Baseball Camp

IMG Academy baseball camps are available year-round for ages 10-18 and ages 8-18 for summer camps, with programs for everyone from the novice athlete to the aspiring pro. See below for how to select and book the right camp through our quick and easy online registration process.

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The IMG Camp Experience

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Baseball Camp Overview

IMG Academy baseball camps feature position-specific training as well as group training sessions that focus on proper mechanics and techniques as well as in-game situations.

Within this unique training environment, campers of all levels will learn directly from the same coaches who led IMG Academy to a 2019 National Championship and have proven experience in developing elite collegiate and professional players. All campers will also receive a post-camp player evaluation inclusive of coach feedback.

Training for Every Position and Skill

Depending on your position, here are just some of the skills you will learn from our expert coaches:

 

Hitting

Approach, pitch recognition/strike zone discipline, situational hitting and bunting

 

Catching

Receiving, blocking, throwing, footwork & exchange and game calling

 

Base Running

Primary/secondary leads, proper reads, base stealing and sliding

 

Infield

Pre-pitch preparation, fielding mechanics, throwing footwork, range, double play turns and positioning

 

Outfield

Pre-pitch preparation, fly ball and ground ball technique, jumps and reads, throwing and positioning

 

Pitching

Mechanics/delivery, arm care, off-speed development, pitchers fielding practice and controlling running game

 

Physical

Increase speed and agility, flexibility, first step quickness, endurance and injury prevention

 

Team Fundamentals

Cut-offs & relays, rundown technique, pop fly communication and situational defense

Baseball Camp Training Specializations

All Total Athlete and Game Changer programs include training specializations that can be changed for each week of the camp. Athletes seeking to hone their skills outside of sport-specific training will benefit from these unique training specializations. IMG’s expert coaches set athletes apart from their competition, and each session provides campers with takeaways that will significantly impact their game.

Strength & Power

  • Explosive resistance
  • Jumping and plyometrics
  • Efficient power development
  • Correct motor patterns

Speed & Agility

  • Linear acceleration
  • Maximum velocity
  • Lateral movement
  • Multi-directional movement and agility

Mental Toughness & Vision

  • Self-talk
  • Breathing
  • Imagery
  • Focus
  • Emotional regulation
  • Goal Setting

Nutrition for Athletes

  • The performance plate
  • Pre-competition fueling
  • Recovery
  • Fueling timelines
  • Hydration

Leadership & Communication

  • Team building
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Identity
  • Developing relationships
  • Inspiring and empowering yourself and others

Athlete Assessment & Injury Prevention

Led by on-campus Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital physical therapists, programming includes movement, strength, and flexibility analysis screenings as well as review sport-specific injury prevention tips. Campers will also learn corrective exercises along with ways to proactively reduce the risk of injury during sport.

SAT/ACT Test Prep

Semi-private and individualized classes with our test prep experts helps students prepare for their SAT or ACT college entrance exams. Instructors use official testing materials and offer techniques to help take the exams with confidence.

ESL

Campers will have a daily ESL course with weekly themes such as Inspiring People, Extreme Sports, the Endangered Planet, or Entrepreneurs. Instructors focus on communication skills, vocabulary development, conversation, short videos, and grammar as well as test preparation. For all options, please contact an advisor.

Expert Coaching

IMG Academy baseball camps are anchored by expert coaches with years of playing and coaching experience at the highest levels. Learn from the pros to gain insights and training methods to continue developing your skills.

Dan Simonds

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Dan Simonds - Director

A former collegiate and professional player and coach who most notably spent eight years as Miami University’s head coach, Dan Simonds is a proven leader with a history of developing student-athletes to reach their full potential.

Year-round performance and world-class amenities

IMG Academy’s baseball camps are a great opportunity for young baseball athletes to hone their skills, make friends, and learn valuable lessons about teamwork. At IMG Academy’s sleepaway baseball camp, campers can take advantage of world-class coaching and state-of-the-art facilities to improve their game.

We offer day and overnight baseball camp options throughout the year and also have special group rates for teams that want to train together during off-season or holidays. The boarding option gives campers the opportunity to sleepover in Ascender Residences Halls with 24/7 access to campus amenities and a full team of residential mentors.

