Track & Field and Cross Country Camp

IMG Academy track & field and cross country camps are available year-round for ages 12-18, 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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Track & Field and Cross Country Camp Overview

IMG Academy track and field camps consist of event-specific training that’s hyper-focused on proper technique, form, and mechanics. Coaches that have developed Olympians and high-level collegiate athletes and professionals instruct campers through the same drills and methodology utilized by these elite athletes.

Camp programs include small-group instruction as well as strategy and video analysis sessions. All track & field campers will receive a post-camp analysis report inclusive of coach feedback to ensure development continues following the program.

Training for Every Event and Skill

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

 

SPRINTS

Start and acceleration technique, maximum velocity sprint mechanics, and relay exchange work

 

DISTANCE

Focus, proper mechanics, reprogramming the nervous system, reduce oxygen consumption, training techniques, and prevent injury

 

HURDLES

100/110m, 300m & 400m, proper hurdle technique, rhythm, perfect lead leg alternation, and race modeling strategy and tactics

 

THROWS

Developing the relationship between the athlete and the implement; improving proprioception and technical throwing efficiency

 

JUMPS

Sprint mechanics, preparation, take off, flight phase and landing

Track & Field and Cross Country 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.

Expert Coaching

IMG Academy track & field and cross country 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.

Mark Napier

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Mark Napier - Director

Over the many years of coaching Mark has won numerous individual coaching awards and has achieved success at all levels from high school to college to professional. Mark’s extensive experience with both women’s and men’s teams will serve him well in leading our boys’ and girls’ track & cross-country programs.

Year-round performance and world-class amenities

IMG Academy’s track and field camp will turn runners into faster, better, and smarter competitors. We provide an inspirational learning environment for camper of all ages, abilities, and skill levels. Our track and field camps give young track athletes a leg up on the competition.

Our day and overnight track and field camps also give youth track athletes the chance to broaden their horizons, hone skills, and learn from expert coaches. We offer special rates for track and field teams and groups who want to train together. Our sleepaway track and field camp offers youth athletes the opportunity to sleepover at Ascender Residence Halls with 24/7 access to all campus amenities and a full team of residential mentors.

Stay Local. Play Here.

A perfect option for local track and field 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.

8-lane 400 meter track
3 residence halls
56,000 sq. ft. performance center

Enhance Your Camp

Off-campus excursions will not be available for 2020 summer camps.

Florida’s premier theme parks and attractions are located just minutes away from IMG Academy.

Youth track and field campers can take advantage of our chaperoned, off-campus excursions and visit some of the best excursions the state has to offer. Trips include Busch Gardens, Disney's Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios Orlando, and The Tampa Bay Rays.

Sample Weekly Camp Schedule

  AM Session PM Session
Monday CAMP TRAINING CAMP TRAINING
Tuesday CAMP TRAINING CAMP TRAINING
Wednesday COLLEGE RECRUITING WORKSHOP REGEN SESSION
Thursday CAMP TRAINING CAMP TRAINING
Friday CAMP TRAINING TRACK & FIELD CAMP COMPETITION

Curriculum includes a college recruiting workshop and end of week competition.

IMG Camp Includes:

  • 3 Strength & Conditioning Sessions
  • 1 Mental Conditioning Session

Campers Train Here

  • 8-Lane 400M Track
    • Between June 6th and August 8th, programming will be delivered on a new 80m/4-lane surface under the IMG Academy Stadium grandstands while the full track is resurfaced. The new surface will afford our campers the ability to train as usual and in the shade of a cooler environment.
  • Two pole vault runways with international-standard pits
  • Two multi-directional long jump/triple jump pits
  • Dedicated long throw areas with multiple circles and cages
  • Covered turf facility for speed and agility work
    • Evaluate bilateral hamstring strength and imbalance with analytics for number of reps, maximum and average force/torque, and monitoring trends

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

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