- Improve your Lacrosse coaching!
- Learn from Tony Seaman!
- Take your team to the next level!
- Learn from the best, to become your best!
with Tony Seaman,
St. Andrews High School (FL) Head Coach;
former Denver Outlaws General Manager;
engineered a team that set 10 MLL records in 2013 on its way to become the first in MLL history, and just the fourth team in North American major pro sports, to finish a season undefeated;
former Towson University Head Coach;
3X National Coach of the Year (of only two coaches to have been honored as the National Coach of the Year at two different schools);
over 250 career wins; 1994 United States National Team Head Coach (World Champions)
The face-off in lacrosse is the start of everything; if you can control the face-off you can control the game. In this video, Tony Seaman leads you through everything involved in the face-off from the stance to wing play after winning a face-off. Seaman starts off with live demonstrators showing you the basics of the face-off including stick handling, stance, and body position that will give you an advantage over your opponent. Seaman uses his demonstrators to highlight three different types of face-off moves: "The Clamp", "The Top", and "The Rake". With every move he shows all the footwork and hand movement involved, where to release the ball after you have won the face-off, how to block out, and how to go after the ball. To develop great face-off skills, Seaman shows 11 drills to use to improve quickness, technique, balance, strength, flexibility, and "the most important aspect of the face-off" - anticipation! These are drills that you can do on your own or 1-on-1. Seaman wraps up this great video by diagramming player positioning, strategies, and philosophy for wing play after a face-off.
50 minutes. 2005.