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Josh Green's Game-Changing Basketball Without Borders Global Camp Experience

Australian native Josh Green, current IMG Academy junior boys basketball student-athlete, recently traveled across the country to Los Angeles to partake in a the NBA's annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp - an opportunity of a lifetime. Green, one of 65 male invitees, including six total Australians, was able to connect with top players from around the world as well as interact with the highest quality of NBA players and coaches. We checked in with Green upon his return and asked about his recent experience, along with a couple of other on-court questions. Get to know Green below: 1. Can...

Senior Rokia Doumbia Earns McDonald's All-American Nomination, 7th in Program History

Originally from Mali, Africa, Rokia Doumbia joined the IMG Academy Girls Basketball program this year to experience the great coaching, have fun, and also be able to showcase her talents on the national level. With just a few more months left to compete as an Ascender, Doumbia recently earned the honor of being a McDonald's All-American Nominee . Joining the likes of alumnae Rellah Boothe , Doumbia has the same aspirations as the 2017 graduate. "I worked really hard, and when I was nominated, I was really surprised," she said. "I didn't really think about it, but I was still...

Student Athlete of the Week: Kieren Collins (Baseball)

Kieren Collins, a current junior baseball student-athlete, enrolled at IMG Academy with incredible aspirations, and he's made an incredible impact on his coaches, teachers, teammates, and the entire community around him. Collins earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week for his hard work and willingness to put in 110% in every area of interest. Collins chose IMG Academy because he "loves baseball, and IMG gave me the best change to play at the next level." He recognizes that IMG Academy has pushed him both academically and athletically, but it has enabled him to become a better student and athlete...

Georges St-Pierre Adds Some Punch to Opening of TimTam Recovery Center at IMG Academy

UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre and his trainer Firas Zahabi were in Bradenton, Fla., for the grand opening of the TimTam Recovery Center at IMG Academy on Monday. The Center is the first of many planned for the United States. “TimTam together with IMG Academy aligns us with the top brands in athletics,” said Tom Pepe, Managing Director of TimTam. “Recovery is a critical part of training and IMG allows us to introduce recovery to a diverse population of athletes from around the world” TimTam is an official recovery sponsor of IMG Academy. In addition to the new Recovery Center,...

February 2018: Five Soccer Student-Athletes Commit to the Next Level at Signing Day Event

On February 7, 2018, five soccer student-athletes committed to the next level in front of their families, teammates, teachers, and other friends and faculty. This week's signing day period began today, 2/7, for soccer programs and extends through 8/1. Today's list of signees included: Zack McLaughlin - Eckerd College Matias Siems - Oral Roberts University Hannah Rose - Southern New Hampshire University Sam Reavis - George Washington University Haruki Kimura - Ashland University This is the first signing day ceremony for student-athletes in 2018, so stay tuned for future ceremonies and announcements! Congratulations to all signees! See all of our...

Student Athlete of the Week: Nicholas Lukens (Performance)

Nicholas Lukens, a senior Performance student-athlete, enrolled at IMG Academy "because of the first class facilities and top coaches and staff in every field." After working diligently both in the classroom and in the gym towards Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting, Lukens earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week. Coming from Virginia, Lukens has become a part of the IMG Family and is embracing his involvement in several student clubs and even through volunteer work locally and abroad. He's enjoying the community - from student-athletes to the coaches to the teachers and believe IMG Academy has even changes him as...

Mock Combine Leads to Improved Confidence for NFL Combine Trainees

From February 27-March 5, top college football graduates will make their first professional debut at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. By invite only, this showcase will allow for these players, who were invited to participate, to produce their best-in-class times, strength, and confidence. Because of the amount of preparation you'd anticipate is necessary surrounding this event, IMG Academy host an annual NFL Combine Training program. This year, the athletes recently participated in a Mock Combine - just about as close to the "real deal" as they'll see before the end of the month. "We do the mock combine...

How to Improve Your 40 Yard Dash Time

The hype from the Super Bowl often extends throughout the following week. For some, they're thrilled with the outcome, yet for others, they're bitter about a loss. For athletes and youth players, however, perhaps the biggest game of the year created a sense of urgency or a drive to crank up this week's training in hopes that, one day, you will hold that trophy in front of millions! Currently on campus, the NFL Combine Program is assisting potential future NFL stars with dozens of drills, meal plans, and mental toughness outlooks. Everything from how to eat to strengthening their bodies...

Student Athlete of the Week: Sky Stefonic (Football)

Sky Stefonic earns this week Student Athlete of the Week as a junior football player who has been part of the IMG Academy family for two years. He's been enjoying the on-campus atmosphere and enjoys competing in football and the class schedule as well. Mr. Gubernat, Stefonic's favorite teacher, believes he's deserving of being Student Athlete of the Week. "Sky is a serious and dedicated student who enjoys the challenge of learning and brings amazing energy to class," he said. "He is humble and personable. He is a natural leader in the classroom. Congrats Sky!" Get to know Sky: Hometown:...

Track and Field Trainees Produce Season-Best in Berlin

A packed house at the Mercedes Arena in Berlin saw two IMG Academy trainees show out with season-best performances in their first international competition of the 2018 Indoor Campaign. Alina Talay , the Belarus hurdler, got the ball rolling with the first race on the constructed sprint track down the middle of the arena. She easily defeated the defending European Indoor Champion, Cindy Roleder, winning her semi-final in 7.94s. In the final, Talay overcame a very average start, closing on the field after the third hurdler and winning the event over a very talented field in 7.89s, only 0.01 seconds...

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