All Bases Covered: Behind the Scenes of IMG Academy Baseball
From the height of a historical season in 2019 with 11 overall draft picks and a National Championship title, to a global pandemic shifting the traditional landscape of academics and athletics as we know it, IMG Academy baseball has continued to dynamically advance student-athletes both in a virtual learning space as well as on the field. Join us as Dan Simonds, Director of the IMG Academy baseball program, breaks down details of the program's coaching expertise, team structure, and overall methodology:
WHAT’S COVERED IN THE WEBINAR:
0:45 Meet Dan Simonds, Director of the IMG Academy Baseball Program
2:07 Brief overview of IMG's baseball program delivery
3:04 Personalized skill development for baseball student-athletes
4:11 Enrichment of fundamental skills
5:09 Fall vs. spring semester programming and schedules
6:32 How are teams structured to maximize on-field progression and playing time?
7:55 Student-athlete evaluations and team placement process
9:45 Historical accolades from the 2019 season
Highly-regarded expert coaches and their ability to build lasting connections with student-athletes
12:50 Academic accountability and expectations
14:40 Collegiate success after IMG Academy
17:55 What role do IMG Academy coaches play in the college recruiting process?
20:09 College placement support and advisement
22:47 What is the “Athletic and Personal Development (APD)” program?
28:04 Post-graduate program opportunities
32:29 Exposure events, scout days, and overall recruitment information
37:25 How IMG Academy continued academic and athletic development during COVID-19
40:38 Parent communication and visibility through the CoachNow platform
42:40 What sets IMG Academy apart from other baseball boarding schools?
IMG Academy is more than a boarding school – it’s where the best continue to get better. From world-class facilities and expert coaches with years of professional experience, to rigorous academic coursework and competition schedules, IMG’s unparalleled resources create opportunities for student-athletes of every skill level to succeed at the next level. Unlike other baseball schools, IMG is a true college preparatory environment where student-athletes are empowered to manage their academics, sport, and social lives independently within a challenging and supportive atmosphere. Personalized goal-setting opportunities ensure that each student-athlete has a clear trajectory to maximize their potential.
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