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Thank you for your interest in IMG Academy, the world-leading institution for fulfilling a child’s ultimate potential through the seamless integration of elite academics, athletics and character development.

At IMG Academy, any dream or aspiration is a possibility, as student-athletes are encouraged and challenged daily to live our creed of “Push Further. Become More.” With a collegiate-style environment that teaches core values like

dedication, leadership and responsibility, IMG Academy graduates can take on all of life’s challenges with full confidence and preparedness. IMG Academy truly provides the ultimate preparation for the next stage of life.


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10 Quick Facts 13 Grades 6-12 Core Curriculum 14 Grades 6-12 Class Breakdown 16 International Students 18 College Planning and Placement 20 Honors 22 Advanced Placement 22 IB Open World Schools Program 22 Learning Resource Center 23 Tutoring 23 Post-Graduate 25 Pre-K - 5th Grade 26

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32 Campus Life and Social Atmosphere Student Activities 35 Building Leaders 36 Boarding Options 38 Campus Amenities 39 The Campus 40

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“People often say that your time in college is the best 4 years of their life. Personally, nothing can compare to the 4 years I spent at IMG Academy. Leaving home at the age of 14, I had no idea what to expect. Now, as I look back on that day in 2005, I have 100% confidence in saying it was the best decision of my life. IMG Academy allowed me to expand my horizons, helped me work towards my goal of playing baseball at a higher level and it provided me with friendships from all over the world that will last a lifetime. I am proud to say I am an IMG Academy alumnus and I have all the confidence in knowing that IMG Academy shaped me into the person I am today�. Michael Xirinachs Class of 2009, Baseball Bentley University graduate

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We aspire to build the leaders of tomorrow by challenging our student-athletes to learn, grow and champion the core attributes that define true leadership.

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At IMG Academy, academic enrichment and athletic skill development represent only a portion of the training that student-athletes receive. We instill the confidence that allows our student-athletes to aspire for anything that their mind can imagine, while providing the tools to help them reach those goals.

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A fully accredited Pre-K – 12 school that includes Post-Graduate offerings, IMG Academy provides both a challenging and supportive environment that brings out the best in student-athletes.

IMG Academy features eight sport programs (Bollettieri Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse and Track & Field) as well as Athletic and Personal Development disciplines that facilitate improvement in areas like strength, speed, leadership, nutrition and more.

Through small class sizes, a diverse and educated faculty, the encouragement of creativity and discussion, and one-on-one tutoring availability, IMG Academy has sent student-athletes to some of the highestperforming universities in the nation.

With some of the world’s top coaches, professional-quality facilities, cuttingedge technology and customized training programs, IMG Academy’s athletes have dominated competition at every level for more than 30 years.

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By ingraining accountability and a strong moral compass, our student-athletes are well prepared for life’s challenges after leaving the campus.

We strive to develop student-athletes who are leaders and role models in the community.

Utilizing a revolutionary training curriculum that addresses all key areas of peak performance, IMG Academy promotes character development and overall personal evolution.

IMG Academy instills in students the importance of giving back. They are required to commit a set number of hours each academic year to community outreach.

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One of the globe’s most prestigious boarding schools (nearly 80 nations represented in the 2013-2014 student body), IMG Academy’s collegiatestyle schedule provides the ultimate preparation for success at the next level.

“Both of my daughters received full scholarships to the University of Notre Dame, which I attribute to the instruction, motivation and inspiration received at IMG Academy.” Dick Vitale, legendary basketball coach and announcer

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60% of student-athletes have committed to a D-I university (less than 6% nationally play sports at the D-I, II or III level)

57% of IMG Academy studentathletes in the past five graduating classes received athletic scholarships to compete in college. Only 3% of high school athletes nationwide are awarded athletic scholarships to compete in college.

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Georgia Tech

At IMG Academy, we help place student-athletes at the universities that best fit their goals and needs – both academically and athletically. Often, those universities represent some of the highest-performing in the world. Here are some notable universities attended by IMG Academy graduates:

Carnegie Mellon

Southern California

Kansas

Miami

Stanford

Vanderbilt

Syracuse

Michigan

Boston College

Indiana

Georgetown

Cornell

Wake Forest

Virginia

Johns Hopkins

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notable alumni IMG Academy’s list of alumni represents one of the most prestigious of any school in the world. Andre Agassi Renaldo Balkman DaMarcus Beasley Michael Beasley Boris Becker Zak Boggs Jim Courier Paula Creamer Julieta Granada

Tommy Haas Ryan Harrison Martina Hingis Jelena Jankovic Anna Kournikova Sabine Lisicki John Ryan Murphy Kei Nishikori Sean O’Hair

Michael Parkhurst Tyler Pastornicky Heath Pearce Chris Perez Marcelo Rios Monica Seles Maria Sharapova Peter Uihlein Serena Williams Venus Williams


“Undoubtedly, IMG Academy is a means to facilitate leadership, self-confidence and self-esteem. We can only thank you for everything the Academy did for our daughter in her academic and athletic development. She is certainly prepared for the next stage in her life.� Leticia S., Mother of an IMG Academy alumnus


Applying to IMG Academy can represent an influential step in your development and have a profound impact on your future as a student-athlete. While we welcome applicants of all backgrounds, attending IMG Academy requires some common characteristics: commitment, self-discipline, passion and dedication.

Admissions frequently asked questions

Is the Admissions process competitive?

Does IMG Academy offer scholarships?

Absolutely. Each sport has a predetermined number of spaces available and IMG Academy classes are capped to maintain low student-to-teacher ratios.

Yes, on a limited basis. Scholarship recipients are selected based on an academic, athletic, character and financial review.

Go to imgacademy.com and print an application. Follow all instructions in the application, then email it to admissions@img.com, fax to 941-752-2526 or mail to:

What if a student-athlete gets injured?

IMG Academy Admissions Office 5500 34th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34210

What does IMG Academy look for in a student-athlete?

How good do I have to be at my sport?

IMG Academy looks for student-athletes who have a strong commitment to academics, athletics and personal growth. Studentathletes must be diligent in their school, sport and community duties, with a willingness to give their all in each area.

While each IMG Academy sport has different qualifications for participation, all of our sport programs share a common denominator in that athletic performance is not the determining factor in acceptance. Most importantly, all prospective student-athletes are required to have a passion for their sport and a motivation to reach their full potential.

If an injury occurs that keeps a studentathlete away from normal training and participation, they are placed into the Injured Athlete Program (IAP). IAP places the injured student-athlete into the Athletic and Personal Development program, which will allow them to seamlessly transition back into their sport after rehabilitation and receiving a medical release for participation.

How do I apply?

When is the application deadline? There are various deadlines. Please refer to the dates listed on the application or contact us at admissions@img.com or 941-752-2569.

What is the Admissions process? All prospective student-athletes must submit a completed application, including academic records and recommendations. Also, we strongly encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit of the campus through the Student-Athlete Advisor of their respective sport program. The visit might include a class shadow experience and meetings with Admissions staff, coaches and faculty.

What is the minimum age? It varies by sport: Baseball (age 12), Basketball (13), Football (14), Golf (8 for non-boarding, 12 for boarding), Lacrosse (14), Soccer (12), Tennis (8 for nonboarding, 12 for boarding), Track & Field (13)

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The hallmark of an IMG Academy education is the ability to analyze information, while applying critical-thinking skills in order to learn in a way that best suits the individual student’s needs. The faculty and staff of IMG Academy work in conjunction with the parents, administrators, athletic and performance coaches, dorm mentors, and campus life staff members to provide an environment conducive to total academic, athletic and character development.

