BRSC and IMG Relationship Information

In the Summer of 2017, IMG Academy and Braden River Soccer Club launched a multi-year relationship that brought U.S. Soccer Development Academy to the Lakewood Ranch area’s largest club.  The relationship started with the U-12 Boys and U-14 Girls teams for the 2017-18 season and over the next few years will expand to include all U-12, U-13 and U-14 Boys and Girls Development Academy teams.


Season Age Groups offered by Braden River SC

Boys: U-12

Girls: U-14


Boys: U-12 and U-13

Girls: U-14*


Boys: U-12, U-13 and U-14

Girls: U-14*

* If U.S. Soccer expands the Girls program to include additional youth age groups, BRSC will also offer these age groups.


This relationship was reviewed and agreed upon by U.S. Soccer and represents the beginning of what is expected to be a healthy collaboration between internationally recognized IMG Academy and Braden River Soccer Club.

This relationship is being built alongside BRSC’s well established Competitive, U-8 Academy and Recreational programs.  These programs form a pipeline for future Development Academy players.  In addition, the relationship includes a future growth option for BRSC to play in U.S. Club Soccer’s National Premier League (NPL) to ensure that there is a highly competitive league available for BRSC players outside of the Development Academy program.

To find out more about IMG Academy, visit their website HERE.


“We are very excited to be able to work alongside Braden River Soccer Club in the upcoming years. To join forces with a respected club, such as Braden River Soccer Club, and to work together with the young players at the ages of U12-U14 is very promising. Also, thank you to the leadership team at Braden River for their professionalism and approach to our relationship. We look forward to the future.”  Rusty Scarborough, IMG Academy Director of Soccer