- Things to do
Established in 1978, with a pioneering concept known as the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, IMG Academy has since grown to become a global phenomenon. Today, IMG Academy is the world’s leading sports education brand, providing access and opportunity for student-athletes with an innovative suite of on-campus and online programming. IMG Academy supports the entire student-athlete developmental journey from exploration to specialization to graduation through:
Boarding school and camps on its cutting-edge campus in Bradenton, Florida.
IMG Academy+ online coaching with a focus on personal development through the lens of sport and performance.
NCSA College Recruiting, provides tools, coaching and access to a network of 40,000 college coaches.
IMG Academy is the only education brand directly responsible for filling one-quarter of all college roster spots on an annual basis. In 2021 alone, IMG Academy helped place 30,000 kids into college.
IMG Academy student-athletes have the opportunity to attend a variety of events in addition to annual prom and homecoming dances. Journey through global cuisines with food fairs, explore cultural traditions at dance and music festivals, play games at on-site carnival and arcade nights, or simply settle in and socialize at our recreational area outside the residence halls. IMG's campus life activities are age-appropriate and are chosen to provoke new memories, broaden cultural experiences, and create lasting memories as a community.
Sample campus life activities
- 20+ student clubs and organizations to join
- Movie nights
- Arcade game night
- Carnival spring break send off
- Winter wonderland (real snow brought in!)
- New Years block party
- Glow basketball tournament
- Seasonal events and activities
- Diverse, cultural events
- Beach days
- Mini golf days
OFF-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Chaperoned Trips
IMG offers chaperoned trips and transportation to local retail stores, restaurants, and points of interest. Excursions are also available to local theme parks, sporting events, and other local attractions.
- University Town Center (shopping mall)
- Target & Walmart
- Publix & Whole Foods
- Anna Maria Island
- St Petersburg Pier
- Busch Gardens
- Top Golf
- Disney World
- Universal Studios
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Tampa Bay Rays
Some of the facilities available at IMG Academy include:
- Tennis facilities: IMG Academy has over 50 tennis courts, including hard, clay, and indoor courts. The tennis facilities are designed to cater to players of all levels, from beginners to professionals.
- Fitness and training facilities: IMG Academy has a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes a weight room, cardio equipment, and other exercise machines. They also have a performance center where athletes can receive training in speed, agility, and other areas of performance.
- Baseball and softball facilities: The baseball and softball facilities at IMG Academy include multiple fields, batting cages, and pitching mounds.
- Soccer facilities: IMG Academy has multiple soccer fields, including a FIFA regulation-sized stadium, where athletes can train and compete.
- Golf facilities: The golf facilities at IMG Academy include a 9-hole golf course and a driving range.
- Swimming facilities: IMG Academy has multiple swimming pools, including an Olympic-sized pool, where athletes can train and compete.
- Other facilities: IMG Academy also offers facilities for basketball, lacrosse, football, track and field, and more.
In addition to the facilities, IMG Academy also offers a range of services for athletes, including academic support, nutrition and sports psychology counseling, and injury prevention and treatment.