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“My son graduated with honors from high school and developed athletically to the point that his skills were highly sought after by more than 30 Division-I schools. I really appreciate all that IMG Academy has done for us as a family.� Jacqueline W., Parent


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»» Pre-K through 12th grade, with Post-Graduate options (co-ed and non-denominational)

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in grades 6-12 Independent, college preparatory program 98% of graduates attend college, with most earning substantial academic and/or athletic scholarships. The other 2% of our graduates have historically become professional athletes College-style class formats and class availability for more than 10 hours each day allowing maximum academic scheduling flexibility 13 languages spoken among faculty 20 faculty members with advanced degrees Classes incorporate Harkness Method of teaching to encourage creativity and communication Multiple Advanced Placement and honors classes offered Partnership with the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee for students looking to earn college credit while attending IMG Academy More than 100 web-based courses for students whose athletic competition schedule requires them to be off campus more than 50% of the time. A dedicated online supervisor monitors online students Enhanced online communication program connects parents, student-athletes, teachers and staff. Exam results, daily homework completion and classroom behavior assessments are reported through this program All faculty members provide special sessions in the evenings to work with students who need extra help, want to get ahead with their assignments or like working after class with their teachers

What is the quality of IMG Academy’s academics? Our track record speaks for itself. Recent student-athletes have been named Scholastic All-Americans and recent graduates have gone on to and succeeded at some of the most demanding institutions in the nation, including Brown, Duke, Harvard, Stanford and Yale to name just a few. Not coincidentally, many of these student-athletes attribute their ability to balance athletics and academics to what they learned at IMG Academy.

What are my chances of getting a college scholarship after attending IMG Academy? Nobody is guaranteed a college scholarship when they come to IMG Academy, but we will provide every opportunity possible to help you earn one. 57% of IMG Academy studentathletes in the past five graduating classes received athletic scholarships to compete in college. The opportunity for a scholarship is strong with the right amount of commitment and dedication. While much of the responsibility is on the student-athlete to perform to the best of their ability in their sport and in the classroom, we will provide all of the tools necessary to help you attain a scholarship, including a dedicated College Planning and Placement Center staff.

How does the academic/ athletic schedule work? IMG Academy utilizes a college-style A/B schedule that involves school in the morning and sport training in the afternoon or vice versa, depending on sport and individual schedule. This allows for an ideal environment that enhances improvement in all aspects of education and athletics.

How do I keep up with schoolwork if I’m traveling for my sport? We realize that IMG Academy is very unique in that many of our student-athletes travel frequently for competitions. However, the education requirements for student-athletes do not stop when they travel, as the balance is part of their preparation for collegiate life. Every student-athlete, parent and teacher has access to an online communication program where homework is assigned and monitored. All involved parties can communicate and plan through this system. Extra help with teachers is also available to student-athletes upon their return. If a team is scheduled to travel for more than five days, a teacher travels with the team to ensure that schoolwork is being completed.

How do you accommodate international students? Because of our strong international student-athlete base, we offer a variety of support programs to help those who need to better their English language speaking and writing proficiency. Our faculty also consists of teachers who collectively speak 13 languages. For more information, see page 18. IMG ACADEMY / ADMISSIONS GUIDE

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English/Grammar/Writing (grades 6-8) English Survey (9) World Literature/Honors World Literature (10) American Literature/Honors American Literature/ AP English Language and Composition (11) Contemporary Fiction/Honors British Literature/ Advanced Composition/AP English Literature and Composition

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Pre-Algebra/Algebra 1/Geometry (grades 6-8) Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II (9-10) Algebra III/Pre-Calculus (10-11) Calculus/AP Statistics/AP Calculus AB (11-12)

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General Science/Life Science/Physical Science(grades 6-8) Biology (9) Chemistry/Organic Chemistry (10) Physics/Marine Science/Anatomy and Physiology/Environment Science/ AP Biology/AP Chemistry/AP Environmental Science (11-12)


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World Cultures I, World Cultures II, American History (grades 6-8) World Geography (9) World History/AP World History (10) American History/AP American History (11) American Government/ Economics/Street Law/ Psychology/Politics and International Relations (12)

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The English Department has three areas of focus: literary analysis and critical thinking; formal writing, with emphasis on literary analysis essays and research-based writing; and grammar, mechanics, and vocabulary building. The overarching goal of the English Department is to develop students into stronger writers and thinkers in preparation for college. In middle school, teachers will introduce students to a variety of texts, genres, styles, and writing opportunities to teach literary analysis and formal writing skills in preparation for upper school.

The mission of the Mathematics Department is to prepare our unique population of student-athletes for success in college mathematics and future real-world applications of mathematics. The middle school program is guided by the Saxon series and utilizes a spiral approach in developing mathematical and scientific thought.

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In high school, students go more indepth with the four overarching literary genres: poetry, the novel, the short story, and the play. Further, students will prepare more rigorously for writing at the college level. Students will read, analyze, and write about a variety of texts across cultures, time periods, and genres.

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The high school program is a traditional series beginning with Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. These courses are designed for all students of all abilities and are the principal courses needed to meet the four math credit requirement for graduation. Students then expand and develop deeper mathematical thinking. In all courses, the focus of the Math Department is to develop, strengthen, and expand skills that encourage conceptual, abstract, and critical thinking in mathematics.


The focus of the IMG Academy curriculum is to develop critical thinking skills and capacities through the study of traditional subject area material. The school’s college preparatory curriculum prepares its student-athletes to successfully manage the rigorous schedule of scholarly and athletic demands of university life.

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department The Science Department strives to provide a current foundation in the elements of a scientific method, theory, applicability, and laboratory practice that will encourage the student to acquire an in-depth appreciation of the scientific enterprise. We explore the key role of science in human endeavor and practice a problem-solving, hands-on approach that allows the IMG Academy student to observe, analyze, and apply solutions to the personal experience and progression to the global community.

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department The Social Studies curriculum offers core history subjects for grades six through twelve. Some of the major learning skills that students will encounter in their coursework are critical thinking, primary/secondary source analysis, problem solving, writing skills development, cause-and-effect relationships, synthesizing information, mapping skills, technology integration, researching, and oral/written projects. Students will relate the concepts and material presented to the world we live in and target examples in everyday life.

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Consisting of Spanish, French and Mandarin, the Foreign Language Department emphasizes the teaching of language, literature, and culture of the subject area. Teachers are dedicated to increasing students’ oral and written fluency to enable them to interact with native speakers and to continue language learning beyond the classroom. Students are engaged through a wide variety of instructional resources and critical thinking activities that develop their ability to thrive in multicultural settings. The Foreign Language teachers adhere to the 2011 Florida Next Generation World Language Standards for lesson planning and assess students using the four language benchmarks of speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

Teachers incorporate elements into their lessons from a variety of teaching techniques, including the Socratic Method, the Harkness Method, and the “flipped classroom”, all proven methods of promoting the development of critical thinking skills.

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department The Art Department is composed of three full-time art instructors and a rotating artist workshop series. Middle School Art is offered as an elective. High School Art is divided into four areas of study: drawing, design, painting, and printmaking. Both Middle School and High School Art courses are studio-intensive and encourage technical skill development, including two-dimensional applications such as painting, drawing, design, and printmaking. To expand its offerings and exposure to three-dimensional art, the Art department hosts four to five artist run workshops throughout the year. Past workshops included glass-working, jewelry-making, wheel-throwing, and welding. Additionally, guest lecturers, photographers, graphic illustrators, and fashion designers, are routinely invited to speak about their work.

