FACEOFF TRAINING FOR ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS
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“For every pass that I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice.” -Don Hutson
The Philly Faceoff League is open every week to face-off midfielders of all different ages and skill levels. With 3 coaches on staff EVERY night at our sessions, each coach specializes with a certain group of players.
Coach Kaplan specializes on developing our younger, less experienced players each week (typically grades 3-6), focusing on technique and making sure they learn a variety of moves/counters to gain more confidence at the position each time they come in.
Coach Dolente specializes on the older players (middle school or high school) who may be considered “late” to facing off. There’s always a team or two out there who scramble at the last minute to find someone to face-off for them. Every year we always get a few guys who a high school or club coach will send to see if they can pick it up in time to be able to contribute for them in the spring or summer. Coach Mike does an excellent job working 1 on 1 or in small groups during our PFL sessions to help our older, less experienced guys become more confident and ready to compete.
Coach Bodnar likes to work exclusively with our older, more experienced face-off guys every week . He likes to set the tone by pushing them to work harder to become physically and mentally tougher. He wants to create an atmosphere where guys hold themselves accountable and treat every face-off they take like they are playing in a real game.
Whichever level you’re currently on, come out and join us at one of our next PFL sessions and let us work with you to become the best possible player you can be!
Individual and Small Group Training
The Philly Face-off League is open to all forms of small group and individual training. We work with township youth teams, high school teams, and a variety of different club teams. We will cater to any individual needs that your team might have in order for them to achieve success.
If you have a team in need of small group or individual training please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the last 6 years, the PFL has been preparing face off players of all ages to excel at the next level – whatever that may be for the individual athlete. We’re currently the only face off clinic in the area with three coaches working simultaneously each week, which allows us to support players at every stage of their development. We have players from grade 3 all the way up to the college level working every week to get better. We’re proud that these efforts each season have solidified the Philadelphia area as the premiere hotbed for face-off specialists, and more importantly, we’re proud of the growth that each of our players has made, whether that is winning their first live face-off in a game situation, becoming a varsity starter, committing to play at the NCAA level, or anything in between. The Philly Face Off League is built on supporting players with specific instruction and instilling a fierce competitive mindset within them.
Club Team Participation
Are you a club director interested in more face-off instruction? Contact us and let us help work with your guys!
The following Club lacrosse teams currently have a face-off guy participating in the PFL:
-South Jersey Shamrocks
-South Shore (NJ)
-Team Turnpike (NJ)
-Leading Edge (NJ)
-Low and Away
-Maryland Crabs (MD)
New to facing off? Not happy with how you’ve been performing?
Contact John Bodnar at 201-213-7755, Mike Dolente at 484-919-9679, or Shawn Kaplan at 610-220-5931 to set up an appointment for a 1 on 1 session. Sessions normally last 1 hour