BRADENTON, FL - Prospect Wire, one of the nation’s leaders in baseball showcases, has joined forces with IMG Academy to add greater depth to its extensive offerings to baseball players around the country. IMG Academy will sponsor the Event Schedule, Player Search and Recruiting Board pages available on Prospect Wire’s Web site. IMG Academy will provide its world-renowned instruction and expertise for a video instructional page, as well as in-person at a number of Prospect Wire events. Additionally, Prospect Wire will hold the Florida State Finals at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., June 7-12.
"IMG Academy's support of the Florida State Finals has allowed us to keep the event in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, while using Major League-quality fields, so we’re excited about aligning ourselves with IMG Academy for this great event,” said Matt Bomeisl, President and Founder of Prospect Wire. “Every player should see first-hand what IMG Academy is doing to develop players and prepare them for college and beyond.”
IMG Academy has long been one of the nation’s premier centers for academic and athletic development for high school, collegiate and professional athletes. The alliance with Prospect Wire comes on the heels of the program’s annual MLB Pre-Spring Training program, which was headlined this year by the three biggest threats in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup: Andrew McCutchen (OF), Pedro Alvarez (3B), and Neil Walker (2B). IMG Academy is also preparing to hold the inaugural IMG Academy National Baseball Classic, April 1-5, which will feature ten elite high school teams from around the country battling for the championship trophy.
“Prospect Wire is one of the best in the industry when it comes to hosting prep baseball showcases, so we’re really excited about this new relationship,” remarked Ken Bolek, Director of Baseball, IMG Academy. “With our tradition of player development, and Prospect Wire’s’ proven record of scouting and evaluation, it’s a natural fit for each of us.”
Throughout the year, Prospect Wire runs events such as individual showcases, team tournaments, combines, parent seminars, ID Camps and more. With these events, Prospect Wire gets the first look at many prospects, and has established a database of accurate, reliable reports on more than 25,000 high school players.
About IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.
The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries. IMG Academy offers sports camps and academy programs, in addition to training programs for adult, collegiate and professional athletes, as well as teams and leagues. IMG Academy is also the host venue for countless international amateur and professional sporting events.