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Every week, IMG Academy’s campus is buzzing with news. Whether it’s our student’s academic honors and athletic successes, alumni across the country making their alma mater proud, professional athletes and teams training amongst our campers, or events that attract sports fans from near and far – IMG Academy is a thrilling place, and we’d like to share it with you!

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Global Talent "Discovered" at IMG Academy During 2018 Discovery Open Master

The 2018 Discovery Open Master provided the same level of talent in a global atmosphere on IMG Academy's campus as in year's past, but the new, updated format for the tournament and event week saw incredible benefits that produced a new take on this prestigious event. From June 3rd through June 8th, 50 talented, youth tennis players from over 6 countries trained, competed, and learned together. Tennis training for three hours in the morning, physical conditioning, and match play in the afternoon were followed by workshops discussing topics such as college placement, panel discussions, and more. By combining a round...
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2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Lined Up at IMG Academy in November

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced the details for the new 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship. The redesigned, centralized thirty-four-member association competition will be the largest Concacaf Under-20 tournament ever. The men’s youth championship, to be hosted at the world-renowned IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida, will take place November 1-21, 2018. These dates include the November FIFA match window, meaning teams will be able to compete with their best players for the Confederation’s title. “The record response from the participating member associations in the centralized and expanded Concacaf Under-20 tournament is a testament to...
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MLB First Year Players Draft Wraps with Five IMG Academy Baseball Alumni Selected

The Major League Baseball (MLB) First Year Player’s Draft took place this week, and five IMG Academy baseball alumni were selected, including two members of the 2018 Varsity team and notably one football alumnus. RHP Levi Kelly (class of 2018) – 9th round (249th) – Arizona Diamondbacks SS Blaze Alexander (class of 2018) – 11th round (339th) – Arizona Diamondbacks SS L.T. Tolbert (class of 2015; South Carolina) – 13th round (399th) – Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Brian Rapp (class of 2014; Boston College) – 26th round (784 overall) – Minnesota Twins 1B Nick Patten (class of 2016; Delaware) – 28th...
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What to Know: 2018 CONCACAF Women's U17 Championship at IMG Academy

The CONCACAF Women's U17 Championship resumes this week at IMG Academy, and we have all of the information you'll need to follow or attend the tournament. This event begins June 6th and will conclude on the 12th , when a regional title and a slot in the U17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay will be claimed. The teams that finish in the top two in each group will advance to the semifinals and three teams from CONCACAF will qualify for the World Cup (the two semifinal winners and the third-place game victor.) Here's the info you've been looking for: WATCH:...
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Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp Showcases Two IMGA Alumni and Current Student-Athlete

From May 30 - June 2, 2018, The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region played host to the 10th edition of Basketball without Borders Asia Camp. Attended by top high school basketball talent from 16 countries and territories across Asia, players and coaches took advantage of this annual opportunity. Among the group of coaches was Satnam Singh and Dwight Powell , both of whom are IMG Academy alumni. Singh, who was the first player from India to be drafted into the NBA, currently plays in India for while Powell competes for the Dallas Mavericks. Dan Barto, Head Skills...
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2018 CONCAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship to be Held at IMG Academy in August

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the details for the 2018 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. This year’s girls’ under-15, which will be the largest Concacaf tournament ever for female participants, will feature the participation of a record amount of Concacaf Member Associations and two invited teams from UEFA. The developmental tournament is scheduled for August 6-13, 2018 at the world-renowned IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida. Concacaf returns to IMG following a successful Boys’ Under-15 Championship held there last year, which featured a record 39 teams from across the Confederation. “This year’s Girls’...
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IMG Academy's Sports Hold Year-End Banquets to Honor Student-Athletes

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, IMG Academy's sport programs celebrated student-athletes and their accomplishments, presented prestigious awards and honors, and looked back at a memorable year. With teams who surpassed records, hold high honors and rankings, and athletes who continued to achieve both on the field and in the classroom, IMG Academy congratulates and applauds these programs and their efforts. Below are the awards listed by sport along with photos from each banquet this season.
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6 IMG Academy Lacrosse Alumni to Compete in Final Four of D1 NCAA Tournament

11 IMG Academy lacrosse alumni made an appearance on seven different collegiate programs in the 2018 Division 1 NCAA Tournament. As we enter the weekend, six alumni on three teams (bolded below) will compete in the Final Four for a chance at holding the championship trophy. See the complete list of alumni below: Albany – Tehoka Nanticoke Albany – Colyn Lyons Albany – Cougar Kirby Albany – Mitch Laffin Maryland – Zach Pinney Duke – Cam Badour Denver – Nate Williams Johns Hopkins – Marc Pion Syracuse – Jared Fernandez Syracuse – Drake Porter Georgetown – Massimo Bucci Albany's Final...
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The Process Behind Earning a College Tennis Scholarship

Applying to college occurs through a fairly straightforward application submission, but earning an athletic scholarship can be an entirely different process. Are you familiar with the route to achieving a tennis scholarship? Are you considering whether you’re playing enough UTR, ITF, or USTA tournaments? Have you considered the eligibility process? What about gaining exposure to coaches, so they can see your game? All of these questions, and more, may have run through your mind one time or another. In fact, it’s quite common to be unaware of how earning a scholarship works. So, let’s ace the process! Beginning the process...
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Learn How to Approach the College Recruitment Process for Soccer Athletes

The time has finally come! You’re in the window where contact with a college soccer coach is permitted, and you can further explore your dream schools and narrow down your list! But, have you thoughts about that first question to ask, what you’d expect your freshman year, or even how the transition from high school to being a soccer student-athlete at the university of your choice would go? Whether you’re looking for how you’d go about earning your undergraduate degree or you’re curious as to what happens with an injury and rehab, these are all fair questions to ask a...

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