The IMG Academy lacrosse program continues to have a busy "Fall Road Show" and recently visited the Southern Combat Tournament in Atlanta the weekend of November 6th. Coach Kevin Finneran and Ventiquattro brought along Dartfish Video and lacrosse giveaways. In addition, the coaching staff provided clinics to teams from Minnesota, Georgia, The Carolinas and Tennessee. Joining the coaching staff was IMG Academy lacrosse program player Matt Xirinachs. Matt has been practicing with Team Tampa the past 2 months and had a chance to showcase his talents in front of a variety of Division I, II and III coaches.
The following weekend the IMG Academy lacrosse program headed north to Long Island, NY. Joining Coach Finneran was our team strength and conditioning coach, Eric Grantham. The weekend began with a 3 hr clinic at the former practice field for the NY Jets on Saturday the 13th in which youth and high school players participated in an up-tempo clinic featuring shooting, footwork, stick protection, defensive positioning, agilities and speed. Each player had the opportunity to have himself filmed utilizing our Dartfish Video Analysis system. We than analyzed their form, spacing and checks. It's something that every IMG Academy lacrosse summer camp player does. On Sunday, over 100 high school players from Syosset, West Islip, Garden City and Bellmore had the experience of going thru a Dynamic Warm Up by former asst strength and conditioning coach at National Champion University of Alabama Football and current IMG Lax coach, Eric Grantham. Throughout the day, at the " Shootout on the Sound," players visited the IMG Academy lacrosse program booth and many comments were made regarding Coach Grantham energy, knowledge, passion and Alabama accent!