Elite Face Off

This 1-day combine features coaching , training, evaluation and recruiting along with college recruiting/admissions planning and preparation work.

August 1, 2024

  • Endicott College - Beverly, MA
  • For Boys graduating 2025,2026,2027 and 2028

The Elite Face Off Combine offers a competitive and comprehensive training event focusing exclusively on the face off position. This unique, invitational program allows exposure for face off athletes and NCAA Division I II and III college coaches. Our goal is to better prepare face off athletes for the college lacrosse and the recruiting process.

Meet Joe Nardella

Joe Nardella: Founder of Faceoff Factory / Current Faceoff Specialist PLL Whipsnakes LC (2019-2024) / 2x PLL Champions.


The Face Off Combine offers a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of the face off position through coaching, training and evaluation. Each player will be coached by Joe Nardella and Derek Yannone , the curriculum includes:

  • Face Off skill sessions and evaluation
  • NCAA Recruiting Seminar D-I D-2 and D-3 Coaching and Player Workshops
  • College Coaches attending NCAA Division I, II and III

Face Off Factory:

  1. Slow Motion Clamps, Plungers, Rakes 10x each
  2. Full Speed Clamp, Plunge, Rakes 10x each
  3. Ball High Up - Down the Line Emphasis 10x
  4. Light hands: Snap top edge down, lift left hand up and turn both knuckles down 10x
  5. Second Move: Clamp, Saw and step feet to 10 o'clock. 10x
  6. Rake Defense: Clamp, swing feet, and butt-end counter-clockwise 10x
  7. Exits: Forward to the left, Defensive exit (pivot counterclockwise), Back door (clamp and saw upfield, the open right should and turn hips), Front Door (clamp, counter-clockwise turn, pop ball forward), Rollout (keep stick closed, roll wrists, pop behind), Through the Legs. 5x EACH
  8. Quick - Down, Set, Whistle. Focus on breathing, anticipate, and do not go early.
  9. 25 Gbs: Roll out to yourself. Both hands - two-handed and one-handed. With one hand, adjust the hand position on the stick.


8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Introduction

9:15 - 10:15 - Face off warm ups

10:15 - 12:15pm - Rotations

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 - Rotations

2:15- 3:00 King of the Hill

3:00 - Wrap up

What to bring

Each player should bring their own equipment (Stick, helmet, gloves, and cleats). Elite Face Off Combine pinnies will be provided for all players day of the event. There will be a trainer on site if you have any medical questions or concerns.

Camp Fee

The camp fee for Elite Face Off Combine is $200

This includes:

  • Combine Coaching, Training Evaluation and recruiting opportunities
  • 1 on 1 evaluation and coaching relating to all aspects of play
  • Tons of Face offs with the worlds best, Joe Nardella at the combine



Joe Nardella:

Founder of Faceoff Factory / Current Faceoff Specialist PLL Whipsnakes LC (2019-2022) / 2x PLL Champions

Meet Joe Nardella and the Face Off Factory