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international students

IMG Academy is truly a global environment that attracts student-athletes from around the world – all looking to reach their true potential. Last year alone, athletes from more than 80 countries trained and studied at IMG Academy. To ease their transition and prepare them for the next step in life, IMG Academy’s Intensive English Programs help non-native English speakers reach the same level of English-language proficiency as native speakers. International students have several options, depending on English proficiency and grade.

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Delivered through the IMG Academy Elementary School, classes introduce and practice all areas of writing, reading, listening and speaking.

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Delivered through the IMG Academy Middle School, classes provide a foundation for vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation development.

high school/ post-graduate Fundamental English

“The personalized attention from the teachers for the performance of each student made the language barrier not a burden anymore. The entire academic team helped our daughter finish the year with good grades and proficiency with the English language.”

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For students with a low level of English proficiency. Consists of four classes: Reading, Writing, Grammar and Academic Content.

Intensive English

For student-athletes who speak English at a beginner level, or for high school graduates from other countries who want to focus on TOEFL preparation. Designed to prepare student-athletes on F-1 student visas to succeed in U.S. education environments.

English Language Learners Academic Reading I and English Composition I For students with intermediate English proficiency

English Language Learners Academic Reading II and English Composition II For students with advanced English proficiency


frequently asked questions

How many international students attend IMG Academy? Over half of our students come from international backgrounds. Our student-athletes experience different cultures and become friends with others from around the globe. If you are uncomfortable speaking English, you will find that many IMG Academy faculty and staff members are multi-lingual.

Do I need to speak English fluently in order to be accepted? International student-athletes do not need to speak English fluently unless applying to grades 11 or 12. However, we do expect students to have a basic proficiency level in order to participate in the classroom, particularly in high school. English ability will not affect your acceptance, but IMG Academy reserves the right to mandate Intensive English instruction before beginning the college preparatory program.

Are TOEFL results required in my application? TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge results are required for application to grades 11 or 12. For all other grades, these scores are not required for admission to IMG Academy. If you do have TOEFL results or other English exam results, you are welcome to submit them with your application.

If I’m in a specific grade in my home country, will I be in that grade at IMG Academy? Perhaps. All non-U.S. school records will be evaluated by an independent company that specializes in international academic credentials. Since the U.S. education system is credit-based, this evaluation will identify your current number of high school credits, which will help us determine how many more credits you will need in order to graduate from IMG Academy.

Do I need a student visa? Most academic programs at IMG Academy are considered full-time study by the U.S. government. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you will need to obtain a student (F-1) visa or check the status of your current visa. Certain categories of visa holders are eligible to enroll, as well as certain dependents (spouse or children) of visa holders.

How do I get a student visa? After completing our application and enrollment processes, IMG Academy will provide you with the documents needed to present at the Embassy. It is up to you to make an appointment and appear for an interview. Please allow several weeks for the Embassy process. We are always happy to provide guidance and basic instructions; however, we are unable to provide legal advice or assist with change of visa status requests. We take pride in helping our students have as comfortable a visa application process as possible. International Advisors are available to answer your questions or concerns.

Are children able to sponsor their parents’ visa? Parents of a student are not able to use their child’s visa to enter the U.S. Parents must enter on a tourist visa, the Visa Waiver Program or enroll in their own academic program. For more information, contact Aga Cram at aga.cram@img.com, 941-739-7377.

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The IMG Academy’s College Planning and Placement Center (CPPC) works with all IMG Academy student-athletes and families to create an individualized roadmap for reaching their goal of studying and playing their sport at the collegiate level. This work begins when a student enters high school (grade 9) and incorporates families, coaches, and both university admission and athletic staff in our efforts.

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SAT Prep

We work with students in grades 9 and 10 in group settings. Students in grades 11 and 12 receive both individual counseling and specifically designed group meetings throughout the year.

The CPPC works to educate each student, family, coach, and staff member with the nuances of NCAA eligibility. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is made up of college and university member institutions which develop and implement rules and regulations to determine participation and protect fairness in every sport. Our staff offers educational workshops, monitors academic certification, tracks recruitment activities, and oversees amateurism issues so that students, parents, and college coaches can have full confidence that an IMG Academy graduate will have a complete understanding of the rules in place that govern their eligibility to play at the next level.

IMG Academy students take a yearlong, 40-hour SAT preparatory course that begins in the spring semester of their sophomore year and continues through the end of the fall semester of their junior years. The course is scheduled to coincide with the optimal timing for students to begin preparing for the test and also complete their preparation when they are expected to begin taking the SAT. Preparation includes critical strategies, test-taking tips, topic-specific lessons and online prep courses.

Athletic Recruiting Using the expertise of each our selected college athletic recruiting liaisons and supported by the IMG Academy Recruiting Portal, we connect our student-athletes with numerous university and college coaches using a variety of technology, campus-based events, and international competitions. Each sport at IMG Academy has at least one college athletic recruiting liaison. These liaisons will help the college advisors to guide students through the recruitment components of the overall college selection process. We ask all students and parents to take an active role in the recruiting process.

FACTS »» 98% of our graduates go on to study and compete at colleges and universities in the US and around the world »» Over 60% go on to NCAA D1 schools »» 30% go to US News and World Reports top 100 National Universities or Liberal Arts Colleges

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Resources such as the Naviance Family Connection (an on-line counseling tool), College Board, admissions visits, and college fairs to name just a few, are invaluable in this process.

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honors Dedicated Honors classes are available for several courses for students who have demonstrated above average motivation, determination and academic success. In order to be eligible for an Honors class, students should have earned a B+ or better in their previous subject area course and received approval from the administration. If a particular Honors class does not fit within the demands of a student’s schedule, IMG Academy also offers individual Honors contracts, which require students to complete additional assignments, take more challenging and additional assessments, and meet outside of regular class hours.

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placement IMG Academy participates in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. Nearly a dozen AP courses are offered to students who are motivated and capable of succeeding in college-level courses as indicated by earning A grades in the previous years’ coursework. Other criteria must also be met, including receiving instructor permission. Upon entry into an AP class, students and parents sign a contract obligating the student to maintain certain grades and to meet certain levels of classroom participation and effort. Advanced Placement weight and transcript designation will not appear until completion of the course AP exam. If a student does not sit for the AP exam, the course will be designated as an Honor-level course and receive the associated Honors GPA weight.

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IMG Academy is proud to be partnered with Riverview High School of Sarasota in Riverview’s IB Open World Schools Program. As a Link school, this exciting collaboration affords IMG Academy students the opportunity to select from a variety of online IB Diploma Program courses, both Standard Level and High Level, and to sit for the IB exams. All online IB Diploma courses are open to highly motivated, highachieving 11th grade students and are a two-year commitment. Credits earned for these courses apply toward an IMG Academy diploma and the courses are included on our school’s official high school transcript. 22

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The Learning Resource Center (LRC) program is designed to help students develop academic skills and strategies, while also receiving help on content area work that they are completing for their classes. Students can access the LRC if they are struggling academically or if they have an identified learning difference. The LRC faculty is trained in specific content areas so that students are able to utilize the strengths of the teachers, without having to leave the department when they come for class, academic advising or evening directed learning. Many students in the LRC are assigned a block during their academic day to receive assistance. The focus teachers work on executive functioning skills (planning and prioritizing, organization, and time management), as well as content area skills and strategies during this time (which typically lasts about 15 minutes per block). The rest

of the time is individualized to the particular need of the student and the work that they are currently completing. The faculty will also help with homework completion, preparing for assessments and learning how to manage long term projects. Parents of students enrolled in the LRC will receive communication every two weeks from the focus teacher outlining the progress the student is making in the student’s content area classes, along with what skills and strategies are being developed. Focus teachers also communicate with content area teachers and, when appropriate, dorm mentors, coaches, college planning and placement, and other key adults that the student interacts with on campus.

tutoring Private tutoring is available for any high school subject in addition to SAT, ACT, or SAT II subject tests. At IMG Academy, we accommodate students’ requests for tutoring

in a timely fashion and provide tutors who not only know their subjects, but also relate well to the student. Individual sessions are available weekday, evenings, and weekends.


