College & Pro Training at IMG Academy

Where the Best Get Better.

Learn why NFL draft picks, NBA All-Stars, MLB MVPs, gold medalists & world champions choose IMG Academy as their off-season home

The College & Professional Athlete Training Program at IMG Academy is designed to help athletes at the top of their game reach their goals faster. Our team of coaches, performance specialists and athletic trainers, many of whom played or coached at the professional and collegiate level, develop fully customizable plans to meet every athlete’s individual goals. 

No other training facility in the world can match IMG Academy for its expertise, progressive training methodologies, world-class facilities and proven history in cultivating champions. 

Explore Our Training Programs

NFL Combine/Pro Day Training

5 #1 overall picks. 86 first-round picks. 5 Rookie of the Year awarded. Simply put, no training facility in the world can match IMG Academy for its expertise, methodologies, facilities, convenience and proven history of preparing football players for the most important job interview of their life.

Athletes receive:

  • Rigorous training program custom to each individual, that’s solely focused on peak performance at the NFL Combine and Pro Day
  • On-field work with position-specific coaches with NFL playing and/or coaching experience
  • Performance training in speed, strength, agility, nutrition, interviewing and establishing a high-performance mindset
  • Mock combines to experience exactly what they will endure
  • Full support by IMG Academy coaches and specialists at the NFL Combine

 

NFL/Collegiate Training

The offseason is the time to distance yourself from the competition, and nowhere can better prepare you for an upcoming season than IMG Academy. Whether you are trying to earn a spot, stay sharp, or recover from an injury, IMG Academy’s customized training programs, expert coaches and specialists, professional-grade facilities, and overall convenience will help you prepare and take your game to the next level.

 

NBA Pre-Draft Training

Over the past 10 years, IMG Academy has helped over 60 players get drafted to the NBA by preparing them for success in the NBA Pre-Draft Combine and team workouts. IMG Academy’s proven basketball training program includes a position-specific on-court hybrid development program, and performance training in speed, strength, agility, mental strength, vision, nutrition and interviewing.

Pro/Collegiate Training

NBA superstars. International veterans. NCAA up-and-comers. These are the athletes that come to train at IMG Academy. Whether you’re looking to further develop your skills, or rehab an injury, IMG Academy’s elite coaching, performance training, and professional-grade facilities can get your game ready for an upcoming season.

 

MLB Training

Don’t wait until Spring Training to prepare for the upcoming season. Show up ready to perform.IMG Academy’s customized MLB training programs, combined with our state-of-the-art baseball facilities, experienced coaching and performance training staff, and ideal Florida weather, can help all players, from MVPs to rookies, make an immediate impact.

Collegiate Baseball Training

Having trained over 40 MLB first-round draft picks and 4 #1 overall picks, IMG Academy has years of experience helping high school and college baseball players reach their ultimate potential. With one of the nation’s premier baseball coaching staffs and world-renowned performance experts, IMG Academy can transform your game and have you fully prepared for when you step back on the field.

 

Olympic gold medalists. MVPs. Grand Slam champions. Global icons. IMG Academy has helped professional athletes reach their peak potential for nearly 40 years. And the reason is simple. We combine elite coaching, performance experts, cutting-edge training methodologies and professional-grade facilities all on one inclusive campus in beautiful Bradenton, Florida.

No matter your sport, we can create a customized training plan to help you improve. The proof is in the countless athletes who choose IMG Academy as a training destination every year. We have helped professional athletes in baseball, basketball, cricket, figure skating, football, golf, lacrosse, mixed martial arts, rugby, soccer, speed skating, tennis, track & field and many more.

 

Why train at IMG Academy?

Custom Training Packages

We provide custom-tailored training packages to fit the needs of each team.

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All-Inclusive Training Site

With five-star lodging, nutritionist-customized meals, world-class facilities and top performance experts all on one campus, IMG Academy allows you to focus on your training.

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Competition

Stay sharp by working with and competing against some of the world's most elite athletes.

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Facilities

From flawless fields spread across 500+ sun-drenched acres, to large meeting spaces, our world-class facilities replicate a professional training environment.

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Weather

Bradenton, Florida averages 260 days of sunshine per year making IMG Academy an ideal year-round training location.

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Track Record

Since 1978, we've had some of the most elite athletes and teams in world train here. From youth to professional teams, our goal is to help athletes improve their performance. 

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Who Trains Here

Notable professional athletes that we've hosted and trained

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ABOUT THE CAMPUS

The IMG Academy campus sits on more than 500 impeccably maintained acres in Bradenton, Florida. There’s an undeniable energy to this campus, and it permeates our 20+ multi-sport fields, 50+ tennis courts, a 5,000-seat state-of-the-art stadium, an 18-hole golf course, two basketball gyms with multiple courts, two 10,000+ square foot weight rooms, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) and so much more. To truly appreciate this special place—and the way it inspires our athletes to compete at the highest levels every day—join us in Bradenton for an unforgettable experience.

Testimonials

Manti Te'o

“They have everything you need here at IMG and they make sure that when you’re here, it’s all about business. You don’t have any distractions and they make sure that all of your focus is what it needs to be on.”

- Manti Te'o 39th Overall Pick by Chargers
Maurice Harkless

"Entering the draft after my freshman year was a risk, but I knew I was willing to work hard to make my dream come true and IMG Academy was the perfect place to help me through the pre-draft process. My strength, understanding of nutrition and shooting consistency made huge strides during those three months."

- Maurice Harkless 15th Overall Pick by Philadelphia 76ers
Welington Castillo

"I love training at IMG Academy. I have never been to a place like this. I recommend it to everyone who wants to prepare for a season."

- Welington Castillo Catcher for Arizona Diamondbacks

Pro/Collegiate FAQs

  • What will my schedule look like?

    A typical training day includes 2-3 hours of on-court or on-field training, 1 hour of movement training, 1 hour of physical conditioning and other performance disciplines like nutrition, leadership or vision training. Athletic training is also available.

    Depending on your sport, schedules may have a different mix of sport training and conditioning disciplines. 

  • Will I be training with other pro/collegiate athletes?

    It depends on the time of year. You will either receive 1-on-1 training/facility use or be part of a small group of athletes with a similar level of skill.

  • What is included in the price?

    Your price will include a full PT evaluation, nutrition consultation, movement training, strength training and sport-specific work.

  • Do you provide transportation to and from the airport?

    We do provide transportation to and from most major airports in Florida. Please communicate which airport you plan on arriving/departing from and reservations can be made accordingly.

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