PEARLis thrilled to be named the “Official Ball” of the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA)!
This agreement designates PEARL as the Official Supplier of the IMLCA, the IMLCA Coaches Convention, and other events for 2020 and 2021.
“The PEARL team is excited to partner with the IMLCA. Our premium ball is the perfect fit for the superior community of coaches making up the IMLCA. We appreciate the association’s support of American innovation in the sport of lacrosse. We look forward to seeing the growth of the IMLCA community” said Mike Crawford, PEARL Sales Manager.
PEARL offers special discounts on buckets of lacrosse balls for all IMLCA members. Please submit a quote and Mike will get right back to you.
In 2015, to address the greasing and hardness issues of lacrosse balls, Guardian Innovations re-engineered the traditional lacrosse ball and introduced the American-made PEARL X. PEARL has continued to innovate and now offers 3 different balls for lacrosse players:
PEARL X (greaseless): the first lacrosse ball made in the USA. A greaseless lacrosse ball that maintains its grip for consistent performance. Doesn’t grease & doesn’t harden, getting rid of greasers.
PEARL LT (textured): the only textured lacrosse ball that is SEI certified and meets NOSCAE official game specifications. PEARL LT’s slight texture prolongs its grip and delays the effects of greasing.
PEARL NX (no bounce): an American-made and designed to match the size, weight, and feel of standard lacrosse balls. Practice balls that provide the same feel without the bounce or rebound.
*PEARL X and PEARL LT balls are SEI certified and meet NOCSAE/NFHS/NCAA standards for game play.
The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) was formed in 2004 to serve the intercollegiate men’s lacrosse coaches’ community in the following ways:
Develop among intercollegiate coaches a deep sense of responsibility in teaching, promotion, and maintaining the growth of lacrosse in accordance with the highest ideals of fair play.
Stimulate the development of quality leadership for lacrosse programs by recognizing professional contributions to the sport.
Keep our coaches informed of current coaching techniques while identifying and pursuing issues relevant to lacrosse coaches and to the sport of lacrosse while providing a forum for the discussion of matters of interest to members of the IMLCA.
Promote cooperative efforts with other professional organizations interested in the development of lacrosse and athletics in general.
It is through strength in numbers that our organization will lead the charge in growing the game, honoring our history, and providing a forum for matters necessary of discussion within the sport.