Boys Lacrosse

The IMG Academy’s boys lacrosse program is known for its innovative on-field training, intentional focus on personal development, and a challenging yet supportive environment like no other lacrosse academy or boarding school. Learning directly from former NCAA champions and hall-of-fame coaches, combined with the opportunity for national and local competition, IMG Academy lacrosse provides the ideal platform to prepare for the next level.

The IMG Academy lacrosse program is the nation’s best for student-athlete development and college placement, sending over 45 boys lacrosse student-athletes to their right college fit over the last five years, including 25+ Division I placements. Players have the opportunity to train alongside global student-athletes with the same aspirations and goals to achieve their ultimate potential.

Boys Lacrosse Program

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Program Structure

IMG Academy’s boys lacrosse program’s year-round training regimen incorporates foundational, position-specific skill work, strategic development, mental toughness and leadership skills, and competitive situations against some of the nation’s most competitive schools and academies. Student-athletes focus not only on tangible skills such as passing, shooting, defense, and transition, but they will also develop the mindset and characteristics that allow them to be successful at the next level, such as confidence, work ethic, strategy, and more.

IMG Academy incorporates elements of box lacrosse into its training, a methodology commonly utilized by top division 1 program to prepare for outdoor competition and the regular season. With 5v5 indoor competition, box lacrosse is much quicker, as the ball is always in play off the boards, passing and shooting are confined to a limited area, and players will get more reps while becoming more confident with their stick work as well.

Tracking growth & success:

Each student-athlete has a support system around them inclusive of lacrosse coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, 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

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IMG Academy lacrosse provides customized programs for prospective student-athletes grades 6-12 as well as for post-graduate players based on their age, skill level, position, and overall goals.


IMG Academy lacrosse’s National Team plays against some of the nation’s most competitive teams through both head-to-head games as well as tournaments. National Team student-athletes focus on the college recruitment process as well as furthering their skill sets to prepare for the next level. This team’s challenging schedule allows for academic, athletic, and personal growth and has led to alumni success during their collegiate careers and on their national teams.


Varsity Team student-athletes experience the same training and development atmosphere as the National Team while competing against teams that align closely with their level. The Varsity Team has an annual competition schedule, inclusive of regional and local games as well as national tournaments. Student-athletes learn the lacrosse IQ, game tactics, and overall strategy necessary to compete at the collegiate level while also ensuring they have solid foundational skills.

Athletic Development

IMG Academy boys lacrosse student-athletes have access to proven performance training in areas like vision, strength & conditioning, nutrition, and sports medicine. Athletic Development coaches and trainers integrate into the program's larger support system, ensuring that each student-athlete feels confident and prepared off the court as well.

Strength & Conditioning

Outwork and outlast the competition with IMG Academy’s Strength & Conditioning program. Our team of performance experts design a program that supplements sports training to help student-athletes reach their potential.

  • Speed, agility, and movement
  • Endurance & Conditioning
  • Strength and power
  • Flexibility, mobility, balance, and core

Sports Medicine

IMG Academy’s Sports Medicine program educates and helps student-athletes keep their bodies healthy during demanding training and competition schedules. Our team promotes athlete availability through preventative and corrective exercises, holistic injury evaluation & treatment and movement quality assessments.

  • Athletic training
  • Physical therapy
  • Injured athlete program
  • Corrective exercise work
  • Recovery
  • Education on injury management
  • Return-to play management
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At IMG Academy, we understand how important it is for student-athletes to fuel their bodies to meet their high-level lifestyles and sport demands. Our Nutrition program maximizes student-athlete performance by equipping them with the nutrition knowledge and resources to fuel and hydrate themselves for academic, athletics and long-term health.

  • Optimal everyday nutrition
  • Performance Plate
  • Nutrient intake and timing
  • Hydration strategies
  • Supplement education
  • Pre and post-competition fueling
  • Travel nutrition
  • Energy balance

Visual Training

Vision Training is not just about seeing – it’s about doing. Student-athletes will train their eyes to perform more quickly and efficiently through eye muscle and visual system development.

