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IMG Academies

April 26, 2011 17:02 ET

IMG Baseball Camps Allow Young Athletes to Train Like the Pros

IMG Academies Offers Baseball Training Programs Designed to Take Players' Skills to a New Level

BRADENTON, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - As students across the country start making summer plans, IMG Academies is offering its professional training facilities and world-class coaches to young baseball players hoping to take their skills to a new level.

IMG's summer baseball program, featuring a variety of baseball camps and the nation's only high school wood bat baseball league, allows athletes to train with some of the sport's top coaches at the 400-acre IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida. Here, athletes will focus not only on the fundamentals of the game, but also receive position-specific instruction and take part in challenging situational practice sessions and live games.

Highlights of IMG's baseball training program include:

Baseball camps

  • 1-, 3- and 5-week programs
  • Baseball-specific physical conditioning
  • Mental conditioning
  • Option to add SAT Prep classes or ESL classes
  • 3- and 5-week baseball camps begin as early as May 29 and take place throughout the summer
  • Weekly camps are available throughout the year

Additionally, all 3- and 5-week baseball camps include one complimentary week of the TOTAL ATHLETE™ program, which includes mental and physical conditioning, communication training, vision training, leadership skills, speed/movement training, and nutrition training to help increase an athlete's overall development. Players may upgrade to the TOTAL ATHLETE™ for all remaining weeks.

Wood Bat Baseball Leagues

  • 8-team Wood Bat League (120 players total) plays a 25 + regular season and tournament games
  • Available for high school students and 14U players
  • Players are evaluated to determine strengths and weaknesses
  • Program includes strength conditioning, flexibility, speed, regeneration, mental efficiency, and nutritional performance programs
  • Supplemental programs available:
    • Physical Conditioning
    • Mental Conditioning
    • Communication Training
    • Vision Training
    • Nutrition Training
    • SAT Prep by College Advantage
  • Comprehensive video analysis software used for hitting and pitching mechanics
  • Combine360 testing performed by IMG Performance Institute
  • Weekly one-on-one hitting sessions
  • College Recruiting Showcase and Seminar

IMG's 7-week High School Wood Bat League program begins June 19, while the 4-week 14U Wood Bat League begins July 17.

For complete details on IMG's baseball camps and training programs -- or to register for summer league baseball, please call 1-800-872-6425, or visit http://www.imgacademies.com/baseball-academy/camps/.

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