Face-Off Training (Fall 2020)


Face-Off Training with Coach Michael Santos

Grades 3-12 Fridays @ THS; 5:30-6:30pm Sept 18-Oct 30 $200

Considered one of the most important roles on a team, a face-off specialist has the unique ability to change and control the momentum of a game.  It is a position that requires strength, speed, and a chess-like ability to identify and counter the moves of an opposing specialist.  Our coaches will teach these requirements while focusing on proper technique, stance, hand speed, endurance, moves (clamp, jam, lazer, rake, etc.), and counter-moves.  Few things are more valuable for a face-off specialist than getting tons of repetitions, and this clinic will provide both individual and live reps so that each player can practice the coach’s instruction immediately.

*Prerequisites: 1+ years of lacrosse experience and full equipment (helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, and stick).

*All required equipment is available for purchase at The Next Level Lacrosse Store.  If you need equipment, please come to the store a day or two in advance of your first class, if possible.*
Inclement Weather Policy
*If inclement weather forces us to cancel a fall clinic session, we will send an email to this thread at least 60 minutes prior to the clinic start time
*If thunderstorms roll through during a clinic and a parent’s car is not present, clinic participants and coaches will take cover in the front of the school at WES, or front of the gym at The Heights, under a very large concrete porch
*Sunday Nov 1, Saturday Nov 8, and Sunday Nov 9 are the makeup days if we are forced to cancel a Monday of Friday session
*As long as 80% of the sessions are held, we will not issue a credit or refund
*If less than 80% of the sessions are held, we will offer a prorated credit or refund to all clinic participants
  • For: Face-Off Middies
  • 7-class session
  • Class size: 16 players
  • Location: The Heights School (10400 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854)