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Peripheral vision
  • Reaction time
  • Depth perception
  • Vision strength
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IMG Academy’s boys lacrosse program trains and competes on the following facilities on campus:

  • 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

Other Facilities

Outside of sports, student-athletes will also take advantage of the following on-campus facilities:

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  • Dorms
  • Campus Center
  • Academic Center

Annual Training Schedule

With both a National and Varsity team, IMG Academy lacrosse provides the nation’s most effective training and competitive environment for student-athletes.


  • Team meetings
  • Conditioning and strength training begins along with player evaluations
  • Coaches will begin to learn each student-athlete game and will structure practices to ensure complete on-field development and progression
  • Fall competition includes 1-2 play days against other high schools and 1-2 showcases


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


  • A 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

Lacrosse Director, Tom Marechek

Tom has been playing Lacrosse since a young age and has been a coach, teacher, business owner and sports administrator throughout his professional career.

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. Prior to joining us at the Academy, Tom was the varsity boy’s lacrosse coach at McDonogh School, Glenelg County School and Friends School, both in Maryland. Through his own endeavors, Tom has successfully managed a camp lacrosse business, instructing over 17,500 lacrosse players throughout the United States since 1995.


  • Canadian National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2012 Inductee
  • USA National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2008 Inductee
  • National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame, 2007 Inductee
  • Baltimore US Lacrosse Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2007 Inductee
  • Won 11 National Championships
  • 4 time All American Syracuse University, 1989-92
  • 9 time All Pro, National Lacrosse League, Philadelphia Wings
  • 4 time All Pro, Major League Lacrosse, Baltimore Bayhawks
  • 6 time All Club, United States Club Lacrosse Association, Team Toyota
  • Retired the #42 Philadelphia Wings Jersey (at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center)
  • All World Team and Top Scorer of the World Games held in Baltimore, MD, 1998
  • Offensive Player of the Year, USCLA, Team Toyota, 1997
  • Head Coach of the Baltimore Under Armour All American Championship Team, 2013
  • Coached runner up MIAA championship teams, 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • NCAA Tewaraaton Trophy Selection Committee, 2010 and 2011
  • Presenter at US Lacrosse National Convention, 2009 through 2018
  • Assistant Coach for Under Armour All-American Elite senior showcase game, 2008
  • Head Coach for MIAA Championship teams, 2004 and 2005
  • Assistant Coach at Saint Joseph’s University, 1994
Coach Title
Tom Marechek Director of Lacrosse
Jason Basso Head National Coach
Brett Moyer Head Varsity Coach
Joe Taylor Program Manager
Joey Galuppi Student Athlete Advisor Boys
John Keysor Assistant National Coach
Scott Rodgers Director of Goalies, Girls & Boys
JoJo Marasco Assistant Varsity Coach

Program Achievements

Some impressive highlights of the IMG Academy boys lacrosse program include:

2023 Pinnacle Champions

National Champions

3 Alumni won a NCAA Championship in 2023


48 alumni participated in the 2023 NCAA Lacrosse postseason

Alumnus Braden Erska named 2022 Big10 Freshman of the Year

View Our Stories

Take an inside look at IMG Academy student-athletes and their unique journeys on campus. While each student-athlete has a unique background and story, their shared passions and goals are clear as they strive together to achieve their dreams and reach their full potential.

5 Yeats Later - Ryan S.

From Post-Op to Post-Grad - Johnny M.


IMG Academy boarding school is built for dedicated and passionate student-athletes. We provide the tools and resources for our student-athletes to achieve their goals in the classroom, in their sport, in college and beyond. IMG Academy tuition rates are based on the comprehensive nature of our programming and resources available to student-athletes.

2023-2024 full year lacrosse tuition ranges from $67,400-$89,900 depending on age and program enrollment.


Offering grades 6-12 as well as post-graduate options, IMG Academy provides lacrosse student-athletes with a robust academic curriculum, unmatched academic support, and resources that prepare them for the rigors of university life and beyond.

Personal Development

IMG Academy aims to promote not only athletic progression but also character development and overall personal growth to help student-athletes become the best version of themselves in sports and in life.

College Placement

It’s critical for lacrosse student-athletes to feel confident and equipped to find the best college fit. IMG Academy’s proven, industry-leading college placement services and technology have placed more student-athletes on college rosters than any other program in the world.

Campus Experience

At IMG Academy, student-athletes are constantly encouraged and supported to surpass their expectations and strive towards ambitious dreams, including those pursued off the field.

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