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  • IMG Soccer Academy

    1. 1. IMG Soccer Academy Division of IMG Academies
    2. 2. IMG Academies: Overview “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can.” Spread out over nearly 300 acres in sunny Florida, IMG Academies (IMGA) is the most advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport training and educational facility ever created for athletes.  With two private academic schools on campus and students from over 46 states and 80 countries, IMGA is the largest and most successful school ever created for devoted athletes. Nowhere else in the world do aspiring and professional athletes in a variety of sports bond in one place during their season, off-season and pre-season to train within such a dynamic and motivating environment.  IMGA delivers world-class sports training experiences to over 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult and professional athletes each year.  In fact, IMGA can custom design a sports/recreation experience for every member of the family. 2 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    3. 3. IMG Academies: Overview Today, IMG Academies’ Divisions include: Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (NBTA) David Leadbetter Golf Academy (DLGA) IMG Soccer Academy “…anyone who pays close IMG Baseball Academy IMG Basketball Academy attention to (IMG Academies’) IMG Swimming Academy instruction should emerge with IMG Performance Institute (IPI) something like a Ph.D.-level Evert Tennis Academy (Boca Raton, FL) knowledge of the game.” Pendleton School (k-12 private school)                                                                         University of Miami satellite campus -New York Times Magazine Sports Medicine Center The Wellness Spa “When it comes to size, scope IMGA offers a wide range of training programs, including: and star power, IMG Full-time Residency Programs Weekly Camps 52 weeks a year Academies....has no peer.”                                                                      Holiday Camps -Sports Illustrated Summer Camps Adult Programs Team Training Camps Corporate Outings “…the country’s most In-Season / pre-season / off-season programs comprehensive playground for Coaching Symposiums athletes in training.” Clinics on-site or off-site                                                                           Tournaments -Sports Illustrated K-12 Private School Curriculum 3 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    4. 4. IMG Academies: Overview 4 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    5. 5. IMG Academies: Campus 5 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    6. 6. IMG Soccer Academy: Overview Get in the Game The Soccer Academy has placed nearly 40 players on U.S. National Teams and Professional Club Teams in MLS and Europe and has won multiple Dallas Cups, Tampa Sun Bowls, Orange Classics, Disney Tournaments and 14 CDL League Titles. Philosophy At the IMG Soccer Academy, we are committed to the development and placement of our individual players. The success of our organization is based upon the principles of Unity, Trust, Humility, Discipline, Superior Effort and Pride. These principles, our staffs’ commitment, and our complete analysis of every component of the game make it possible to turn the game you dream about into a reality. Dedicated to total player development, we offer the most comprehensive program in the nation Soccer Training includes both technical and tactical elements essential to the game. The individual and team skills vital to success in soccer are stressed in a competitive environment. The soccer program is designed to help players perform and execute high level technique while demonstrating a keen insight into the game's nuances. Performance Training is implemented by the IMG Performance Institute (IPI). These coaches are the experts in their field. Aspects of speed, agility, quickness, strength, power, endurance and nutrition are addressed on a daily basis. IMG Academies’ Mental Conditioning focuses on continuous psychological improvement. Personal awareness, self- confidence, motivation, discipline, goal setting and team building are used as tools to increase effectiveness in pressure situations and daily play. The integration of these three components allows every student to realize their highest potential. We produce dynamic individuals who are an asset to any team, regardless of the system or style of play. 6 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    7. 7. IMG Soccer Academy: IMG Soccer Club IMG Soccer Club Info The IMG Soccer Academy is a Nike Premiere Club providing youth soccer participants with superior coaching staff, state of the art player development programs and the best training facilities in the country and continues to set itself apart from other clubs by providing players with all the necessary resources to reach his or her potential. 7 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    8. 