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post-graduate The IMG Academy Post-Graduate Program provides an exciting opportunity for motivated studentathletes to broaden their college options by spending a “gap” year on our dynamic campus to enhance their academic profile, develop their athletic skills, and gain the confidence, maturity, and tools that will make college success a reality. At IMG Academy, our Post-Graduate student-athletes take a rigorous load of academic classes while participating in one of our sport programs, with SAT/ACT prep courses also available. Student-athletes have two options when going the Post-Graduate route:

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This post-graduate option includes several college courses offered on our campus and taught by professors from the University of South Florida. Courses are designed to transfer and satisfy requirements at most colleges and universities.

Advanced placement courses

This post-graduate option strengthens an already strong transcript or helps redeem grades with which a student is unhappy. This option is traditionally chosen by postgraduates who want to attend an elite academic university.

“He’s the best freshman leader I’ve seen in 22 years of coaching.” Tod Kowalczyk, University of Toledo men’s head coach on former IMG Academy basketball post-graduate J.T. Thomas to the Toledo Blade newspaper

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With caring and dedicated teachers creating a daily dynamic, stimulating and enriching learning environment, IMG Academy’s young students experience growth through personal attention and creative teachings.

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5th grade To ensure that all objectives are covered for each grade level in each unit for Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies, IMG Academy teachers use a balanced literacy approach throughout the curriculum. Within this core text curriculum, the elementary team combines an exciting project-based learning approach to enhance the learning experience to better meet the critical thinking objectives of the Common Core Standards for Reading and Math, and the Florida Sunshine Standards for Science and Social Studies. Small class sizes allow for enhancement of each individual’s program. In addition, the Seven Essential Skills and Capacities crucial to the 21st Century Learner, as identified by the National Association of Independent Schools, are weaved through all of the elementary school program’s lessons.

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Weekly specials (Art, Technology, Spanish, Physical Education, and Music) Monthly field trips coordinated with the Science curriculum Play-writing in coordination with Florida Studio Theater Organic Gardening Micro-community Studies Community Service Projects

For assessment purposes, student portfolios are kept throughout the year. IMG Academy also uses the Northwest Evaluation Association’s MAP testing services, with MAP examinations administered in the fall and at the end of spring to assess student growth and development. Consistent review of portfolios and test scores allow the elementary team to evaluate student progress and curriculum effectiveness.


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As part of the IMG Academy training and education methodology, it’s crucial to develop more than high-performing student-athletes. We strive to develop leaders with a strong moral fiber.

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Utilizing a revolutionary training curriculum that addresses all key areas of peak performance, IMG Academy promotes character development and overall personal evolution (refer to page 67 for more info).

As part of our methodology, student-athletes attend performance classes that address mental conditioning, leadership, and empowered female athletes to prepare them for life’s challenges after leaving the campus.

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

Integrates leadership, mental conditioning and nutrition education specifically tailored to meet the needs of females athletes in order to build a stronger self image, improved eating habits, and better communication and cooperation/competition skills.

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

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community outreach IMG Academy instills in students the importance of social responsibility. All IMG Academy student-athletes will be required to commit a set number of hours each academic year to community outreach.

Student-athletes are encouraged to explore ways that they can also give back. In past years, student-initiated outreach efforts have included raising money for Free the Children (builds schools for children in India) and building houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Other charitable organizations IMG Academy works with:

“The IMG Academy campus gives us, as parents, a great sense of reassurance, knowing that our children are in a safe, well-disciplined and stimulating environment which enhances their self-worth.� Arturo C., Parent of three IMG Academy student-athletes

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& social atmosphere IMG Academy’s boarding philosophy is built around three central tenants: personal, social and academic growth. Between the web of House Parents, coaches, teachers, administrators and other adult members of the IMG Academy community, your student-athlete will never have so many people trying to help them to succeed.

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We focus on life skills, peer-to-peer interactions, health, wellness and leadership. With a sense of structured independence, we want to let students take ownership of their life here from simple tasks like getting up in the morning to the more complex like the best ways to make use of their time. While they are making these independent choices, a team of adults is there to provide structure and ensure that students have the support they need to make the right decisions.

Our House Parents work with students on time-management and organization, cultivating good study habits and working with our Learning Resource Center and school in making sure a student has the proper academic support and tutoring they may need.

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student activities We take advantage of our premier location to provide students with access to first-class activities on- and off-campus. Whether it is a beach trip or a visit to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World, we strive to let our students see everything this area has to offer. On-campus options are plentiful and range from daily choices like relaxing by the pool, playing video games in the student lounge or cheering for fellow student-athletes in other sports to “special events” like “Welcome Back” parties, holiday celebrations, Homecoming, Prom and more.

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Through self-advocacy, being a positive member of a community and positive peer-to-peer/adult interaction, we help student-athletes become better prepared for college. A key component of this is having our House Parents help students see the best way to work through issues whether they are with roommates, on the practice field or in the classroom.

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The IMG Academy Student Council serves as the leadership group to provide a voice for the student body, while promoting self-confidence, leadership, teamwork and dedication. The Student Council:

Ambassadors not only act as an extension of the staff on campus but also act as representatives of the student body. Through their involvement with the Ambassador program, students will learn to live to a high standard and push themselves to be the best in all areas of campus life.

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Works as a liaison between administration, faculty, department heads and fellow peers in an effort to make positive change and improvements to the campus Serves as an ambassador in welcoming new and prospective students Meets weekly with the Director of Student Services, Community Service Coordinator, Activity Coordinator and other department leaders to discuss upcoming projects, events, community outreach services, campus life and problem solving

The Student Ambassador program was designed with the purpose of allowing students to be an extension of the staff through their involvement with various projects on campus and become leaders for the student body. The various projects in which an ambassador may help range from being a member for a panel discussion during open house weekends to acting as a liaison for campers during their stay.

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The Student Government is a student input group for activities, programs and new ideas for extra-curricular involvement. Students will meet once a week and may discuss any aspect of life within IMG Academy’s community. This group will be expected to make recommendations to IMG Academy’s Administration.

Student-athletes are interviewed and selected for the honor to supervise student residences, participate in some staff meetings, run residence house meetings and be given leadership opportunities that will be highlighted on their college applications.

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“When asked to describe my experience at IMG Academy, the answer is simple...Unique. When asked if I would do it all over again? Without any hesitation…IN A HEARTBEAT! IMG Academy embodies excellence and there is no place like it. The combination and quality of coaching, facilities, and in-house competition makes it a Total Triple Threat. The strive for excellence translates beyond sport and into life. The experiences and opportunities I had while I was at IMG Academy shaped me into the person and athlete I am today. IMG Academy took me from a national stage to a global mindset and I am truly sincere when I say that IMG Academy changed my life. However, the best part of my IMG Academy experience was the wonderful friendships and memories I made. As an IMG Academy alumnus, I will always treasure the time I spent as a student-athlete and I feel blessed to call IMG Academy home”. Mallory Cecil Class of 2009, Tennis Duke University graduate and NCAA tennis champion

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IMG Academy provides student-athletes with a variety of living options. From the state-of-the-art residence hall (Ascender Hall) to our luxurious apartment-style Academy Suites, student-athletes and their families are provided with numerous options to customize their living experience, while feeling at home on campus. Go to IMGACADEMY.COM for detailed information on all boarding options. 38

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By serving as supportive mentors and responsible leaders, our full-time Campus life team – led by our House Parents – have one main responsibility: the care and guidance of the student-athletes. House Parents promote a safe and positive living environment conducive to academic achievement, character development, personal growth and all-around well-being. Most importantly, our House Parents are trained on-site resources for our studentathletes. Available 24/7, two House Parents are assigned to each floor, with at least one House Parent on-call at all times to assist if an emergency may arise. House Parents promote a positive living environment, while uniting student-athletes to create a thriving floor and hall community.

