The Faceoff Factory Fall Championship is a unique one-day event designed for the top faceoff players in the country. Players will have the chance to compete against the top talent in their grade & receive the best instruction from a world-class coaching staff, led by Joe Nardella.
Be crowned the best faceoff player in the nation!
Players selected to attend the Faceoff Factory Fall Championship will receive best-in-class coaching and compete against the best competition from across the country!
The Hun School of Princeton
176 Edgerstoune Rd, Princeton NJ 08542
2019, 2020, 2021,
2022, 2023, 2024, 2025
*Only 16 Players Per Grade!
October 28th, 2018
Admissions will be conducted on a rolling basis, first come first serve
Each grade will have a winner that receives a custom Cascade S helmet with 14Graphic Decals!!!
Every player who attends will receive a customized sublimated shooting shirt with their own number!
The Faceoff position is the most unique and dynamic positions in Lacrosse but often just winning the faceoff is not enough. At the Faceoff Factory, players are coached and evaluated based on what they do before and after the draw! Are you a capable Midfielder? Can you handle pressure when you gain possession? Can you shoot on the run? These are skills that take a good faceoff player to GREAT. The Fall Championship will not only have instruction at the X but also instruction on the offensive and defensive side of the ball! All players in attendance will be put through a variety of drills that will test all of their lacrosse skills!
The combination of instruction and training at the Fall Championship will allow players to prove they are not just the best faceoff specialist ("FOGO") in their class but also the best overall faceoff player in the nation.
High School players have the opportunity to sharpen their axe before they head into the November recruiting window. Younger players will be able to see what it takes to be the best in their grade!
Atlanta Blaze Faceoff Specialist
3rd Year as Harvard University Assistant
56.1% FO wins in 4 MLL Seasons
59.09% FO wins in 2018 MLL Season
Top 20 All-Time in MLL Faceoffs taken at 802
Rutgers University ’15
Academic All-American ' 15
Third Team All-American ' 15
First Team All-B1G ' 15
Denver Outlaws 2018 - MLL Champion
Denver Outlaws Faceoff Specialist
57.79% Win % in 2018 MLL Season
USILA 2x All-American at Bentley
1 Year University of Delaware Specialist Coach
Current Faceoff Coach at University of Maryland
Chesapeake Bayhawks Faceoff Specialist
University of Delaware ’15
USA U-19 National Team Member
All - CAA Selection '15
Florida Launch Faceoff Specialist
Faceoff Coach at Cornell University
2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Game Most Outstanding Player
2017 USILA/Nike First-Team All-American
2017 USILA/Nike Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as Most Outstanding Division II Lacrosse Player
Ohio Machine Faceoff Specialist
Assistant Coach at University of Vermont
Norwich University ’15
2015 All-American Nominee
Current Faceoff Specialist Florida Launch|
Assistant Coach at Colby College
MLL Playing Experience with Boston Cannons, Ohio Machine, and Rochester Rattlers players
6th in NCAA DI history for faceoffs won - Siena 2015
Faceoff Specialist Charlotte Hounds
University of Massachusetts 2018
UMass Record Holder in Faceoff Wins (506) and Ground Balls (278)
All-CAA First Team
Saturday, October 27
The Hun School
Warm Up, Questions, Free FO time with Coaches and other participants to meet some of their competitors, the coaches, and get ready for the event.
This is a completely optional event; however, it will be another opportunity to learn and be around the best Faceoff Coaches in the world
Sunday, October 28
The Hun School
8:00-8:30AM Rolling Registration
8:35-9:00AM FOF Warm Ups
9:00-11:00 AM Mastering the Fundamentals
11:10-11:25AM First Wave (5 Rounds)
11:30-12:45 Taking the Next Step
12:50-1:20PM Second Wave (10 Rounds)
1:45-2:30 PM Lunch and Film Study
2:45 - 4:00PM Battle Royale
Double Elimination 1 Winner Per Group/ Champion of Event
Awards Ceremony 4:00-4:15PM
"Since 2011, the Face-Off Factory has consulted with some of the top face-off coaches and players in the country. Our goal then and now was to develop a top notch face-off training program. We are consistently tweaking our program and focus to give our students the most relevant and effective training.
Our willingness to teach players every aspect of the position is what separates the Face-Off Factory from other programs. Our goal is to not only create a dominant draw man, but a quarterback in the middle of the “X”. No one day event is going to make a player an instant success; however, all of the drills were designed so they can be replicated by the players on their own."
-Faceoff Factory Founder Joe Nardella
We aspire to facilitate and demonstrate the pursuit of excellence. Not only on the field but off of it as well. The strongest form of leadership comes from the ability to lead by example. Each of our staff members is either a current professional, division 1 coach, or former collegiate standout. Through our coaching, we seek to illustrate the leadership and drive it takes to become the best version of ourselves. We are dedicated to teaching students how to be their very best at the faceoff x through constant competitive exposure both with the coaches themselves as well as the other students in addition to individualized hands on instruction. We strive to challenge the way our students think, how they treat and respect their peers, and how they communicate.
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PO Box 335
Princeton, NJ 08542