Stay Local. Play Here.

A perfect option for local baseball campers or for families on vacation in the Sarasota and Bradenton area, many on and off-campus housing options are available for adults and families, including the Legacy Hotel, The Lodge, Academy Park Villas, Ritz-Carlton, Holiday Inn Express and Suites and more, including beachfront resorts.

6-plex baseball facility
3 residence halls
56,000 sq. ft. performance center

Sample Weekly Camp Schedule

  AM Session PM Session
Monday TRAINING SESSION
(OFFENSE)
TRAINING SESSION
(DEFENSE)
Tuesday TRAINING SESSION / SCRIMMAGE GAME TRAINING SESSION
(OFFENSE/DEFENSE)
Wednesday TRAINING SESSION
(OFFENSE)
TRAINING SESSION
(DEFENSE)
Thursday TRAINING SESSION / SCRIMMAGE GAME TRAINING SESSION
(OFFENSE/DEFENSE)
Friday TRAINING SESSION / SCRIMMAGE GAME TRAINING SESSION
(OFFENSE/DEFENSE)

Curriculum includes a college recruiting seminar and additional optional training time on Saturdays for multi-week campers.

IMG Camp Includes:

  • 3 Strength & Conditioning Sessions
  • 1 Mental Conditioning Session

Campers Train Here

  • 6-plex baseball complex with stadium for showcase games and tournaments
  • 16 practice mounds, 4 indoor batting cages, and 12 outdoor batting cages
  • Fieldhouse with professional-style locker rooms, coaches’ offices, and meeting rooms

Performance & Sports Science Center

  • Mind Gym for mental conditioning sessions and vision training
  • Strength and conditioning equipment
  • Classrooms for nutrition and leadership training

VIA Campers

The VIA program, designed for 8-9 year boarding and non-boarding campers, is available for camp weeks between 6/26 - 7/31.

Your young athlete deserves the highest level of support and comfort during their camp experience. IMG Academy offers additional support and oversight for 8-9 year old campers at no additional cost for this very reason! The VIA (Very Important Athlete) program consists of designated pick-up and drop-off locations and age-appropriate activities and programming tailored to camper schedules delivered by a responsible and energetic team guiding campers throughout their experience.

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Baseball Camps

  • What is covered in training?

    We utilize a progressive curriculum that is designed to cover all aspects of the game. This includes, pitching, hitting, catching, fielding, base running and performance training. Players can expect to be trained in technical, tactical, physical and mental realms with a mixture of drill work and scrimmages.  

  • When do camps begin and end?

    Most camps run on a weekly basis, starting on Sunday (check-in) and ending on Saturday (check-out). Typically registration begins at 1:00PM on Sunday and checkout occurs at 11:00AM on Saturdays. If special arrangements are needed to accommodate your schedule please contact us at 1-800-872-6425.

  • How many kids are in a dorm room?

    4 kids per room, with 2 bunkbeds. Each room also has its own bathroom and is walking distance to all of our great facilities.

  • What does my child do in down time?

    Our Campus Life department organizes two optional activities per day. One on-campus activity and one off-campus activity. Campers can also socialize in the campus center, dorm common areas and other social settings. 

    If your camper is interested in an off-campus activity please contact us at 1-800-872-6425.

  • How much does a camp cost?

    Camps vary depending on how long you stay and what program you choose! If you have additional questions after using our camp configurator, you can chat directly with our support staff.

     

     

  • What should my child bring to camp?

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  • What type of activities are offered at camp?

    With a mix of on-campus and off-campus activities, an IMG Academy camp experience is the ultimate combination of training and fun. Click here to learn more!

  • How many campers attend a camp?

    The number of campers varies by sport and time of year, with July representing our most well-attended camps. Whenever you come, you will always receive small-group training from expert coaches with ultra-personalized instruction available through our optional Breakthrough program. Please contact us for more detail based on when you are considering attending a camp.

  • What forms do I need to complete prior to camp?

    Click here to find the necessary forms and resources to attend camp.

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