Football Camp

IMG Academy football camps are available year-round for ages 10-18, 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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Football Camp Overview

IMG Academy football camps are guided by an expert coaching staff consisting of former NFL and collegiate players and coaches. Campers will be introduced to position-specific training as well as strategies and tactics that have propelled athletes to the highest levels of the game, including top collegiate recruits and NFL draft selections.

Instruction incorporates small-group drills, guided strategic training, and video analysis to break down technique. All football campers will receive a post-camp analysis report inclusive of coach feedback and takeaways.

Training for Every Position and Skill

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

 

QUARTERBACKS

Footwork, proper mechanics, how to read every type of coverage, correct Arc 'n Pace, play-calling, and learning a playbook

 

WIDE RECEIVERS & TIGHT ENDS

Alignment, steps/depth on individual and combination routes, pass-catching skill, and releases off the line of scrimmage

 

OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Proper fundamentals and techniques of stance, run-blocking, pass protection, combination blocks, pass rush skill, gap control, and tackling

 

RUNNING BACKS

Ball security, foot work, blocking, route-running, pre-snap reads, blitz pick-up, and pass-catching skill

 

KICKERS & PUNTERS

Leg swing, ball striking, long-distance kicking, and accuracy; ball drops/leg swings, pooch punting, directional punting, and goal-line punting

 

DEFENSIVE BACKS & LINEBACKERS

Footwork, ball skills, tackling, blitzing, pre-snap reads, man-to-man, and zone coverage techniques

Football 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

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.

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.

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.

Year-round performance and world-class amenities

Athletes who work hard in the off-season have an edge over players who don’t. IMG Academy’s football camps gives young football athletes the chance to become faster, stronger, and elevate their game.

We offer day and overnight football camp options throughout the year as well as special pricing for groups or teams that want to train together. Our overnight football camps give youth football athletes the chance to sleepover in Ascender Residence Halls with access to campus amenities 24 hours a day and a full team of residential mentors.

A perfect option for local 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, Sarasota, Holiday Inn Express and Suites and more, including beachfront resorts.

10,000 sq. ft. weight room
3 residence halls
Covered turf facility

Sample Weekly Camp Schedule

  AM Session PM Session
Monday FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
7V7 GAMES
Tuesday FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
7V7 GAMES
Wednesday FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
7V7 GAMES
Thursday FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
7V7 GAMES
Friday FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
FILM SESSION
FIELD SESSION
7V7 GAMES

Curriculum includes classroom sessions in coordination with on-field activity.

IMG Camp Includes:

  • 3 Strength & Conditioning Sessions
  • 1 Mental Conditioning Session

Campers Train Here

  • State-of-the-art stadium with seating for 5,000
  • Two dedicated football practice fields (grass and turf) along with 20+ multi-sport fields
  • Field House with professional locker rooms, football coaches' offices, and meeting rooms
  • STRIVR Virtual Reality technology gives our student-athletes an edge over the competition with unlimited and more meaningful repetitions in the most realistic environment possible. VR sessions accelerate our athletes’ training regimens and allow IMG’s coaching staff to provide better and more in-depth feedback, improving athletes' footwork, decision-making skills, and recognition and understanding of in-game adjustments, zone read options, route running, and various coverages.
  • Covered turf facility for speed and agility training with coaches focused on football campers

Performance & Sports Science Center

  • Mind Gym for mental conditioning sessions and vision training
    • Fit Lights, DynaBoard, and cognitive perceptive technology
  • Strength and conditioning equipment
  • Classrooms for nutrition and leadership training

VIA Campers

The VIA program is currently not offered for football camps.

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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Football Camps

  • Do I need to bring my helmet and shoulder pads?

    No. Our football camps are actually non-contact. We’re focused on developing youth athletes from a fundamental and technical standpoint. You will only need to bring football cleats for the on-field sessions. 

  • I play two positions. Do I have to train at one position while at camp?

    Our camps are set up to enable you to train at both positions while attending camp. During a week of camp, we have ten on-field training sessions: Five in the morning and five in the afternoon. If you would like to train for multiple positions, we can certainly accommodate that. 

  • Do your camps incorporate any type of weight-lifting?

    Yes, the strength & conditioning aspect is an important component to our camp model. Depending on the camp program you select, you will get varying levels of performance training, including strength, speed, mental, nutrition and other elements.

  • Will I be able to compete against other campers?

    Absolutely. While the emphasis of our camp will be personalized, position-specific training, we do include opportunities for the campers to compete against one another in 1-on-1 drills and 7-on-7 games. 

  • Do you offer 1-on-1 private lessons?

    Yes. Private lessons are offered as part of the Breakthrough program, which offers 1-on-1 or small-group training that is customized and offers the ultimate camp experience.

  • 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?

    Click here for details.

  • 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 or whatever sport you play, 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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