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Included for all student-athletes, the junior dining room offers three nutritionally planned meals per day, and individual meal plans can be arranged for students with specific dietary needs.

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Student-athletes can also enhance their meal option with our Deluxe Meal Plan at the Lodge Clubhouse dining room. The Clubhouse dining room offers additional menu options & dinnerware turndown service. For those student-athletes living offcampus, we also provide a Deluxe Lunch Plan option which allows access to dine in the Lodge Clubhouse for lunch. Other: Nicky B’stro (full-service deli), Fresh ‘n Fast (healthy, convenient options like wraps and salads) and Snack Shop (first floor of Ascender Hall).

“We are one giant family on campus, regardless of background or culture. We are all there to support and encourage one another.” Sammie T., IMG Academy student-athlete

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Athletic training provides coverage for practices and competitions as well as daily treatment and rehabilitation for acute and chronic injuries. The in-house physical therapy clinic is staffed by the #1 Orthopedic Hospital in America, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and also provides rehabilitation services. State of the art equipment is used by the entire sports therapy team to accelerate the athletes return to play.

With a knowledgeable, compassionate team of nurses on duty 24 hours a day to assist, Health Services provides support to student-athletes for any type of medical issue. Health Services can also help studentathletes with pre-existing medical conditions by distributing prescription medication at designated times to ensure safety and proper dosage.

A full-service Aveda spa, the Wellness Spa allows student-athletes to enjoy the convenience of a full menu of spa options, including hair styling, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, skin care, beauty products and more.

Campus Safety The Campus Safety team maintains a safe and secure environment for campus occupants, while also being warm, relaxed and approachable to all. They provide 24/7 security at campus entrance and exits, as well as campus patrol.

If advanced medical care is necessary, an appointment can be scheduled with our on campus medical provider, with most major insurances accepted. If a referral to a specialist is recommended, the Health Services team will provide assistance by helping to schedule appointments and transportation.

Sports Shop The IMG Academy Sports Shop offers all of your equipment and apparel needs from training gear to shoes, and includes essential items like sun care products, coolers, and other accessories to maintain an elite training level.

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There’s a reason why IMG Academy has earned the reputation as the ultimate training ground for passionate student-athletes. With 450 acres dedicated to total development and improvement, IMG Academy is truly a Sports Utopia.

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Guided by the iconic Nick Bollettieri and led by Director Rohan Goetzke, former coach of 1996 Wimbeldon champion Richard Krajicek and professional tennis player Mario Ancic, the IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program sets the standards by which all tennis academies are measured. A pioneer in the industry, our program has developed champions at every level of the game and continues to produce complete players who have the technical, tactical, physical and mental skill to dominate the competition in any setting.

Depending on the academic schedule, our student-athlete’s are split into two sessions - morning or afternoon where they receive multiple hours of on-court training per day that includes match-simulation drills and match play. Off the court, all student-athletes utilize the cutting-edge “Mission Room� video analysis sessions designed to analyze on-court performance and enhance match play skills through proper shot combinations to minimize open-court opportunities for the opponent.

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Ages 8 – 11 (non-boarding), 12 – 19 (boarding). Post-Graduate programs available Morning or Afternoon on-court training sessions (dependent on academic schedule) consisting of technical training fundamentals, match simulation drills, match play and match strategy The world’s top collection of tennis coaches, led by the legendary Nick Bollettieri, coach of 10 worldwide No. 1’s, and Tennis Director Rohan Goetzke. 52 tennis courts (indoor, hard and clay) with V1 video analysis technology ‘Mission Room’ video analysis sessions Train beside the world’s top ATP and WTA players, who often come to IMG Academy to work on their own game Parents and students receive regular evaluation reports, which allows parents to be actively included in student development Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor student-athlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

In the past three years, tennis student-athletes have committed to universities like Arizona, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, Duke, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, LSU, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and many more.

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940 singles titles, 441 doubles titles 12 Olympic Gold Medals 10 Alumni have reached #1 in the world in singles and 4 have been #1 in the world in doubles 86 Grand Slam singles titles, 49 Grand Slam doubles titles (ATP, WTA and ITF events) 12 USTA Boys National Champions singles titles 20 Eddie Herr singles titles 31 Easter Bowl singles titles 17 Junior Grand Slam singles titles 11 Grade A singles titles and 9 Grade A singles finalists 60 D-I signees since 2009

Home of Eddie Herr International

“I love IMG Academy, as it is the epitome of hard work, which is needed to become the best, yet Nick Bollettieri and his staff always ensure that we have fun while training.” Sabine Lisicki, IMG Academy alumnus and WTA star

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Andre Agassi, 8x Grand Slam winner Boris Becker, 6x Grand Slam winner Jim Courier, 4x Grand Slam winner Tommy Haas, 12 ATP titles Ryan Harrison, Youngest player to win ATP match Martina Hingis, 5x Grand Slam winner

Jelena Jankovic, 12 WTA titles Sabine Lisicki, 3 WTA titles Xavier Malisse, 3 ATP titles Max Mirnyi, 5x Grand Slam Doubles winner Kei Nishikori, 2 ATP title Marcelo Rios, 18 ATP titles

Monica Seles, 9x Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, 4x Grand Slam winner Heather Watson, 1 WTA title Serena Williams, 13x Grand Slam winner Venus Williams, 7x Grand Slam winner

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No other program in the world has won as many junior tournaments, generated as many college scholarships or put as many players on professional tours as the IMG Academy golf program. Success on the course begins with preparation off the course and at IMG Academy, students develop their game through a periodization approach that addresses the technical, pre-competition and competition phases, resulting in lower scores and golfers who learn how to play, not just how to swing. Our IMG Academy coaching staff, who averages 10-plus years of coaching and has successfully completed one of the most rigorous coaching certification processes in the industry; group

our student-athletes of similar ability levels into small-group settings in order to help develop and refine proper mechanics for the individual golfer. Combining all aspects of training, coaching, on-course play at least twice a week plus weekend tournaments, state-of-the-art swing analysis technology and and physical/mental training, IMG Academy students vastly improve all areas of their game.

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Ages 8 – 11 (Non-boarding), 12 – 19 (boarding). Post-Graduate programs Led by Director David Whelan, our coaching staff’s pedigree is unmatched including training with countless amateur and professional players on the PGA, LPGA, Symetra, Nationwide, European and Asian tours Small-group training where players of similar ability levels train together focusing on in aspects of technical mechanics, course management and swing analysis Industry leading technology, including TrackMan and V1 video analysis Championship-level 6,900-yard IMG Academy Golf Club course, double-sided driving range, multiple putting greens and chipping/pitching stations In-house tournaments and entry into various regional and national tournaments enhance on-course skill Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor student-athlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

In 2013, 65% of our student-athletes graduated and went on to play at the D-1 level universities including Princeton, Georgetown, Boston College, Arkansas, Florida State University, UNLV and Baylor University.

