Girls Lacrosse Program

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Girls Lacrosse Academy Overview

IMG Academy’s girls lacrosse program's history of elite college placement as well as innovative and effective training translates directly to the next level and continues to be recognized globally. Student-athletes learn directly from experienced coaches, former NCAA champions, and Hall-of-Famers who offer advice and guidance that cannot be found anywhere else.

IMG’s wide network of resources are optimal for academic, athletic, and personal growth. Since the program’s inception, student-athletes have committed to programs such as Florida, Johns Hopkins, and Dartmouth after developing their foundational skills, proper technique, lacrosse IQ, and confidence. IMG girls lacrosse student-athletes have access to the training methodology and supportive resources both on the field and in the classroom that allow them to achieve their complete potential.

Girls Lacrosse Program Structure

IMG Academy girl’s lacrosse program offers a well-rounded, dynamic environment for student-athletes to achieve their full potential not only on the field, but in the classroom and in life. Student-athletes will improve upon key fundamentals such as shooting and passing, player movements, such as change of speed and direction, game strategies and teamwork, and formations developed within IMG lacrosse’s overall methodology.

IMG’s lacrosse coaches instruct players to control the tempo of the game and play smart and aggressive while focusing on spacing, the pace of the game, and staying on the offense to create scoring opportunities in pressure situations. The girls program competes against nationally-credited opponents that challenge each student-athlete both individually and as a part of the team.

The program also places a significant emphasis on academics and college placement. Each student-athlete has a support system around them inclusive of lacrosse coaches, strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainers, teachers, college advisors, and more to aid in the developmental process that includes:

  • An individual lacrosse developmental plan
  • A team tactical periodization plan
  • An individual tactical periodization plan
  • An athletic and Academy personal development plan

Girls lacrosse student-athletes will also enjoy social engagements, such as Homecoming and Prom, as well as weekly school-wide activities outside of sport, and IMG Academy also offers a wide variety of student clubs geared towards various interest levels.

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

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:
    • IWLCA President's Cup (Orlando), Covenant of Sacred Heart (CT), Hathaway Brown (OH), St. Stephen's, and Newsome High School

Athletic & Personal Development

APD plays an integral role in the overall development of each lacrosse student-athlete. APD coaches focus on crucial areas specific to lacrosse such as mental toughness, movement, strength & conditioning, nutrition, consistency, and more to ensure that student-athletes not only have an advantage over the competition but understand what it takes to succeed in college and in life. Courses such as Empowering Female Athletes target imperative topics around eliminating distractions, confidence, and communication skills.

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Academics

Grades 6-12

MG’s girls lacrosse program places a significant emphasis on academics, ensuring each student-athlete meets the NCAA’s criteria while having the opportunity to pursue innovative and exciting course electives. IMG’s collegiate-style schedule provide the ultimate preparation for next-level success.

View Grades 6-12 Curriculum

Post-Graduate

Post-graduate girls lacrosse student-athletes will practice, compete, and study within an environment that closely reflects that of a collegiate experience. Post-graduates will prepare for their next steps while gaining access to an extensive network of collegiate programs without jeopardizing their NCAA eligibility. IMG post-graduates also have an opportunity to earn college credit or focus on improving their standardized testing scores. IMG’s dedicated College Planning & Placement Department will also assist with the recruitment process to determine which programs are the best fit based on personal preferences, skill level, and academic rigor.

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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

TimTam Recovery Systems Modern Recovery for All

TimTam is the official recovery sponsor of IMG Academy and provides modern, quality recovery to girls lacrosse student-athletes. Access to the TimTam Recovery Center allows student-athletes to train harder and recover faster.

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Admissions

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

Girls Lacrosse Program Tuition

For academic year 2020-2021, tuition ranges from $62,400 to $82,400 per year depending on age, boarding and grade of student-athlete. Go to our tuition page for the full sport-by-sport cost breakdown.

Girls 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.

Meet the Director: Tom Marechek

IMG Academy announced the addition of National Lacrosse League and US National Lacrosse hall of famer Tom Marechek as Director of Lacrosse. In his role, Marechek will oversee all aspects of the IMG Academy lacrosse program for boarding school, camps, professional player training and events

Tom Marechek

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Tom Marechek - Director

Tom was a four time NCAA All American at Syracuse University. After college, Tom played 12 years for the professional indoor team, the Philadelphia Wings who retired his number in 2006. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in 2007, US National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2012.

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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.

Testimonials

girls lacrosse academy athletes

Four years ago when I went to camp at IMG Academy for the first time, I knew I wanted to go to school here. When the girls lacrosse program started, I was beyond excited knowing that it was the perfect school to prepare me for the next level in lacrosse. I love the coaching and the combination of academics and athletics. It is the best place to be to create your game.

- Tillie Mintz IMG Academy Alumna
girls lacrosse academy athletes

Although the beautiful campus and buildings at IMG Academy are impressive, we left our daughter Emily on Sunday night knowing that it’s the people at IMG that really make the difference.

- Dean & Jane F. Parents of Emily French

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