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Lax news from Coach Finneran

Hey Lax Fans,

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Coach Finneran with Paul Rabil

I hope your season is going great and that you're achieving the goals that you set out before the season began. I wanted to update everyone on what's going on here at IMG Academy lacrosse program in Bradenton, FL. We announced the program just over 2 weeks ago and have received tremendous support from Major League Lacrosse, top collegiate programs, the National Lacrosse League, local youth lacrosse programs (Lakewood Ranch), Inside Lacrosse and the entire lacrosse community in general. It makes me proud to be a part of such a passionate group of lacrosse supporters. The staff and management of the IMG Academy has been impressed by the positive feedback our introduction to lacrosse has garnerd the Academy. We have a history of producing world class tennis, soccer, golf, basketball, and baseball players and we plan on achieving the same for lacrosse.

The past 2 weeks were highlighted by a visit to campus by Under Armour Athlete and Team USA Member Paul Rabil (video), where #99 was taken thru our Combine 360 measurement. It was an opportunity for Paul to not only receive a physical evaluation, but also underwent mental, nutritional, communication and vision evalutations. We will be announcing his score shortly and we invite players to come down for camp to see how you stack up against Paul!

I want to wish you the best of luck the rest of the season. Check back weekly for LAX TIPS and IMG LAX INFO. Don't give up on your pre-season goals. If you want to get closer to 50/50 on your strong-hand/off-hand, hit the wall at night. If you want to fine tune your quick stick, ask your teammate to throw you 50 passes around the crease and finish 25 lefty/25 righty. If you want to pick up 8 out of 10 ground balls as a LSM off a faceoff, have your coach roll you balls at high speed as you explode off the line.

Hope to make you a better player! Coach Finn

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