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IMG ACADEMIES

IMG Academies is the world's largest and most successful network of multi-sport training facilities. Headquartered on a 190-acre campus in Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academies divisions include:
  • Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy
  • The David Leadbetter Golf Academy
  • The IMG Soccer Academy
  • The Baseball Academy
  • The Basketball Academy
  • International Performance Institute
  • IMG Hockey Academy
  • Internexus-Florida (Language School)
  • Bollettieri Sports Medicine Center
  • IMG Academies Mental Conditioning

Training programs for juniors, adults and professionals within each of the sport disciplines noted above include:

  • Full-time (September - May) academy semesters (with three private school education options)
  • Short-Time Weekly Sessions
  • Summer Camp Weekly Programs
  • Holiday Camp Programs
  • Team Training
  • Off-season/Pre-season training sessions geared toward Professional athletes.
  • Adult weeks, mini weeks, sessions, schools and retreats

Nearly 400 students take part in the full-time academy semester programs annually, of which 95% go on to college. Of those 95%, in 2002 80% received some form of college scholarship assistance. Thousands more, from over 70 countries, attend IMG Academies on a multiple week basis throughout the year. Athletes who have trained on-site include:
Tennis: Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova and Serena and Venus Williams, Tommy Haas, Xavier Malisse and Maria Sharapova.
Golf: Aree and Naree Wongluekiet, David Gossett, Casey Wittenberg and Ty Tryon.
Baseball: Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, John VanBenschoten, Scott Williamson and Wilson Alvarez.
Football: Tim Couch, Chad Pennington, Cade McNown, Grant Wistrom, Freddie Mitchell and Charlie Batch.
Soccer: Tampa Bay Mutiny, Chicago Fire, NY/NJ MetroStars, San Jose Earthquakes, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, The Chinese Women's National and the U.S. National Under-18, 17 and 16 Boys and Under 16 Girls Teams.
Basketball: Al Harrington, Jared Jeffries, Tyronn Lue, Erick Barkley, Mikke Moore, Adonal Foyle, Jeff Foster.
Hockey: Michael Henrich, Drew Fata, Rico Fata, Tim Gleason, Colt King and Rotislav Klesa


IMG Academies' forte is its periodization approach to the Technical, Tactical, Physical, Mental and Nutritional elements of training. The Academy environment is geared toward producing well-educated athletes who thrive under the pressures of competition.

Key IMG Academies' features include: Dormitory housing and the Bollettieri Resort Villas and Lodges; separate junior and adult cafeterias; swimming pools; Internexus-Florida (Language School); Sports Medicine Center; Mental Conditioning, fully equipped pro shops; a computer learning center; indoor courts; a 30,000 square foot artificial turf dome; and three private school academic options including the on-campus Pendleton School.

IMG Academies is represented internationally, as well, with a total of eighteen David Leadbetter Golf Academies and three Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academies across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Working with IMG's recreational real estate group, the IMG Academies network of training programs have been at the forefront of sport development in many markets.