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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. 

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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 current collegiate athletes, professional athletes, Olympians and Paralympians at the top of their game reach their goals faster. Our team of expert coaches, performance specialists and athletic trainers, many of whom played or coached at the professional and college level, design and develop fully customizable plans to meet every athlete’s individual goals. 

 

Who Trains Here

Notable professional athletes that we've hosted and trained

Explore Our College & Pro Training Programs

Tour Prep Program

IMG Academy’s tour prep program is for professional golfers looking to hit the course with confidence and consistency in the upcoming season. Our team of golf experts, combined with our tour proven training strategies, will have you ready to compete on the green.

Athletes will receive:

  • 1-on-1 training
  • Small group training
  • Play at local IMG Academy golf course
  • Local tournament play

Pro/Collegiate Training

IMG Academy’s professional track & field training program has produced a number of Olympic gold medalists, world champions, and record-holders, including Tianna Bartoletta, Darya Klishina and LaShawn Merritt. Athletes have the option to work through a training program customized just for them by our staff of renowned track & field coaches, or train on their own at IMG Academy’s state of the art facilities. With full access to our precisely maintained 8-lane, 400m track, two pole vault runways with international-level landing mats, two long and triple jump runways, dedicated long throw areas with multiple circles and cages, covered turf facility and 10,000-square-foot weight room, our trainees leave feeling recovered and ready to compete at their best!

Pro/Collegiate Training

Home to some of the best tennis players in the world, including Kei Nishikori, Maria Sharapova and Monica Puig, IMG Academy’s professional tennis training program has a rich history in cultivating champions. At IMG, our trainees get to work one-on-one with the best tennis coaches and performance experts in the world at our state-of-the-art facilities. We offer a variety of flexible packages, from all-inclusive, customized individual training programs to strictly facility use, which all include total access to our 50+ tennis courts, 10,000-square-foot weight room, covered turf and professional-grade meeting rooms.

Olympian/Paralympian Training

For nearly 40 years, IMG Academy has helped professional athletes reach their peak potential and earn almost 50 Olympic and Paralympic medals. 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 Olympic, Paralympic, and professional athletes in baseball, basketball, cricket, figure skating, football, golf, lacrosse, mixed martial arts, rugby, soccer, speed skating, tennis, track & field and many more.

Summer College Series

Whether you are an incoming freshman trying to earn a starting spot, or an established upperclassman looking to keep your skills sharp, IMG Academy’s Collegiate Summer Soccer Training is the premier program for college athletes. Train among other college athletes and be the most prepared to have an immediate impact on your college team. The program is guided by a coaching staff with extensive playing and coaching experience that deliver a holistic training program. 

Athletes receive:

  • Technical instruction
  • Intensive drill sequences and practice
  • Position-specific training
  • Off-field training including movement, strength, nutrition, vision, and mental conditioning

Dates: July 24 - August 5

 

Pro/Collegiate Training

With IMG Academy's pro and collegiate soccer training, athletes can customize their program to best fit their needs and accomplish their goals. Train with IMG's experienced coaching staff on one of the 20+ pristine fields and get faster, stronger and sharper in the new 65,000 square foot Performance Center with our conditioning experts. To facilitate total athletic development, we offer physical and mental performance training developed over the course of nearly 40 years that athletes can integrate into their soccer training program. 

NFL Combine/Pro Day Training

5 #1 overall picks. 86 first-round picks. 3 Heisman Trophy winners. Simply put, no training facility in the world can match IMG Academy for its expertise, cutting-edge methodologies, state-of-the-art 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 days
  • 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 their bodies will endure
  • Full support from IMG Academy coaches, trainers and specialists at the NFL Combine

 

NFL/Collegiate Training

The off-season 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.

NFL Off-season: February 15 - July 15

College Off-season: May 1 - August 1

MLB Off-Season Training

Over the years, IMG Academy has produced a number of top players in the MLB, including 58 All-Star Game selections, over 40 first round draft picks, 4 #1 overall draft picks, and 2 player of the year award recipients. IMG Academy’s proven off-season training program is fully customizable and can help all players, from MVPs to rookies, enter MLB Spring Training in peak shape, mentally and physically, and ready to make an impact.

Athletes receive:

  • Position-specific training
  • HitTrax measurements and video capture analysis
  • Strength Training
  • MLB mindset and mental conditioning
  • Media training and personal brand building
  • Vision training
  • Nutrition training
  • Physical therapy

 

Collegiate Baseball Training

Whether you are an incoming freshman trying to earn a starting spot or an established upperclassman looking to lead your team, the IMG Academy Collegiate Training program is the premier destination. 

Having trained over 40 MLB first-round draft picks and 4 #1 overall picks, IMG Academy has years of experience helping baseball players reach their ultimate potential.  With a focus on holistic training, the program offers on-field skill development, live scrimmages and simulated games using HitTrax technology and off field instruction in strength, speed, focus, vision, nutrition and more from our world-renowned performance coaches. IMG Academy can transform your game and have you fully prepared for when you step back on the field.

Session 1: June 4 – 24

Session 2: July 9 – 29

*Both sessions offer an option to extend training for an additional week

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, performance training in speed, strength, agility, mental strength, vision, nutrition and interviewing, and physical therapy and rehab as needed.

Dates: April 2 - June 22

Professional Basketball Combine: May 19 - 22

 

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. At IMG Academy, we will design a custom training program that best fits your goals and needs.

NBA Off-Season: June 15 – October 1

Collegiate Off-Season: May 1 – August 1

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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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.

  • Interested in Summer College Baseball Training Sessions?

    Summer Session 1

    June 4th – 24th

    Option to extend additional week: June 25th – July 1

     

    Summer Session 2

    July 9th – 29th

    Option to extend additional week: July 30th – August 5th

     

    Prices-

    1 Week Boarding: $1,549

    1 Week Non-Boarding: $999

    3 Week Boarding: $4,399

    3 Week Non-Boarding: $2,749

     

    *For more information or to register, contact Rob Henry at [email protected] or 941-900-8029.