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About Our Program

IMG Academy coaches foster a structured, challenging and motivating environment that focuses on total development and prepares our girls to perform at the highest level. We understand how to train female student-athletes to become champions through a structured, challenging and motivating environment in which to lean the complexity of the women's game. Our coaches understand what it takes to perform at the next level, and they train players with the next level in mind. That's why the IMG Academy girls basketball program is recognized as the nation’s best for total development. Our goal is to help every student-athlete reach her goals through a proven training methodology that prepares them to compete anywhere. 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

With teams at the post-graduate, varsity, junior varsity and middle school levels – and a unique developmental approach to each – the IMG Academy basketball program provides the nation’s most effective training environment. Upperclassmen and post-graduates experience intensive, position-specific instruction that replicates how collegiate programs operate. Underclassmen and middle school student-athletes experience a training methodology focused more on development and foundation-setting for continued growth.

This training is forged through repetition and applied through local, regional and national competition. Ultimately, student-athletes become some of the most sought-after recruits for all levels of basketball, as IMG Academy has developed a deserved reputation for graduating skilled and mature student-athletes ready to succeed in college.

Program Accomplishments

Program Accomplishments

  • 13 alumni competed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament (men's and women's)
  • 89 D-I commitments since 2012 (men's and women's)
  • USA Basketball Women's U-18 National Team Selection

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Basketball Facilities

Basketball athletes have access to our 4 pro-style basketball courts, 65,000 square-foot Performance Center with a 12,000 square-foot weight room, covered turf facility and multiple strategy rooms for video analysis. 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

Outwork and outlast the competition with IMG’s Physical Conditioning program. Our team of performance experts will design a program, that supplements your sports training, to help you reach your optimal physical shape.

  • Speed, Agility and Movement
  • Endurance Conditioning
  • Strength and Power
  • Flexibility, Balance and Core

 

IMG’s Athletic Body Management program educates and helps athletes to stay keep their bodies healthy during their demanding training and competition schedules. Our team of performance experts promote optimal training and help to decrease the chance of injury in our athletes.

Athletes will receive:

  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Regeneration Massage
  • Corrective Exercise Work
  • Sports Therapy Evaluation
  • Education on Injury Management

 

At IMG Academy, we understand how important it is for athletes to fuel their bodies to meet their high-level lifestyles and sport demands. Our Nutrition program educates and provides our athletes with the right tools so that they’re ready to compete at home, or out on the road.

Athletes will be educated on:

  • Optimal Everyday Nutrition
  • Athlete Eating Plans
  • Nutrient Intake and Timing
  • Hydration Strategies
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Body Composition and Framework
  • Body Weight Issues
  • Energy Balance

 

Vision training is not just about seeing – it’s about doing. Athletes will train the eyes to perform more quickly and efficiently through eye muscle and visual system development.

Vision training enhances:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Peripheral vision
  • Reaction time
  • Depth perception
  • Vision Strength

 

Our Mental Conditioning program helps athletes develop a high-performance mindset to help them build the confidence, focus and determination to train and compete at their best on any given day.

Helps develop:

  • Mental Toughness
  • Awareness
  • Energy Management
  • Thought Management
  • Teamwork

 

IMG incorporates John Wooden’s legendary “Pyramid of Success” into our own proprietary techniques to develop leaders with better communication skills, conversational skills, accountability, character building and personal presence.

  • Effective Communication
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Media Training
  • The Power of Collaboration
  • Interview Skills
  • Building Team Culture
  • Developing Identity

 

IMG Academy’s College Planning and Placement department works with student-athletes, families and coaches to create and individualized roadmap for reaching their goal of studying and playing their sport at the collegiate level.

We offer:

  • College Planning
  • Application Education/Assistance
  • Athletic Recruiting
  • PSAT, SAT and ACT Prep
  • NCAA Compliance Education
  • Alumni Network and Support

 

With a sense of structured independence, we want to let student-athletes take ownership of their life here at IMG. While they are making these independent choices, our support team is there to provide structure and help them make the right decisions.

Student-athletes will develop:

  • Personal Growth
  • Responsibility
  • Peer-to-Peer Interactions
  • Health and Wellness
  • Career Planning
  • Adaptability
  • Organization and Time Management

 

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Basketball FAQs

  • What does the average day of a student-athlete look like?

    The schedule varies by time of year and team, but a sample schedule looks like:

    • 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast in the Campus Center
    • 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: School
    • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Optional open gym
    • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Lunch
    • 2 – 3 p.m.: Open time
    • 3 – 4 p.m.: Performance training (strength, speed, mindset, injury recover/prevention)
    • 4 – 6 p.m.: Basketball training
    • 6:15 – 7 p.m.: Dinner
    • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Study hall

  • How do student-athletes develop off the court?

    Each student-athlete receives a customized performance plan to build holistic development. This includes strength, agility, nutrition, leadership, mindset and vision training, which leads to more dominant players on the court.

  • How many games will the student-athlete play?

    Each team averages 55-60 games per year throughout the course of pre-season, game season, and spring club season.

  • What is the breakdown of the program in terms of diversity (i.e. U.S. students vs. International)?

    The basketball program closely matches the overall IMG Academy student body with about 50% U.S. students and 50% international, which creates an ideal environment to learn new cultures and languages as another introduction to university life.

  • What percentage of graduating players go on to play college basketball?

    From 2010-2016, an average between 80-85% of our student-athletes receive opportunities to play college basketball. Of the 15-20% that do not play in college, most chose to return to their home country and play at the club level, participate as D-I walk-ons, or pursue coaching avenues. Every student-athlete works with our coaches and College Planning and Placement department to maximize college recruiting opportunities and find the ideal situation for each student-athlete based on skill, personality and academic/athletic goals.