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151 Rolex Junior All-Americans (include the Junior All-Star Team and Academic All-Americans) 10 Rolex (AJGA) Players of the Year 4 Scholastic All-Americans 1 U.S. Women’s Open Champion 4 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champions and 3 U.S. Amateur Champions 2 U.S. Amateur runner-up 1 U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion Numerous wins on the LPGA, PGA, Symetra, Nationwide, European and Asian Tours 128 D-I signees since 2009

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“It’s one of the best decisions my family and I ever made to go to IMG Academy… To me, it’s a wonderful place to be around with so many other great athletes.” Paula Creamer, 2010 U.S. Women’s Open champion, IMG Academy alumnus

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Paula Creamer, U.S. Women’s Open champion (2010) Julieta Granada, Won LPGA’s first $1 million tournament prize (2006) Emiliano Grillo, 2012 European Tour player Jessica Korda, Australian Women’s Open champion (2012) Mika Miyazato, LPGA Safeway Classic champion (2012)

Sean O’Hair, Four PGA Tour wins Victoria Tanco, 2x Rolex/AJGA Junior Player of the Year Peter Uihlein, 2x Rolex Player of the Year, U.S. Amateur Champion (2010) Casey Wittenberg, 1st on Web.com money list (2012)

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The IMG Academy soccer program is committed to the development and placement of players at the next level. The principles of leadership, determination, respect and teamwork, along with the staff’s commitment to develop each individual’s game, allow you to maximize your ability on the pitch and in life.

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There’s a reason why countless IMG Academy soccer program alumni have gone on to play at some of the top D-I programs, MLS teams and European clubs – individualized player development within a team setting. Competing in multiple regional, state, national and international tournaments, including the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy League, IMG Academy consists of eight boys’ teams (U-19, U-18 Academy League, U-17, U-16 Academy League, U-16, U-15 and U-14) led by some of the top coaches in the game with an emphasis on position-specific improvement, including goalkeeping.

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Ages 12 – 19. Post-Graduate programs available College-style scheduling with soccer in the morning and school in the afternoon (or vice versa) The nation’s top coaching staff, led by Director Scott Dean, includes multiple coaches with USSF “A” license and national, professional and collegiate coaching/playing experience 13 professional-quality Bermuda grass fields, locker rooms and video lecture halls for match analysis In-house tournaments and entry into various regional and national tournaments enhance on-course skill Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor student-athlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

Official MLS Eastern Preseason Training Home

Member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy

“I don’t know where I’d be in my career if it wasn’t for IMG Academy. You have access to everything you need on and off the field.” Heath Pearce, New York Red Bulls/IMG Academy alum

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Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Buriram United (Thailand) DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico Primera Division) Zak Boggs, formerly of New England Revolution Reinaldo Brenes, Sporting Kansas City Kevin Burns, Columbus Crew

Jon Busch, San Jose Earthquakes Blair Gavin, New England Revolution Marlon Hairston, Colorado Rapids Stephen Keel, New York Red Bulls Jari Litmanen, Ajax Tim Howard, Everton

Aron Johannsson, AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) Kurt Morsink, formerly of D.C. United Hidetoshi Nakata, Japan, Parma (Italia Serie A) Heath Pearce, New York Red Bulls Michael Parkhurst, Columbus Crew Zarek Valentin, Bodo/Glimt (Norway) IMG ACADEMY / ADMISSIONS GUIDE

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The IMG Academy girls soccer program is a direct pipeline to some of nation’s top universities and the U.S. Women’s National Team. Combining proven technical and tactical training elements with soccer-specific off-field training, athletes learn to excel in all phases of the game. Led by Director Bobby Johnston, a former D-I women’s soccer coach, and a staff of coaches with decades of experience coaching the girls’ game, IMG Academy offers the nation’s most effective program for developing talent and sending student-athletes to the collegiate level. With five girls’ teams (U-19, U-17, U-16, U-15 and U-14), IMG Academy teaches both the tactical and technical elements for elite play. Girls learn proper fundamentals through position-specific instruction and game strategy that helps them become individually effective, while promoting team success.

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Ages 12 – 19. Post-Graduate programs available College-style scheduling with soccer in the morning and school in the afternoon (or vice versa) The nation’s top coaching staff, led by Director Bobby Johnston, includes multiple coaches with USSF “A” license and national, professional and collegiate coaching/playing experience 13 professional-quality Bermuda grass fields, locker rooms and video lecture halls for match analysis In-house tournaments and entry into various regional and national tournaments enhance on-course skill Recent graduates have gone on to such academic and soccer powers like: Brown, California, Columbia, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Vanderbilt and more Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor student-athlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

“The preparation for daily life, soccer and academics at IMG Academy was the main reason I got to college. You learn many lessons about yourself… The transition to college and now professional life still mirrors my development at the Academy.” Megan Manthey, IMG Academy alumna, current professional for Seattle Sounders Women

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Andrea Brawner Erin Davis Anne Makinen Gillian Hatch

Bryane Heaberlin Heidi Hollenbeck Susanne Keikari Laura Keikari

Shelby Payne Sydney Payne Erika Tymrak Callie Withers

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The IMG Academy baseball program has a proven reputation for producing dominant teams and elite athletes who can perform at the next level.

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Each IMG Academy coach brings expertise for specific positions or areas of the game, allowing athletes to receive the caliber of position-specific training unavailable at other prep baseball programs. IMG Academy offers five teams (PostGraduate, Varsity (2), Junior Varsity and 15U) that play some of the top teams at a regional and national level. Within the team setting, though, the focus is set on individual development by offering a professional-style training environment that pushes players to reach their full potential.

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Multiple players selected in the MLB Draft each year since 2006 9 national tournaments won since 2009 Program-high team ranking of No. 6 nationally 16 student-athletes named to All-America teams since 2009 45+ D-I signees since 2009

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Ages 12 – 19. Post-Graduate programs available Collegiate-style training (half of the day spent in the classroom, half spent training on the field or in Athletic and Personal Development disciplines) Nation’s top coaching staff, led by Director Dan Simonds, a former collegiate and professional player and coach Pro-quality training facilities, including three full-size fields, four practice fields, indoor and outdoor batting cages (including ProBatter PX2 Professional pitching machine) and multiple bullpens Local, regional and national competition provide maximum collegiate and professional exposure. At least two players selected in the MLB Draft in each of the past five years Recent graduates have gone on to such academic and baseball powers like: Arizona State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Pepperdine, Stanford, UC Irvine, Wake Forest and more. Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor studentathlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

Home of the IMG Academy National Classic

Home of the IMG Academy Wood Bat League

“For a parent to have the opportunity to allow their child to learn, develop their athletic ability and interact with student-athletes from all over the world – in different sports – is a very unique and rewarding experience. IMG Academy prepares the student-athlete for the future, whether it be for college or on to the professional ranks.” Cliff P., Father of IMG Academy alumnus and MLB scout

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Pedro Alvarez, 2013 NL All Star Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays Welington Castillo, Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro, 2x NL All Star Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals

Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox Josh Hamilton, 2010 AL MVP Andrew McCutchen, 2x All Star John Ryan Murphy, New York Yankees 2nd Round pick Tyler Pastornicky, Atlanta Braves

Chris Perez, 2x All Star, Los Angeles Dodgers Carlos Quentin, San Diego Padres Joey Votto, 2010 NL MVP Vernon Wells, 3x AL All Star Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

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Focusing on the individual player, we build skill sets from the ground up by giving players the tools they need to compete against higher level competition. Teaching both fundamental and advanced techniques and tactics, our coaching staff is able to bring out the best in each athlete.

