Youth and High School Combines (Rising 4th – College Athletes)
The Faceoff Academy Combines focus on the basics of faceoff to the advanced level technique at the X. We will also be teaching wing play, shooting on the run, setting up and mastering the 4 on 3 break, as well as effective transferring through the box and middie defense. This will be followed by live reps as well as a knockout style tournament play at the X. The Combine training will also be the guideline for who will be invited to the National Recruiting Showcase.
Our clinics and combines focus on teaching the faceoff position in great detail and providing elite knowledge and skill sets for our players. But the athletes need to be able to put those skills to the test in a practice environment in order to be able to refine themselves. This is where Draw Day comes in, 1.5 hour sessions that provide a solid dynamic faceoff warm up followed by live faceoffs with a referee cadence. The players get to rotate and faceoff against different opponents throughout the session and technique analysis is provided via critique by the coaches in between reps. It’s a great weekly way to get ready for games or to just try some new skills out.
The most Elite level training Combines designed specifically for recruiting purposes. At our Regional & National Showcases players are asked to demonstrate their abilities via bio and film or are recommended by coaches in order to register. These participants are brought in for a 2 day event that will be coached not only by the Faceoff Academy staff but also collegiate coaches who were brought in to assess talent as well. Because these events are such a big deal, we treat them as such. Every athlete is given a special edition numbered uniform, is entered into a recruiting profile booklet, and is filmed for recruiting purposes. Our player profile booklet is sent to schools at every division all over the country. A college coach of our choosing is brought in to provide a Q&A for players and parents alike that helps describe and explain the recruiting process as well as what it means to be a collegiate student athlete. Day 1 will be an intense training combine and day 2 will be a competitive head to head knockout tournament officiated by professional referees.
VIP Session Training
The VIP Session is a separate, small group, first come, first serve training session. Held the hour before almost every draw day and clinic that we hold. We focus on detailed stance and technique work. Every movement drill is recorded with video and studied amongst the group in session. After the event all athletes are sent the videos to study and improve on their own. In order to schedule a VIP session simply email the FOA coach of your choosing with the date(s) you are interested!
The I-95 Cup
As a FOAthlete, do you ever sit back and wonder what area of the country produces the best? Ever read about FO Men from other areas and wish you could go against them?
Thanks to YouTube and social media, we live in a world where you can see and hear about different FOAthletes from all over the country on a regular basis. Back in the day, the only time you ever heard about players from different areas might’ve been at a random summer lacrosse camp or in a magazine.
So who has the best? New York? Maryland? Philly? There are individual tournaments out there such as the FOA National Showcase, where individual players are crowned champions, but what area has the overall majority of talented FOAthletes?
The I-95 Cup is not your ordinary FaceOff tournament. It’s the ultimate challenge to see which AREA of the country has the most talented FOAthletes. The top 10 players from Philly, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland/Virginia will meet in Philadelphia for a 1 day tournament in an intense, never before seen style tournament.