Win more face-offs to gain more possessions throughout the course of a game!
- Learn moves and techniques tailored to the strengths of your face-off players, whether they are quick or strong
- Get several face-off counters to turn the tide against an aggressive opponent
- Develop quickness and anticipation of the whistle with drills that will give your players a distinct advantage
featuring: John Danowski, Duke University Head Coach John Desko, Syracuse University Head Coach Kevin Cassese, Lehigh University Head Coach Kevin Donahue, Syracuse University Assistant Coach Kevin Reisman, Cornell University Assistant Coach Jason Breyo, Buford High School (GA) Director of Lacrosse Ron Caputo, Duke University Assistant Coach Tony Seaman, St. Andrews High School (FL) Head Coach Will Scudder, Lehigh University Associate Head Coach
The face-off has become a specialized position in the game of lacrosse. Face-off success directly translates into more possessions for your team, which has a significant impact on the outcome of the game. To ensure success, coaches need to have an understanding of the techniques and the strategies in order to assist their players to both improve, as well as make adjustments on the fly in game situations.
This compilation of the best face-off drills from the Championship Productions library features many of the top coaching and program names in lacrosse and addresses every aspect of the face-off game. You'll see drills that cover stance and grip, warm-ups, moves, and counter moves to hone your face-off players' skills.
Stance, Grip, and Moves
First, you'll see the fundamental stance, grip, and clamp techniques from Will Scudder and Kevin Donahue. These pointers will help your athletes generate force and leverage in a face-off. Donahue details a series of clamps and jams, including the Plunger Clamp, Handle Jam, Pinch Clamp, and Laser Sweep.
Drills to Dominate
Once your players have mastered the basics, it's time to get them reps that mimic game situations. You'll get competitive drills that pit teammates against one another, as well as exercises that can be done solo. Included are the best practices for not only winning the draw, but also maintaining possession with drills that focus on boxing out, ground balls under pressure, and proper exit techniques.
Face-offs should be near the top of your priority list as a coach because they can often directly influence the outcome of a game. Get all you need to help your players master the face-off in this jam-packed instructional video!
56 minutes. 2018.Lacrosse Videos