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A faceoff is a competition between two opposing lacrosse players (really a 3 v 3 competition with the wings involved) to gain possession of the lacrosse ball. To begin, the lacrosse ball is placed on the ground in between two opposing players lacrosse heads. On the whistle, the players try to react and win the ball for their team.
We believe every player’s assets and body types are different. As a result, so should their stance and faceoff strategy. Not only do we teach each player how to clamp (cover) the ball properly but we teach them other counter moves to help throughout the game. We like to incorporate groundball, shooting, and footwork drills to make players better athletes.
Great question. All players are given a “year”, based on their Highschool graduation year. Clubs and coaches do this to keep a equal level of consistency/clarification.
On the field? Here’s a cheat sheet:
2019 – HS SR
2020 – HS JR
2021 – HS Soph
2022 – HS FR
2023 – 8th Grade
2024 – 7th Grade
2025 – 6th Grade
2026 – 5th Grade
2027 – 4th Grade
2028 – 3rd Grade
Of course – in the beginning of each session we will split players based on age and maturity to prevent this. We won’t pair a player up against a bigger, more mature opponent unless he would like too.
Yes, if the faceoff event is cancelled players will receive a 100% money back guarantee (please give us 7 days to refund payment). Players are able to receive a refund on the faceoff session at any time as long as a player notifies us via email/call/text before the event. If the player misses the faceoff session without contacting us there will not be a refund.
Of course, we’ll take any apparel back that the customer isn’t happy with.
Sure thing – rain or shine, we’ll still grind :). If the weather is dangerous or extremely bad we’ll send out a email notifying of the cancellation + look at a make-up date.
Great question – we ask families and players to buy training sessions in the market they currently live in or plan to be in. If a player is traveling throughout the year and wants to drop in to a new market and/or training session, we welcome it. Welcome to a new hood!
- We would recommend either going to a local lacrosse store where they specialize in stringing OR try Ustring HERE
- We recommend a mid-level pocket so the ball has less of a distance to travel from the ground to the pocket. Every elite player has a specific pocket location preference – and that’s fine – but we’ve seen mid-level pockets benefitting a player w/ regards to ground balls.
We’re always interested in motivated people w/ the agility to learn – w/ or w/o faceoff experience. Drop us a line w/ your personal interests, past experience, or resume and let’s try to link up soon.
All-American Recruiting (AARecruiting or AAR) is a platform of All-American Faceoff (AAFO) student-athletes, based on a geographic area, organized by graduation year; displaying a list of recruits we’ve worked with. Check out AAR HERE.
- Tag #AARecruiting via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to join our stream and let us know who’s lighting up the field or recently committed.
Learn more about AAR HERE.