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Led by Director Kenny Natt, a former NBA head coach and player, the program utilizes a multi-phased approach to player development that includes player evaluation, position-specific skill instruction and competition, IMG Academy is a proven destination for players seeking improvement.

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Ages 13 – 19. Post-Graduate programs available Collegiate-style schedule of half-day of academics and half-day of training Experienced coaching staff with various areas of expertise, led by Director Kenny Natt, a 15-year NBA coach Four regulation hardwood courts, professional-quality locker rooms and meeting rooms to break down film In-house tournaments and entry into various regional and national tournaments enhance on-course skill Four boys’ teams with no more than 12 players on each roster Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor studentathlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

did you know? In the past three years, basketball student-athletes have committed to universities like Arizona, Florida State, Hofstra, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, Stanford, UConn, DePaul and more

“(My son) has grown tremendously in terms of knowledge, performance and maturity. A large part of this is due to the exceptional professionalism of IMG Academy coaches and staff.” Dan K., father of an IMG Academy basketball program student-athlete

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Renaldo Balkman, 1st round pick Michael Beasley, Miami Heat DeJuan Blair, Dallas Mavericks Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls DeAndre Daniels, UConn

Phil Greene, St. John’s University Moe Harkless, Orlando Magic Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans Kendall Marshall, Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Martin, Minnesota Timberwolves

Dwight Powell, Stanford University Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks Jamari Traylor, University of Kansas

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The IMG Academy girls basketball program, led by a former D-I and WNBA player/coach, offers the type of encouraging and competitive learning environment needed for any player to maximize her ability.

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Ages 13 – 19. Post-Graduate programs available Collegiate-style schedule of half-day of academics and half-day of training Position-specific instruction led by Girls Director, Shell Dailey, and a full staff of girls coaches Four regulation hardwood courts, professional-quality locker rooms and meeting rooms to break down film In-house tournaments and entry into various regional and national tournaments enhance on-course skill Two teams (Developmental and National) play a mix of local, regional, statewide and national competition Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor student-athlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

After meeting coach Dailey, I knew she was the person and coach to prepare my daughter to reach her dream of playing in college. IMG Academy prepared her to balance school, rigorous practices and teammate bonding and helped her obtain her dream of playing at the D-1 level.” Jill G., Mother of IMG Academy alumni

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Monique Alexander, UCLA Mimmie Besnoin, Tulsa Myesha Broaden, San Jose State Marisa Gobuty, Syracuse Natascha Hartvich, Fresno State Rina Hill, LSU

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As the nation’s only lacrosse residency program, IMG Academy continues to revolutionize the sport. The program integrates the concepts and principles of both the indoor (box) and field versions of lacrosse, with comprehensive Athletic and Personal Development training in an intensive player development format. Student-athletes find total individual development within a team format. By utilizing an expert coaching staff, innovative instruction, and an integrated academic, athletic, and sport-specific training approach, the IMG Academy lacrosse player graduates with the technical skills, game-level IQ, and strategic awareness essential to establishing a successful college career. There is no better place to become faster, stronger, more skilled and powerful as a player than IMG Academy. With its professional-quality facilities, world-class curriculum and expert coaching, the IMG Academy lacrosse program is where players go to become their best.

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Residency boarding/preparatory school for Ages 13-19. Post-Graduate programs available Led by Director and Head Coach Bill Shatz, IMG Academy expert staff provides position-specific instruction enhancing both individual and team performance Innovative lacrosse curriculum that integrates indoor (box) concepts and principles with field lacrosse Comprehensive analytics on player development and performance including bio-mechanical analysis, in-game performance breakdown and on-going performance analytics to help fine tune a player’s training program Professional quality 5,000-seat stadium and professional grade practice fields. 40,000 sq-foot Field House with home/ visitor locker rooms, meeting rooms and Athletic Training room Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor IMG Academy student-athlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

“Before coming to IMG Academy, I never thought my goal of attending an Ivy League university was even possible. Thanks to my team of coaches, teachers, and college advisors here, I have been able to not only improve my game on the field, but inside the classroom as well.” Marc-Antoine Pion, lacrosse student-athlete

notable

alumni/ trainees

Hannah Nielsen, 2x Tewaaraton Trophy winner Mike Pressler, Team USA head coach Chazz Woodson, One of the most dynamic players in MLL history

Johnny Mouradian, Canadian Hall of Famer, GM/Head Coach of Philadelphia Wings Mark Burnam, 5x All-World Iroquois National Player Marty Ward, Former Iroquois National Team starting goalkeeper/collegiate All-American

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To play football at the collegiate level, student-athletes need instruction from experienced coaches who know how to get there and what it takes to succeed. The football coaches at IMG Academy have both the coaching expertise and playing pedigree that provides student-athletes with the ultimate training ground to become bigger, stronger, faster and smarter football players.

football


Led by Director and noted quarterback coach, Chris Weinke, a former NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and member of the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame, IMG Academy offers position-specific instruction from coaches like E.G. Green (Offensive Coordinator, former Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver), Joe Sturdivant (Defensive Coordinator, former collegiate player and head coach of professional European football team), and Offensive Line coach and former Super Bowl winner Michael Gruttadauria. Off the success of our Varsity team, the IMG Academy football program will be fielding a Junior Varsity team in the Fall of 2014. IMG Academy will continue to prepare studentathletes for their next step in life, thus establishing itself as a premier college preparatory school.

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Varsity and Junior Varsity teams Ages 13-19. Post-Graduate programs available Led by Director and former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, Chris Weinke, the IMG Academy football staff includes multiple former NFL and collegiate players Football training includes position-specific instruction and drills, 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 scrimmages, and classroom field work Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Professional quality 5,000-seat stadium and professional grade practice fields. 40,000 sq-foot Field House with home/visitor locker rooms, meeting rooms and Athletic Training room set to open Spring 2014. Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor IMG Academy student-athlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

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In 2013, IMG Academy scheduled eight 2012 playoff teams of the ten scheduled and finished the season 9-2, with the Ascenders scoring a total of 317 points, holding our opponents to an average of only 13 points per game.

Official training facility of the International Federation of American Football

Home of the National Football Association 7v7 National Championship

“Coach Weinke and staff run, without question, the most complete football program. Coaching is focused on the fundamentals of the game, something that is simple to talk about, but very difficult to accomplish. We… heartily recommend to anyone who is serious about their son getting better, not just in football, but in life to experience football the IMG Academy way.” Kris J., Parent of an IMG Academy alumnus

notable

trainees

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins Anthony Castonzo, Indianapolis Colts Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers Mark Herzlich, New York Giants

Geno Smith, New York Jets Montee Ball, Denver Broncos Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings Deandre Hopkins, Houston Texans Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals

Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville Jaguars Kellen Winslow, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Track & Field and Cross Country program is led by Director Loren Seagrave. As one of the most successful coaches in the sports history, Coach Seagrave and his staff bring an unprecedented science based training methodology to maximize the skills of student-athletes in all Track & Field and Cross Country events.

track & field and cross country


Having coached more than 140 NCAA All-Americans, 5 NCAA championshipwinning teams and more than 50 World Championships and Olympic medalists, Seagrave brings that same level of proven instruction mixed with cuttingedge technology to the youth level. Available in a track & field-only or multisport (track & field paired with another IMG Academy sport) format, the program includes training in all track & field events, with student-athletes competing in Florida High School Athletic Association, USA Track & Field and open/invitational competitions. Students will work with an experienced coaching staff, including Seagrave – one of the founding fathers of coaching education in the U.S. and the International Association of Athletics Federations’ head of curriculum development for sprint and hurdle – or experts in their discipline.

