The IMG soccer camp in Florida gives kids between the age of 10 and 18 the chance to spend a few weeks improving their soccer skills by training with qualified coaches. The high-performance training program covers technique and strategy as well as physical and mental training.
All the training sessions take place at top-level facilities under the guidance of talented soccer coaches. In addition, English classes can also be included to make the summer camp experience even more complete.
This camp is open to students of all abilities, so beginners, intermediate and advanced players are all welcome. As well as the standard soccer program, there is also a course tailored specifically to goal keepers and another that concentrates on indoor soccer disciplines.
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The training program at IMG Florida is intensive and is designed to bring out the best in young players of all abilities. As a result, the student will spend five hours a day between Monday and Friday honing their technique, physicality and skills.
The coaching sessions cover all areas of soccer, so as well as learning to improve their technique, the youngsters will spend their time working on the mental, strategic and physical aspects of their game.
The IMG camp is suitable for children of all levels; however, many hours of each day are devoted to soccer training and the required performance level is high compared to some other camps. As a result, this camp is recommended for students who are serious about sport and are willing to put in the hard work required to improve their level in a short period of time.
The following choice of training programs are available:
- Soccer training program
- Goalkeeper training program
- Indoor soccer training program
The programs may include some or all of the following activities:
- Technical training (shots, ball control, dribbling, passes)
- Tactical training (defensive and attacking positions)
- Physical training (speed, agility, strength)
- Strategic training (speed of play, pressure, team play)
- Mental training (routines, preparation, emotional control for adverse situations)
- Position training (angles, spaces, blocks)
The camp offers two levels of training within these programs:
- Core (activities 1, 2 and 3 are included)
- Total Athlete (all activities are included)
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The English language Courses
There are two different English programs to choose from depending on the length of the stay, age of the student and current level of ability in English.
- The Academic English Preparation Course for the TOEFL: This course is aimed at children between 15 and 18 years of age and covers all the skills of reading, writing, and oral expression as well as sample preparation tests to prepare for the TOEFL. It is necessary to have a high level of the language to be able to participate in this course as it covers advanced English.
- ESL English as a Second Language Course: This course is intended for children between 10 and 18 years of age and combines vocabulary and grammar with interactive activities and field trips. The classes are focused on topics of general interest such as health, travel and sports.
There are 5 different levels of English available for each course and students are grouped according to ability. The classes are taught in small groups with a maximum of 15 pupils per class.
IMG Agenda & Activities
At the IMG soccer camp in Florida, students take part in an intensive training schedule during the week but there is also plenty of opportunity to relax and have fun. Each weekend, they are treated to some wonderful excursions to help them relax, unwind and get to know each other in a social situation.
The details of the excursions will depend on the date and duration of camp chosen. All transportation and supervision during these trips is included in the cost of the camp; however, entrance fees to theme parks and some other destinations will have to be paid separately.
At the end of each day, the camp supervisors organize a range of recreational activities to ensure that the students can enjoy themselves to the fullest. Activities may include theme nights, movies, quizzes, sports and games, and other pursuits designed to entertain and amuse the participants.
Children who choose the soccer camp with English classes will also attend three hours of English classes each day.
Accommodation & Supervision
The IMG soccer camp boasts some of the best facilities sporting in the world so it is no surprise that the accommodation is also of the highest standard. The installation is perfectly equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a world class learning centre.
The complex occupies a site of 500 hectares and it is similar to a university campus, in that young people from all over the world come to practice all kinds of sports and live together.
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At the IMG Florida camp, sports-mad students will have access to tennis courts, a soccer campus, indoor soccer pitches, a rugby field, a swimming pool and much more.
In addition, there is a health clinic, a spa and a physiotherapy clinic and plenty more facilities to ensure that all of the children’s needs are catered for.
The rooms are shared between two and four students and are all equipped with bunk beds, a private bathroom, a desk and Wi-Fi connection. There is a garbage collection service twice a week and a weekly cleaning service.
There is a daily buffet service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the camp. All meals are designed to offer a healthy, balanced and energy-rich diet, so that the children can perform at their best during their sports training sessions.
IMG camp in Florida employs a team of professional monitors who are dedicated entirely to the supervision and care of the youngsters. Their responsibilities include helping them with whatever they may need and answering any question they may have at any time during their stay.
The camp staff is specifically selected in order to meet the high standards of the camp. As a result, all monitors have experience of working with children and are able to motivate and train them as well as provide support.
During the excursions away from the camp, the monitors accompany the children at all times to ensure their safety. There are Spanish and English speaking staff, so that there will be no issues with understanding or communication.
IMG Prices & Dates
* 2 week summer program available from 3.500€
The prices of this programme vary according to a number of factors, such as the demand for places and the age of the participant. Please indicate the approximate start date you are considering and we will contact you as soon as possible with the prices and dates which are available.
These prices are illustrative only; for more information please contact us.
Included in the price
- Full-board accommodation
- Football training sessions
- English classes
- Group activities
- Excursions (except entrance fees to theme parks)
- Laundry service once per week
Not included in the price
- Medical insurance
- Travel insurance
- Cancellation insurance
This camp offers an optional airport transfer service at an additional cost. The service consists of supervised escort and collection to and from nearby Airports.
The charges for airport transfer are as follows:
- Sarasota-Bradenton Airport: €100 (one-way), €200 (return)
- Tampa Airport: €30 (one-way), €60 (return)
* Children under the age of 12 should hire an accompaniment service, which entails an additional cost of €35
Services de Insurance
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.