fall National Signing Day Ceremony Celebrates NLI Signees

IMG Academy's 2017 Fall National Signing Day Ceremony allowed student-athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent with their teammates, coaches, teachers, and family by their side. This entire week is allotted for student-athletes around the world to be able to sign an NLI to commit to their institution of choice. Wednesday's event featured Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse and Boys and Girls Tennis. The full list of signees included: Baseball Levi Kelly - Louisiana State University Bryce Reagan - University of Texas at Austin Boys Basketball Eric Ayala - University of Maryland Darius Days - Louisiana State...

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