With the announcement of the new IMG Academy lacrosse program, media outlets throughout the sport have been in a frenzy. Among the countless outlets, laxallstars.com (full article) had this to say:
The structured regiment will benefit athletes not just during high school but when they arrive at college when free time becomes abundant.
Most college coaches desire multiple sport athletes. Initially we thought this could be a disadvantage of choosing to "study" lacrosse at IMG.
But think about why coaches want multiple sport athletes.
They want to make sure recruits are staying in shape.
Not a problem at IMG with weekly speed and agility training.
Coaches want to make sure athletes are competing year round so they experience how to win and how to recover after a loss.
Not a problem at IMG with mental conditioning on Mondays.