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IMG Academy

Jared White is the Director of Athletic Development at IMG Academy, where he oversees people management and day-to-day operations for the Athletic Training, Strength & Conditioning, and Nutrition departments.

White has approximately 15 years of experience at the high school, college, and professional levels as a Head Athletic Coach. He also serves as the medical director for the IMG Academy's NFL Combine and NFL International Pathway programs with certifications in golf fitness through NASM/TPI.

Jared White HeadshotIMG Academy

Our conversation touched on a handful of topics. What does a sports director actually do? Yes, we wrote it at the top, but hearing him delve into the ins and outs of the job shows why it's so important for student athletes to have a solid team supporting them on and off the field or court keeps your back free.

One of the biggest learnings was White's contribution to staying connected to your team or support group, especially when you're hurting or feeling distant. Other interesting points include strategies and tips on mental toughness and how athletes can build their mental game.

For those who don't know, IMG Academy is a boarding school and athletic training institute located in Bradenton, FL. It's for serious students and student athletes who want to develop and excel in sports like basketball, soccer, tennis, golf and more.

Featuring state-of-the-art facilities - also known as Next-Level for workouts and recovery - the academy is designed for student-athletes looking to take their skills to the next level. The program emphasizes athletic and personal development and focuses on preparing student-athletes for success in college and beyond.

M&F Reps is a podcast and interview series hosted by Muscle & Fitness Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer Zack Zeigler.

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