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Toronto Argonauts Return to IMG Academy After Securing CFL's Grey Cup Title

This year's Toronto Argonauts' mini camp marks the fourth consecutive preseason training held at IMG Academy, but this year's return holds more importance than ever before, as the team went on to secure the 105th Grey Cup in 2017 following their workout in Bradenton last April. Their title marked the 17th win for the program, with their last win coming in 2012. The Grey Cup remains the Canadian Football League (CFL)'s highest honor, as it's a contest between the winners of the East and West divisional playoffs of the CFL. Now, training has come full circle , and the Argos...

Student Athlete of the Week: Claire Mills (Girls Lacrosse)

Claire Mills joined IMG Academy as a member of the inaugural girls lacrosse team, and she's made a lasting impact on the community around her. Mills committed to play lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University upon graduation, and she's been making every moment last as a senior. This week, she earns Student Athlete of the Week, as she's impressed her coaches, teachers, and advisors with her hard work. Mills believes IMG Academy "has taught [her] many lessons, like the importance of time management and hard work." Thankful to her parents for providing her the opportunity to achieve her dreams from Bradenton,...

Basketball Program Building off Success From Around the Globe

Three NBA Draft announcements, a Europe trip to compete internationally, 11 March Madness appearances in 2018. IMG Academy basketball program's accomplishments this year alone rival high school and even collegiate programs around the world. Year after year, the program strives for success, challenging players who enter the program to achieve their dreams and to exceed even their greatest expectations. Most recently, Anfernee Simons (2018), Trevon Duval (2017), and Bruno Fernando (2017) individually declared for the upcoming NBA Draft. Each of these players captured the crowd with their styles of play and showcased their talents from the IMG Academy campus. We...

Student Athletes Commit to the Next Level During NLI Signing Day Ceremony

The 2018 National Signing Day period opened today, April 11, 2018, and IMG Academy took this opportunity to celebrate student-athletes who committed to the next level. Teammates, coaches, teachers, family, and friends supported all of today's signees, who were able to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the Signing Day Ceremony. Wednesday's event featured Baseball, Boys Basketball, Golf, Boys Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, and Track & Field. The full list of signees included: Baseball Leyton Barry - University of Texas, San Antonio Boys Basketball Jayden Hardaway - University of Memphis Golf Ya Chun Chang - University of Arizona Natheethorn...

The Ins and Outs of Becoming a Better Tennis Player

Becoming a better tennis player might start with learning how to strike a better forehand, purchasing a newer racquet, or tweaking your backhand grip. But, is there more to the game? Simply put, yes. The recipe for getting better at tennis incorporates several aspects of the game, from your mentality to strength and conditioning to tennis nutrition and planning and more! Selecting the right tournament schedule that suites your game yet also challenges you while taking the time to fine-tune your mental toughness and work ethic might seem difficult, but the experts at IMG Academy have countless years of sorting...

Getting Scouted for College Golf: An Insider's Look from IMG Academy

Interested in finding your path from high school to the PGA or LPGA but unsure of just how to align your steps to achieve your dreams? Although there’s not just one correct answer, IMG Academy’s golf program and college advisement center educates student-athletes on the process to obtain college golf scholarships, which oftentimes lead to the experience needed to succeed on tour. By competing on the GPA, USGA, and AJGA golf circuits, you’re on the right path towards earning those college golf scholarship funds and a higher education at the next level. It's Never Too Early to Prepare for a...

Getting Scouted for College Basketball: An Insider's Look from IMG Academy

College basketball teams seek to replace their graduating seniors each year with positions like point guard, center, and small forward. The basketball recruiting process not only includes filling these roles within the team, but also meeting the requirements designated by the NCAA. Should you be seeking how to get recruited for basketball or wondering how to make the jump from high school basketball to earning that NCAA basketball scholarship or joining a junior college or NAIA team, look no further! When Should You Start Thinking About Basketball Recruiting Unlike some other sports, basketball recruiting can begin as early as your...

Getting Scouted for College Baseball: An Insider's Look from IMG Academy

Are you looking to make the jump from high school baseball to a collegiate baseball program and even to Major League baseball? Perhaps you’ve been in touch with various coaches or attending baseball summer camps , such as IMG Academy’s, to learn more about how exactly you can get recruited for baseball, acquire that scholarship AND a college education. The admissions process, SAT tests, and NCAA, NAIA, and junior college baseball recruiting rules may seem daunting, but this article lays out a suggested timeline and schedule to follow throughout your four years of high school. Although most baseball recruiting begins...

2018 Miami Open: Momentum from Bradenton

Key Biscayne, home to the 2018 Miami Open, created a center stage for several IMG Academy alumni and trainees to shine on. As the tournament will transition to the Hard Rock Stadium next year, players like Danielle Collins, Hyeon Chung, and Michael Mmoh certainly left their hearts both on the court and on the Key. In this year's tournament, the following players held notable performances and competed as part of the IMG Academy family: Hyeon Chung, Danielle Collins, Karen Khachanov, Kei Nishikori, and Michael Mmoh. Collins earned her way into the top 60 WTA rankings after an incredibly successful start...

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