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About Our Program

Anyone who knows football understands that it’s a year-round endeavor. The work is only getting started when the season ends and no program better prepares student-athletes to succeed at the next level than the IMG Academy football program. We focus on individual improvement through one-on-one position training while integrating Performance programs that promote huge gains in power, speed, confidence and overall health. The result is student-athletes who are coveted by college programs that know our student-athletes will be ready to contribute from day one. To facilitate total athletic development, we offer performance training developed over the course of nearly 40 years that can integrate with sport training. Our goal is to help you reach your full potential in sport and life.

Program Structure

If you want to play college football, no high school program in the nation can better prepare you than the IMG Academy football program. It starts with a robust offseason training program that includes cutting-edge Performance training to promote gains in strength, speed and overall health, while incorporating on-field development through Spring Football and position-specific coaching from former college and NFL players/coaches. 

The program culminates with a schedule that includes top regional competition for our junior varsity team and national competition for the varsity team that mimics what life is like for a collegiate football player with playing in hostile environments while balancing a demanding academic curriculum. The result is graduates earning spots at some of the nation’s most prestigious athletic and academic universities with full preparation to succeed from day one.

Program Accomplishments

Program Accomplishments

  • 30-1 overall record from 2014-2016, including a top-five national ranking in 2015 and 2016
  • 20 Under Armour All-Americans since 2013
  • 7 nationally televised games since 2013 
  • 63 D-I commitments since 2013
  • Alumnus and Florida State QB Deondre Francois earned 2016 ACC Rookie of the Year

Football Coaches & Staff

Football Facilities

Athletes of our football programs will have access to our state-of-the-art stadium, our Fieldhouse - complete with pro-style locker rooms and meeting space for film review, more than 20 multi-sport fields and our 65,000 square-foot Performance Center with a 12,000 square-foot weight room. All of our facilities are maintained at a professional standard to ensure the perfect training environment for every athlete.

College Matriculation

College Matriculation

Athletic & Personal Development Training Methodology

Develops sport-specific strength, power, movement, speed, agility, flexibility, and conditioning. Delivered in a 10,000 square-foot weight room, covered turf area and a four-lane composite/turf track.

  • Pregeneration
  • Speed & Movement
  • Strength & Power
  • Flexibility, balance & core
  • Conditioning
  • Regeneration

Helps reduce the potential of injury and promotes continued healthy through massage, physical therapy and corrective exercises.

  • Sports therapy evaluation
  • Injury prevention
  • Proactive rehabilitation
  • Injury management / education

Optimizes personal nutrition to meet highlevel lifestyle and sport demands, with topics including optimal everyday nutrition, eating plans to meet sport-specific demands, body composition, energy balance and body weight issues, dietary supplements and hydration strategies.

  • Personal profile
  • Nutritional goals & strategies
  • Body framework
  • Nutrient intake & timing
  • Supplements

Develops an athlete’s eye muscles and visual system to enhance hand-eye coordination, peripheral vision, reaction time and depth perception.

  • Visual activity
  • Vision strengthening
  • Visual application
  • Visual enhancement

Builds the mental skills – including confidence, focus and determination – that help athletes reach their goals and compete at their best on any given day.

  • Awareness
  • Energy management
  • Thought management
  • Teamwork
  • Application

Helps develop personal presence, communication skills, character building, accountability and conversational skill to provide more guidance and stability as a leader.

  • Communication
  • Personal presence
  • Character building
  • Accountability
  • Conversation / Interview skills
  • Placement
  • SAT/ACT Test
  • Recruiting
  • Applications

Teaches athletes the skills and characteristics that develop high-performance habits in both sports and life.

  • Personal responsibility
  • Career planning
  • Organization / Time Management
  • Adaptability


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"Most of the players who go to IMG Academy we're already recruiting. They do a great job with player development." 

- Nick Saban University of Alabama head football coach, during 2016 SEC media day.
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“It’s the best high school in America, really. When you come here, it’s going to change you. You’re going to learn how to work hard, how to be comfortable/uncomfortable. It’s not going to be easy, but it all pays off in the end.”

- KJ Osborn IMG Academy class of 2015

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