8. IMG Soccer Academy: Staff Coaching Staff Crucial to the IMG Soccer Academy's success is the selection and training of its coaches. All coaches are hand picked, certified and have a complete understanding of The Soccer Academy's coaching philosophy. To ensure the quality and consistency of the IMG Soccer Academy’s training model, all Soccer Academy teaching professionals are required to participate in continuing educational programs designed and accredited by the IMG Soccer Academy throughout the year. This guarantees that the latest and most sophisticated soccer instruction is incorporated into The Soccer Academy's coaching philosophy. Tom Durkin, Director Languages: Education/Accreditations: •English •Montclair State University (NJ) •Portuguese •Kean University (NJ) •U.S. Soccer Federation 'A' License •Spanish •FAI (Republic of Ireland) Coaching Diploma •FIFA World Youth Football Academy Diploma •Instructor's Badge - National Staff Coach Experience: •Bradenton Academics (Premier Development League - USL)- Head Coach •Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS)- Assistant Coach •U.S. Under-17 National Team - Assistant Coach •Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association •Region I ODP coach for boys and girls •Director of Coaching and Player Development for the North Texas State Soccer Association •Richland College - Head Coach (men's) •Member of the 1994 World Cup Technical Committee •Union College - Head Coach (men's and women's) •Rutgers University - Head Coach (men's) 8 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    9. 9. Programs » Residency … September – June » Post Graduate Program … September - June » Weekly … Multiple Weeks … Available Year-Long » Team Training … Pre-Season Teams … U10 – U18 … Year-Round Programs » Summer Camp … June – August … Weekly & Multi Week … Individual & Groups 9 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    10. 10. Goalkeeping Academy » Cutting Edge Coaching » Daily GK Training Stressing …Control …Efficiency …Consistency » Psychology Component » Personalized Physical Development Programs » Full Integration into Team Practice for Complete GK Development 10 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    11. 11. IMG Soccer Teams The IMG Soccer Academy fields teams in the following age groups: » U14 Boys » U14 Girls » U15 Boys » U16 Girls » U15/16 USDA » U18/19 Girls » U16 Boys » Bradenton Athletics (W-League- » U17 Boys USL) » U17/18 USDA » U18 Boys » U19 Boys » Bradenton Academics (PDL- USL) 11 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    12. 12. IMG Soccer Academy: IMG Performance Institute The IMG Performance Institute trains you to not only endure an athletic event, but to dominate it! The IMG Performance Institute is the pioneer in the field of athletic performance and character development. Our comprehensive training programs are designed to improve the total athlete, on and off the field, so that you can gain an advantage over the competition. Our unique total athlete development program is founded upon six disciplines: Physical Conditioning – Develops sport specific strength, power, movement, speed, agility, flexibility, and conditioning. Mental Conditioning – Builds the mental skills that help athletes reach their goals and compete at their best on any given day. Nutrition - Optimizes personal nutrition to meet high level lifestyle and sport demands. Sample topics include: optimal everyday nutrition, eating plans to meet sports-specific demands, body composition, energy balance and body weight issues, dietary supplements, hydration strategies and maintaining nutrition while traveling. Core Thinking – Teaches athletes the skills and characteristics that develop high performance thoughts and habits in both sports and life. Communication by game on – Improves self awareness, social interaction and overall communication in sports and life through improvisation and role playing exercises. Athletic Regeneration – Rejuvenates the body through the use of massage and physical therapy while reducing the potential of injury through corrective exercises allowing for optimal training. 12 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    13. 13. IMG Soccer Academy: IMG Soccer Club MLS: USL 1 Imad Baba - New England Revolution Brad Rupsis - Chicago Stingers Jeff Causey - New England Revolution Andrew Restrepo - Rochester Rhinos Allen Kozic - Miami Fusion Dave Moore - Charleston Battery Steve Klein - New England Revolution Justin Nieman - Carolina Dynamo Todd Yeagley - Columbus Crew Ali Ngon - Pittsburgh Riverhounds Jon Busch – Chicago Fire Ben Hollingsworth - Charleston Battery Marco Velez – F.C Toronto US Men’s National Team Josue Mayard - Dallas Burn Members: Kyle Martino – L.A Galaxy/Columbus Crew Matt Thompson Jacob Lablanc - NY/NJ Metrostars Greg Martin Tim Glowienka - NY/NJ Metrostars Brad Rupsis . Brian Purcell Jerimiah Marquez International: Fred Mince Michael Parkhurst - FC Nordsjaelland (Denmark) Daniel Bolin Jari Litmanen - Ajax Kyle Martino Hidetoshi Nakata - Japan, Parma (Italia Series A) Demarcus Beasley Johnny Walker - Universidad de Catolica Alex Yi Danlaba Mendy - Gremio (Brazil) Raul Riviera Dimitar Gorgievski - NK Croatia Michael Parkhurst John Weckstrom - FinnPa (Finland) Heath Pearce Marco Borges - Lask (Austria) Josh Villalobos Demarcus Beasley – Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) Phil Marfuggi Curt Morsink Edward Gavin Tyson Wahl Mark Wiltse Blair Gavin 13 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy
    14. 14. IMG Soccer Academy: Home to the US U 17 National Team US U 17 National Team There are 40 players in U.S. Soccer’s Under-17 Residency Program, where the players train and go to school year round in Bradenton, Fla. The U-17s are in the beginning stages of preparation for the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria. The IMG Soccer Academy is responsible for the development of numerous players who represent the U.S. Men’s National Team and currently play for world class clubs: •Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution) •Tim Howard (Everton F.C ) •Demarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers) •Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock) •Kurt Morsink (Kansas City Wizards) 14 IMG Academies | IMG Soccer Academy

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