IMG Academy’s lacrosse academy rivals the nation’s best schools with its training methodology, the rigor of a nationally-acclaimed schedule, its college placement and planning process, and the accolades within and arising from the program. Our student-athletes graduate with the technical skills, game-level IQ, and the strategic awareness that is so essential to succeeding at the next level. With academics to match the highest level of competition, we ensure ample time both in the classroom and on the field. By training like a collegiate program, IMG Academy’s lacrosse academy graduates enter their next arena with qualifications and a foundation built unlike anywhere else.
Program & Alumni Accomplishments
Top-10 National rankings in 2015, 2016 and 2017
20+ D1 commitments
12 U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans
3 Under Armour All-Americans
2017 GEICO Lacrosse High School Nationals invitation
Lacrosse Program Structure
IMG Academy incorporates a year-round training regimen upon entry into the lacrosse program. With elements of box lacrosse woven throughout building a skills-based foundation, these fundamentals enable the athlete to play at a much faster pace when executing various techniques at top speed and in tight quarters. With access to courses such as mental toughness, building men of character, and leadership through Athletic and Personal Development along with an expectation to thrive as an all-around athlete, our structure allows for unbounded growth as a student-athlete. Through these intricacies along with coaching from staff who have recruitment experience at the collegiate level, the lacrosse academy propels each individual to train towards their highest potential level of play.
Program Highlights and Sample Schedule
Conditioning and strength training begin along with player evaluations
Coaches will begin to learn each student-athlete's game and will structure practices to ensure complete on-field development and progression
Fall competition along with 2-3 recruiting showcase events
Compete against local colleges to heighten level of play and obtain feel for the next level
Spring training begins to prepare for upcoming competition
Conditioning elements and APD components continue to be incorporated into scheduling
Full schedule of games for the spring season
Trips to schools and tournaments in the northeast to take on the best in the country
Past notable competition has included:
Phillips Exeter (NH), Everest Academy (Canada), Geico National High School Lacrosse Tournament (DC), Atlantic Coast Prospect Games (ACPG), Patriots Cup (Dallas), Valor (Colorado), St. Ignatius (Chicago), and Jacksonville University Moe's South Classic
Athletic and Personal Development Integration (APD)
Training inside the Performance and Sports Science Center includes lacrosse-specific focuses, such as vision, mental toughness, leadership, and speed and agility training along with courses like building men of character. Implementations of these classes throughout the school year allow for growth as overall student-athletes. Strength training for lacrosse players proves beneficial while conditioning elements allow for athletes to be explosive, aware, and fully prepared to take on their next opponents.
I always thought that once I committed, I would leave IMG to go back home, but after one year, I can’t go back – I love this place! It’s home now!
- Colin P.
IMG Academy Class of '17
I feel like IMG has helped me to grow so much as a person, as a student and as a lacrosse player. I think the way that you're surrounded by the best-of-the-best in everything from training, to practices and academics, and that people are here to help you achieve your goals really helps you aspire to the next level.
- Marc P.
IMG Academy Class of '15, Harvard University
I owe much of my success to the innovative education and training programs at IMG Academy. My three years at IMG contributed significantly to my development as a student, athlete, lacrosse player, and as a person. I felt unbelievably prepared when I walked on campus as a Freshman and earned a starting position on the team.
- Ben French
IMG Academy Class of '16, University of Vermont, Team Canada U-19 National Team