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Personalized training based on age, skill level, and event Ages 13-19. Post Graduate programs are available Track & facility features a 5,000 seat capacity stadium, with 8 lane 400m track, 2 Pole Vault Runways with international level landing mats, 2 long and triple jump runways, and a dedicated long throws area with multiple circles with multiple shot circle. Cutting-edge technology to facilitate development, including highspeed video analysis Physical and Mental Conditioning with Performance classes to facilitate total development. See Page 67 Dedicated College Planning and Placement staff to mentor studentathlete and his family through the NCAA college recruitment process

did you know? The IMG Academy Track & Field and Cross Country Program coaches have 75 years of coaching experience combined.

“With IMG Academy, I have a place where I can totally focus, have great weather, be able to train every day, have great facilities and have a coach who could take my talents to the next level.” LaShawn Merritt, 2008 Olympic 400-meter gold medalist and 2013 IAAF 400-meter and 4x400 meter gold medalist

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trainees

LaShawn Merritt (USA) Tianna Bartoletta (USA) David Prince (USA) Amaru Schenkel (SUI) Candyce McGrone (USA)

Libania Grenot (ITA) Matteo Galvan (ITA) Demetrius Pinder (BAH) Li Jinzhe (CHN) Angelo Taylor (USA)

Joice Maduaka (GBR) Zhang Peimeng (CHN) Claudio Licciardello (ITA) Sherone Simpson (JAM) Anaso Jobodwana (RSA) Darya Klishina (RUS)

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athletic & personal development (APD)


As the operating system for all sports, Athletic & Personal Development (APD) training disciplines have helped countless student-athletes maximize their potential. Utilizing a revolutionary training curriculum that addresses all key areas, APD programs promote athletic progression, character development, leadership and overall personal evolution.

the seven

disciplines physical CONDITIONING Sport-specific strength, power, movement, speed, agility, flexibility, and conditioning.

mental conditioning Developing the high performance mindset to build the confidence to train and compete at your best on any given day.

nutrition Optimal everyday nutrition, eating plans, body composition, energy balance, body weight issues, dietary supplements and hydration strategies.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING Personal presence, communication skills, building character and accountability.

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Learn from the industry’s top performance specialists who work with pros from the NFL, MLB, NBA/WNBA, NLL, ATP/ WTA, and PGA/LPGA. Improve in sports and life through seven unique training disciplines: Physical Conditioning, Mental Conditioning, Nutrition, Leadership, Vision Training, Athletic Body Management, and Life Skills Improve your area of need by developing every area of your performance with the same specialists that work with our college and professional athletes

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

Athletic Body Management Combination of athletic training, physical therapy and regeneration massage to decrease the chance of injury and promote optimal training

LIFE SKILLS Develop high-performance habits in both sports and life.

Ideal for all-around development in any sport

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the three tiers

of training 2 - Athletic & Personal Development Classes

1 - Core training Consists of Physical Conditioning and Movement Training (delivered multiple times per week) and Mental Conditioning (once per week), as well as Nutrition and Leadership Training classes delivered 1-2 times per semester and Certified Athletic Trainers who cover practices and competitions as well as an athletic training room available for students. All IMG Academy student-athletes receive Core Training as part of their sport programming.

As part of the sport curriculum, all studentathletes receive four Performance classes each school year. Each APD class lasts for 7 weeks. The classes are selected by the sport director and coaches based on what they feel will benefit the student-athlete the most, with students then rotating to a different class for each 7-week period. Each class has a tailored sport-specific curriculum. Classes includes: »» »» »» »» »» »»

Leadership 1 Leadership 2 Nutrition 1 Nutrition 2 Science of Speed 1 Science of Speed 2

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3 – Additional Services Need some extra work in a specific discipline like mental conditioning or nutrition? Delivered in a one-on-one setting, a la carte additional services can sharpen your skill and create a customized plan to help you reach your goals.

Vision Training 1 Vision Training 2 Yoga Mental Toughness Stress Management Empowered Female Athletes

“The (Athletic and Personal Development specialists) have guided my strength, conditioning, speed, agility, quickness and endurance training for nearly 10 years. I highly recommend it to serious athletes of any age and any sport.” Maria Sharapova, 4x Grand Slam champion

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Michael Johnson, 4x Olympic gold medalist Eli Manning, 2x Super Bowl MVP Kevin Martin, Oklahoma City Thunder Joe Mauer, 5x All Star/2009 AL MVP Andrew McCutchen, 2013 NL MVP after McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates Cam Newton, #1 overall pick in 2011 NFL Draft Paul Rabil, 2011 Major League Lacrosse MVP Maria Sharapova, 4x Grand Slam champion Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins Joey Votto, 2010 National League MVP Vera Zvonareva, 12 WTA titles

Jacksonville Jaguars Paula Creamer, 2010 U.S. Women’s Open champion Mika Miyazato, 2 JLPGA major championships John Ryan Murphy, New York Yankees University of Louisville women’s soccer and lacrosse University of Alabama football, 2009, 2011 and 2012 BCS champions Florida State University football, 2010 AC Atlantic Division champion Texas A&M women’s soccer Misty May-Treanor, 3x Olympic gold medalist University of Southern Cal men’s tennis, Three consecutive NCAA championships U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks


athletics

academics athletic and personal development

Physical Conditioning

Athletic body management

PREGENERATION

SPORTS THERAPY EVALUATION

SPEED & MOVEMENT STRENGTH & POWER FLEXIBILITY, BALANCE & CORE

INJURY PREVENTION

PERSONAL PROFILE

NUTRITION GOALS & STRATEGIES

Vision

VISUAL ACUITY

VISION STRENGTHENING

PROACTIVE REHABILITATION

INJURY MANAGEMENT/ EDUCATION

NUTRIENT INTAKE & TIMING

SUPPLEMENTS

Mental Conditioning

LEADERSHIP

AWARENESS

COMMUNICATION

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

PERSONAL PRESENCE

THOUGHT MANAGEMENT

BODY FRAMEWORK

CONDITIONING

REGENERATION

Nutrition

life skills

PLACEMENT

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

SAT/ACT TEST

CAREER PLANNING

RECRUITING

ORGANIZATION/ TIME MANAGEMENT

APPLICATIONS

ADAPTABILITY

CHARACTER BUILDING

VISUAL APPLICATION

VISUAL ENHANCEMENT

COLLEGE PREP

TEAMWORK

ACCOUNTABILITY

APPLICATION

CONVERSATION/ INTERVIEW SKILLS

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Thank you to our

Premier Sponsors

Sponsors

Elite Sponsors

on-campus Value-Added Partner Services Official Sponsors

Offered to every student-athlete is the most innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories in the market provided by the world’s one true performance brand, Under Armour®.

The Gatorade Sports Science Institute focuses on improving performance from a nutrition, hydration, and recovery perspective by providing usable knowledge, strategies, and tools that directly impact performance. By participating in GSSI testing, we can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, while at the same time, establish a baseline of your current physiology.

IMG joined forces with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to provide a robust rehabilitation program focused on differential diagnosis, treatment, accelerated injury recovery, and injury prevention. Athletes are also supported by a full team of athletic trainers with state of the art equipment and facilities.

Motus, a leading 3D motion capture and sports technology company, provides biomechanical assessments across all sports to help athlete’s enhance their performance and reduce their risk of injury. Motus compares your golf swing, baseball swing, throw, or joint stability to elite and healthy professional athletes to help the training and coaching staff meet your custom needs.

ALINE Systems provides every student-athlete with a free lower body analysis and the opportunity to purchase custom ALINE performance insoles, which help place the body in its most powerful position, while decreasing the potential for injury.

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