Track & Field Distance Group: A Day in the Life at IMG Academy
With an emphasis on the total athlete, IMG Academy's track & field and cross country program encompasses event-specific training, personal athletic and academic goals of each student-athlete, and an annual competition schedule to ensure a well-rounded curriculum for each student-athlete. Join us for a jog and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Bradenton, Florida campus through the eyes of our Track & Field Distance Group student-athletes:
From the moment you step foot onto the world-renowned IMG Academy campus, there is an unmatched, tangible energy. From the dedication of our student-athletes, to the passion of our expert coaches, to the unconditional support of teachers and academic advisors, IMG Academy offers an unparalleled educational experience both on and off the track.
IMG Academy’s Athletic and Personal Development (APD) department also plays a crucial role in areas such as mental toughness, nutrition, leadership, mobility, communication, and character development. Combined with event-specific training tactics such as weekly video analysis sessions, a college preparatory and placement plan, and a diverse team atmosphere, student-athletes are prepared to take their training to the next level at top Division 1 programs and beyond.
Even individual sports thrive in a team atmosphere of community. A distinctive factor that sets IMG Academy apart from other track & field boarding schools, particularly the distance group, is the layering of an individual focus within a broader emphasis on teamwork and camaraderie. Each student-athlete’s specific needs are addressed from a foundational level, focusing on the unique aspects of psychology, physiology, and the social-emotional experience to provide synergy from the individual student-athlete to the team in its entirety.
This type of environment allows each student-athlete to have the best individual opportunities for long-term development, while having like-minded teammates enriching the group training culture as a whole.
– Dustin Spanbauer, IMG Academy Track & Field Coach
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