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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

Girls Basketball Coaches & Staff

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

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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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.