Lacrosse Program

Lacrosse Academy Overview

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

Fall

  • Team meetings
  • 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

Winter

  • Spring training begins to prepare for upcoming competition
  • Conditioning elements and APD components continue to be incorporated into scheduling

Spring

  • 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.

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Technology & Facilities

  • Two dedicated lacrosse fields (both grass and turf) along with 20+ multi-sport fields
  • Lacrosse-specific turf field for showcased games
  • Covered turf facility
  • Field House with professional locker rooms, lacrosse coaches' offices, and team meeting rooms for practice and game video analysis and review

Performance and Sports Science Center

  • Mind Gym for mental conditioning sessions and vision training
    • Fit Lights, dynaBOARD, and cognitive perceptive technology
  • Yoga studio
  • Strength and conditioning equipment
  • Classrooms for nutrition and leadership training
  • Athletic training facility for recovery and regeneration, including hot and cold tubs

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Admissions

All prospective student-athletes must submit a completed application, including academic records and recommendations.

Lacrosse Program Tuition

For academic year 2018-2019, tuition ranges from $53,650 to $77,650 per year depending on age, boarding and grade of student-athlete. Go to our tuition page for the full sport-by-sport cost breakdown.

Lacrosse Camps

A great way to learn more about IMG Academy is to attend a camp and see first-hand how to take your game to the next level.

Lacrosse Coaches & Staff

Notable Lacrosse Program College Commitments

Student-athletes receive individualized roadmaps for reaching their goal of playing their sport at the collegiate level. This work begins when a student enters upper school at grade 9 and above.

lacrosse matriculation

lacrosse academy athletes

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
lacrosse academy athletes

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
lacrosse academy athletes

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

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For enrollment & program registration
800.872.6425
For all other inquires
866.300.4538
5650 Bollettieri BLVD.
Bradenton, FL 34210

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