DICK'S Sporting Goods Launches Extensive Digital Training Resource for Athletes; Powered by IMG Academy

Jun 26, 2013, 16:56 ET from DICK'S Sporting Goods

PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, announced today an innovative, digital training platform with world-renowned sports training provider, IMG Academy, to help athletes maximize performance beginning "Day One" of each new season. The state-of-the-art platform, which is now live at www.DicksSportingGoods.com/DayOne, is customized for individual sports and offers comprehensive training regimens to help athletes achieve peak performance.  

DICK'S launched the "Day One" experience to provide a one-stop resource, serving true athletes before and during the season. Featuring an intuitive user experience that is seamless across PC, mobile and tablet devices, the platform provides an extensive library of training videos that cover sport-specific skills, speed and strength exercises, as well as nutrition and mental conditioning. The specialized instruction is delivered by IMG Academy's coaches and athletic and personal development experts.

"We are thrilled to join with IMG Academy to provide athletes with a best-in-class online destination to better prepare them to be UNTOUCHABLE from 'Day One' of every season," said Lauren Hobart, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for DICK'S Sporting Goods. "This unique experience provides an extensive library of expert counsel, instruction and integrated training that will equip and empower athletes to better reach their potential."

The platform provides comprehensive training information for fall, winter and spring sports including football, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, golf and tennis. 

"We take great pride in the training we provide the student-athletes who attend IMG Academy, as they prepare themselves to excel in college and beyond," remarked Greg Phillips, Vice President and Athletics Director, IMG Academy. "It is exciting for us to share some of our expert instruction and proven training methods with a greater audience of dedicated student-athletes who seek a competitive edge as they prepare for their sport season."

For more information on the "Day One" experience, visit www.DicksSportingGoods.com/DayOne.

About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality, competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of May 4, 2013, the Company operated 520 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

About IMG Academy IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated 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 a prep school program and sports camps, 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. IMG Academy (imgacademy.com) is housed within the IMG Performance (imgperformance.com) division of IMG Worldwide (imgworld.com).

Contact: DICK'S Sporting Goods, press@dcsg.com

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