2018 National Showcase – SOLD OUT!!!!

2018 National Showcase – SOLD OUT!!!!

The 2018 Faceoff Academy National ShowcaseEdit Entry

Date: December  1/2

Times: 8am – 12pm

Grades: 7th – 12th

Site: Super Dome in Waldwick, NJ



***400 Mark Lane, River Vale, NJ 07675.***

7 – 9:30pm

Rain Or Shine – Dress Appropriately.


The Faceoff Academy 2018 National Showcase Important Details

The FOA Staff will be hosting the 2018 FOA National Showcase, top FO athletes from all over the country come to The Super Dome in Waldwick, NJ on December 1st& 2ndto compete in a two-day showcase that will display their skills and determination against the very best at the position.

The 2018 National Showcase will include the following:

  • 2 Day Format
  • Day 1:
  • Motivational Speaker – Author and motivational speaker William White will be preparing the athletes at the beginning of each day to get them mentally ready to seize the moment! Click for info on William White.
  • Training – Dynamic Warm up, FOA Skills warm up, Technique work, Movement Sets, Footwork, Counters, In-Game strategy, wing play and IQ.
  • Guest Speaker: Robert Anderson – Founder of “Make the Cut” online performance training, Robert is a former NY state Lacrosse coach of the year.  Now he uses his knowledge as a health and wellness professional to speak to athletes and parents about maintaining a balance in today’s sports environment. Click for info on Robert Anderson
  • Evaluation
    • Athletes will take live reps vs opponents in their class bracket so that the staff can coach and evaluate them in a real game-speed environment.
    • Following the day’s training the FOA staff will use the collegiate coaching evaluations and rankings to create brackets for each grade.


  • Day 2:
  • National FaceOff Tournament
    • Day 2 will feature athletes from each age division competing in a head to head FaceOff tournament.This tournament will decide a champion of each age group as well as an overall champion.
      • 6 class brackets (rankings based on collegiate coaching staff evaluations from Day 1). These brackets will be uploaded onto the application “Tourney Machine” which can be downloaded in the Apple or Android app store.  Once downloaded parents, coaches, players from on-site or remotely will have the ability to follow the action for all brackets throughout the entire event via their phone, computer or ipad!
  • Each 1 on 1 match up is BEST OF 5
    • Winner is determined by possession.
  • College level officials with STRICT COLLEGE RULES.
  • NO CHECKING (Short Sticks only). You may lift and box out but you are restricted from checking down on your opponent’s hands/stick.  Coaches want to see your footwork and ability to out maneuver, not just slash.
  • Winner from each bracket will FaceOff in “Champions Round” to determine overall Field winner.
  • 3 runners up from the champions round will compete in the “Redemption Bracket” for the 4thplace spot in the semi-finals
  • The Semis and Championship will be best of 7.
  • Coach’s Q & A with Hofstra Head Coach Seth Tierney
    • Fresh off of a world championship as Team USA’s offensive coordinator, coach Tierney will speak to parents and athletes in attendance followed by a Q & A session.


  • Uniform
    • Each Athlete will be given a Personalized 2018 National Showcase Uniform with their name on the back (Numbered Jersey, Shooting Shirt, Game Shorts, and Socks) designed by Pro Athletics. We ask that each athlete wear their entire uniform in full including shooter and socks at the event


  • Exposure
    • LAX SPORTS NETWORK will be on-site the entire weekend. They will be filming the training and interviewing players, parents and coaches on Day 1 as well as hosting “The 2018 National Showcase Selection Show” at 8pm Saturday night which will be the bracket release show.  On Day 2 they will interviewing athletes throughout the tournament as well as showing the champions round live.


  • When you register you will be asked to fill out a recruiting profile that will be added to our 2018 Recruiting booklet. This booklet will be handed out to every College Coach/Scout in attendance as well as emailed to each school on our email list.


  • We have confirmations from several College Coaches (D1 coaches will be part of the training staff) D2 and D3 coaches will be there to recruit and evaluate talent. Those schools not in attendance will be emailed the information the week after the event.


  • We will have Maiday Productions on staff for the weekend to film the training as well as every single FO of the national tournament in HD.


  • Click Here for info on Maiday Productions’ Video Packages (Not available yet)



  • Philly FOA Staff
    • Mike Gurenlian
  • Mark Gurenlian


  • Various Collegiate FOAthletes
  • D1 Coaches
  • Sponsors
    • We will have our sponsors from Pro Athletics, East Coast Dyes, Tomahawk Shades, Cascade, Motive Pure on hand to provide apparel and other products for sale.
  • Media
    • The entire event will be filmed on LaxSportsNetwork.com and replayed on their Video on Demand as a special presentation. Inside lacrosse and Recruiting Rundown will also be present.
  • Apparel
    • Due to last year’s popularity, we will once again have an exclusive online store for NS Invitees powered by North Star Lacrosse. This online store will only be open for the next two weeks and features exclusive apparel that athletes can wear for Showcase weekend and beyond.

Click Here For National Showcase 2018 Store

  • Logistics
    • Date & Time
  • December 1st& 2nd 
  • 8am – 12pm (Registration on Saturday begins at 7am)
  • Location: The Super Dome in Waldwick, NJ
    • 134 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, NJ 07463
  • Registration Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE
  • $500
    • Fee includes Training, Tournament, Recruiting booklet, Showcase T-shirt, Personalized Jersey, Shorts & Socks.
  • HOTELS: We have rooms blocked at two nearby hotels with special rates for the FOA Family:

Marriott Residence Inn – Saddle River, NJ – 201-934-4144 – Ask for the Faceoff Academy Rate

Hilton Woodcliff Lake – Woodcliff, NJ – 201-505-4449 – Ask for the Faceoff Academy Rate


For Online Registrations – go to




  • There is NO GUARANTEE REGISTRATION. Last year’s showcase sold out in 24 hrs.  There are 250 spots total, first come, first serve. PLEASE REGISTER IMMEDIATELY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT OR ELSE YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST.  Once on the wait list the process is 100% automated and as athletes drop out the computer will add athletes strictly based on registration order.  Please do not contact your coaches if you are on the wait list, there is nothing they can do.



    • SEPTEMBER 1stat 11:59 pm (unless sold out earlier)
      • No exceptions and once registered and paid there will be no refunds.


  • The precision in which we hold our events is what sets us apart from the rest and we need the numbers ahead of time to ensure the best experience possible for you and your athlete.




  • Our Goal
  • Everything we have worked towards this entire year has all led to this. What you have achieved is extremely impressive. You will have hands on instruction from MLL Champions, Gold Medalists, Collegiate National Champions, Division 1, 2 and 3 coaches and will be given the opportunity to train with and compete against the best players in the country all in one weekend. We hope you are as excited for this as we are and we look forward to seeing you in December.





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