The lacrosse academy at IMG Academy is gearing up to launch its inaugural National Post-Graduate team. The lacrosse program’s post graduate program will consist of student-athletes seeking a bridge year between high school and college, as well as graduating seniors who have completed their competitive spring high school season. The Post-Graduate year provides lacrosse student-athletes an opportunity to receive an additional year of intensive lacrosse skills development and final academic preparation for their impending collegiate careers. The IMG Academy National Post-Graduate team will replicate the training and performance expectations of collegiate level lacrosse from an academic and lacrosse standpoint.
Through the IMG Academy University and Language Center, student-athletes will enhance their college academic preparation without affecting eligibility. Post-Graduates have two options from an academic standpoint at IMG Academy - they can take college-level courses or they can take High School Advanced Placement classes. The college course route involves easily transferable college courses delivered through the University of South Florida or Nova Southeastern University. This allows lacrosse student-athletes to begin work toward a degree without starting the eligibility clock. The more traditional route chosen by many IMG Academy post-graduates who want to attend an elite academic university consists of taking High School/Advanced Placement classes offered through IMG Academy in order to hone the essential skills to succeed as a collegiate student-athlete.
The National Post-Graduate team will play a lacrosse schedule that runs from September through June. Post-Graduate student-athletes will compete in a variety of fall ball tournaments across the country including the IMG Nationals and IMG Indoor Nationals. In the spring season, the team will compete on a circuit of games in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast region against some of the best prep school lacrosse teams in the country. The National Post-Graduate team, like our Varsity team, will receive daily physical and mental conditioning as well as 2-3 hours of lacrosse training each day.
For those Post-Graduate student-athletes who have not formalized their collegiate plans and commitments, the IMG Academy’s lacrosse postgraduate program offers comprehensive and individualized college placement and recruitment services. As part of this program, each Post-Graduate lacrosse student-athlete will work closely with our coaching staff to guide them through the recruitment process while matching their lacrosse abilities and educational desires to the right university with the best fit. The IMG Academy’s lacrosse Post-Graduate program is the world’s leader in preparing lacrosse student-athletes for the rigors and excellence required to compete academically and athletically at the best colleges and universities in the United States.
Athletic and Personal Development Training
As the operating system for all sports at IMG Academy, Athletic and Personal Development training disciplines have helped countless student-athletes reach their true potential. Utilizing a revolutionary training curriculum that addresses all key areas of peak performance, Athletic and Personal Development program promote athletic progression, character development leadership and overall personal evolution.
The Three Tiers of Training:
1. Athletic and Personal Development Classes
As a part of the curriculum, all student-athletes choose one Athletic and Personal Development class each semester to compliment their sport training based on individual needs. Here is a sample list of Athletic and Personal Development class options:
|Leadership||Science of Speed 1||Yoga|
|Nutrition 1||Science of Speed 2||Mental Toughness|
|Nutrition 2||Vision Training 1||Stress Management|
|Vision Training 2||SAT/ACT Preparation|
2. Core Training
Consists of Physical Conditioning and Movement Training (delivered multiple times per week) and Mental Conditioning (once per week) as well as Nutrition and Leadership Training classes delivered multiple times per semester. All IMG Academy student-athletes receive Core Training.
3. Additional Services
Need some extra work in a specific discipline? Delivered in a one-on-one or small-group setting, specialist tutoring can sharpen your skill and create a customized plan to help you reach your goals.