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Next-Level Football Training

IMG Academy football camps focus on complete youth athlete development. Lead by former NFL and collegiate standouts, our football training camps are ideal for junior campers between the ages of 10-18 of all abilities and skill levels and provide goal-oriented, position-specific training, and physical and mental conditioning.

With sleepaway year-round multi-week options as well as a kicking, punting, and long snapping camp, our youth football camps can be customized to ensure your athlete experiences improvement on every level.

Coach Spotlight

Desmond Tardy - Wide Receiver Coach

At Purdue, he led the Big Ten in kick-off return yards and was third in receptions and yards. Tardy was the Wide Receiver Coach at Butler University for 3 seasons prior to joining IMG Academy.

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Training for Every Position

 

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

Available Training Programs

campers start by choosing a camp program

January - May 2019 Camps

CORE

ages 8-18

Group Sport Training

$1,289
Starting Price Per Week
Cutting-edge Training

The foundation of all IMG Academy training programs

two group training sessions per day
one daily group exercise

TOTAL ATHLETE

ages 8-18

Complete Sport & Personal Development

$1,699
Starting Price Per Week
Includes CORE program plus an extra session per day

Campers choose one of the following:

two group training sessions per day
one daily group exercise
one daily group exercise

BREAKTHROUGH

ages 8-18

Individualized Sport Training

$2,059
Starting Price Per Week
Advanced training & Personalized coaching

Designed for athletes with specific development goals

two group training sessions per day
one daily group exercise
one daily group exercise

GAME CHANGER

ages 8-18

The Ultimate Training Experience

$2,209
Starting Price Per Week
Includes CORE, TOTAL ATHLETE & BREAKTHROUGH programs plus an extra session per day

Campers choose one of the following:

two group training sessions per day
one daily group exercise
one daily group exercise
Summer 2019 Camps

CORE

ages 8-18

Group Sport Training

$1,289
Starting Price Per Week
Cutting-edge Training

The foundation of all IMG Academy training programs

two group training sessions per day
one daily group exercise

BREAKTHROUGH

ages 8-18

Individualized Sport Training

$2,059
Starting Price Per Week
Advanced training & Personalized coaching

Designed for athletes with specific development goals

two group training sessions per day
one daily group exercise
one daily group exercise

Summer 2019 Camp Training Concentrations

focus on areas you need to improve the most with additional training sessions

Strength & Power

AGES 11-18

Training

$430
Per Week
one daily group exercise
Areas of Focus
  • Endurance conditioning
  • Strength and power
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Core

Speed

AGES 11-18

Training

$430
Per Week
one daily group exercise
Areas of Focus
  • Agility and movement
  • Explosiveness
  • Sport-specific techniques
  • Proper mechanics

Mental & Vision

AGES 11-18

Conditioning

$430
Per Week
one daily group exercise
Areas of Focus
  • Mental toughness
  • Awareness
  • Energy & thought management
  • Teamwork
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Peripheral vision
  • Reaction time

Nutrition

AGES 11-18

Education

$430
Per Week
one daily group exercise
Areas of Focus
  • Optimal everyday nutrition
  • Athlete eating plans
  • Nutrient intake and timing
  • Dietary supplements
  • Body composition and framework
  • Body weight issues
  • Energy balance

Leadership

AGES 11-18

Training

$430
Per Week
one daily group exercise
Areas of Focus
  • Effective communication
  • Authentic leadership
  • Interview skills
  • Developing identity
  • Media training
  • The power of collaboration
  • Building team culture

SAT/ACT

AGES 14-18

Education Prep Class

$430
Per Week
one daily group exercise
College Testing Prep

For athletes getting ready to take the SAT college entrance exam, IMG Academy offers classes to prepare them for the test material and offer techniques to help them take it with confidence.

ESL

AGES 8-18

Education Prep Class

$430
Per Week
one daily group exercise
English Language Learning

As an official TOEFL test site, we understand the hard work and dedication needed to pass it. Athletes can prepare for TOEFL testing at IMG Academy with 5 hours of English classes/TOEFL prep classes during each week of camp.

Pro Tip

You can change your concentration weekly when you book a camp for multiple weeks.

*Starting in Summer 2019

What Our Campers Say

My experience at IMG Academy was really fun. I learned a lot from my coaches, especially with accuracy and footwork. My football team just finished an undefeated season and a championship for 11 year-olds, and I started all season as the quarterback and free safety. My coaching at IMG was the foundation of my success.

Blake, 2018 Camper

My three weeks as quarterback at IMG summer camp prepped me to help bring home the gold at the Junior Olympics in 7v7 football! This was my second summer at IMG and I'll be back next year!

Tyler, 2018 Camper

I was only 8 and it was my first sleep away camp when I attended IMG camp last summer. It was a great experience. The coaching and the facilities are amazing. I met people from all over the world. The competition of athletes from around the world makes me want to go back and work at IMG even harder next summer.

Matt, 2018 Camper

Football Technology & Facilities

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

Modern Sleepaway

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.

Stay Local. Play Here.

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.

Enhance Your Camp

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

Youth football 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.

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FAQ

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.

  • What does a typical day look like at an IMG Academy football camp?

    7:00AM - 8:00AM - Breakfast

    8:30AM - 10:00AM - On-field, position-specific skill work and classroom training

    10:30AM - 11:30AM - Physical Conditioning in weight room

    12:00PM - 1:30PM - Lunch/Rest

    2:00PM - 3:30PM - Scrimmages & classroom training

    4:00PM - 5:00PM - Performance concentration

    5:00PM - 7:30PM - Dinner

    7:00PM - 10:00PM - Chaperoned on-campus or off-campus activities (movies/trivia/pool parties)

    10:00PM - Sleep

     

  • How much does a camp cost?

    Camps vary depending on how long you stay and what program you choose! On each camp page, we have a Program & Pricing section that will give you real time pricing information. You can select/de-select options and watch the price change. You can also go directly to registration by clicking here. Lastly, you can chat directly with our support staff by clicking the chat tool (red box on the right side of our site)!

  • 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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1-800-872-6425
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1-866-300-4538
5650 Bollettieri BLVD.
Bradenton, FL 34210

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