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2023 Middle Of The Map Faceoff Training

Heritage Soccer Park

Olathe, Kansas

Program Overview

Dear Players, Parents & Coaches;

We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Midwest Top Gun to host a Face-Off Training Opportunity at the KC80 Summer Showcase and Middle of The Map Lacrosse Festival in Olathe, KS. The clinic will take place at Heritage Soccer Park on July 21st.

Faceoff Training will be led by Coaches Joe Nardella and Nathan Laliberte. To see Coach Nardella and Laliberte's Accolades, please click below:

Joe Nardella Accolades

Nathan Laliberte Accolades

Program Description

This Faceoff Training Opportunity will Feature the following:

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Faceoff Specific)

  • FOF warmup that couples fundamental faceoff skills with anticipation tactics, focus work, and competitive-based hand speed exercises. 
  • Training will consist of a heavy focus on the fundamental efficiency of clamping the ball, refining technical aspects of the faceoff following our clamp, advanced moves/strategies at the X, counter moves, proper footwork/body positioning, and discussions on wing play.
  • Drilling will be competition based and take place in small groups (sorted by age and ability).
  • Live repetition in the form of pre-tournament signature seeding and a double-elimination competition. We will be filming the players during their live competition reps for immediate feedback.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Wing Play Only)

  • This portion of the event will focus on understanding and mastering the art of wing play and working as a 3 man unit. ​Dominant faceoff units are created through working in unison. Our goal of this segment, is to implement skills and tactics that you can bring back to your teams to own the mdidle of the field.
  • Programming will include:
    • 3v3 Tactics, Tips, and Pointers to gain the upper hand.
    • Wing packages that are easy to implement and effective. 
    • Understanding of principals related to team ground ball play. 
    • 3v3 Draft and Tournament to determine the top FO Unit. 
  • This is a First of its Kind Event. Our mission is to create a game changing expereince for our students that will immediately pay dividens to their faceoff units. 

Program Detail

Cost Structure:

$130.00 per athlete (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM INCLUDES ALL)

$50.00 per athlete (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM WING PLAY ONLY)


17225 Lackman Rd

Olathe, KS 66062


Please refer all questions or concerns to

Thanks and best regards,





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17225 Lackman Rd, Olathe, KS 66062


Since 2011, Faceoff Factory has committed to learning, teaching, and growing the Face-off position. Our goal then and now continues to be centered around developing the complete faceoff student. As the face-off position continues to change and develop, so does our curriculum. Our curriculum highlights techniques and details that have proven effective at the highest levels of lacrosse.

After 6 years of unwavering dedication, learning and adaptation to our teaching, our mission has developed to feature three main components:

First and foremost, we aim to create a collaborative learning environment. Since faceoffs are such a unique part of our game, we must tailor the environment in which we teach and learn them to be unique as well. Here, at Faceoff Factory, we aim to foster an environment in which students not only learn from our coaches, but learn from one another as well. We firmly believe that - to teach, is to understand. And the more students can teach others about faceoffs, the more they themselves will understand them.

Second, 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.

Lastly, and arguably the most influential, is the development of our FOFamily - a commitment to see that each of our students fulfills all of their goals outside the lines of the lacrosse field. Although learning at our sessions is at the forefront of all our students focus, we try to provide far more resources than just on field coaching. Some of these resources include but are not limited to, free access to watch all of our sessions on youtube, college advice / recruiting assistance, and training guidance.
We hope to see you at the Faceoff X soon.

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