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Spring Faceoff Clinic

The Homegrown Lacrosse spring Faceoff Clinic offers players the opportunity to receive coaching from the top faceoff specialists in the game using The Faceoff Academy curriculum.

The Faceoff Academy curriculum focuses on teaching the faceoff position in great detail and providing elite knowledge and coaching for all players. Athletes need to be able to put their skills to the test in a practice environment in order to be able to refine themselves. Sessions provide a solid dynamic faceoff warm-up, followed by live faceoffs with a referee cadence. The players get to rotate and faceoff against different opponents throughout the session and technique analysis is provided via critique by the coaches in between reps.

The clinic will finish with a knockout style faceoff tournament. The winners of this tournament will receive an invitation to represent Minnesota in the National Recruiting Showcase.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Postponed until further notice

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (VIP session 9:00 - 10:00 AM, at an additional charge)

VIP Session: You must contact Coach Ragonese at to secure a VIP spot

Location: Concordia University - Sea Foam Stadium, 281 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

Age: 4th grade - College

Includes: Special Edition Faceoff Academy & Homegrown Lacrosse T-Shirt

Participation Fee: $110

VIP Session

The VIP Session is a separate, small group, first come, first serve training session held the hour before the event.  It will focus on detailed stance and technique work.  Every movement drill is recorded with video and studied amongst the group in session.  After the event, all athletes are sent the videos to study and improve on their own.

Main Clinic Focus

The Faceoff Academy is dedicated to developing the lacrosse skills of every athlete through the highest quality of instruction. We strive to create well-rounded athletes with the ability to contribute to their teams offensively, defensively, and at the faceoff x. While physical skills are important, The Faceoff Academy recognizes that many times the mental game can be the difference between a good player and an elite player. Therefore, we place great emphasis on strengthening these skills. Most importantly, The Faceoff Academy believes in live repetition as a way to improve as a faceoff specialist. The Faceoff Academy focuses on developing the following core techniques:

  • Stance
  • Moves
  • Counters
  • Groundball Work
  • Wing Play
  • Stickwork
  • Shooting (ie. on the run)
  • Lacrosse IQ


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Jerry Ragonese

Faceoff Specialist

Team: PLL Redwoods Profesional

Coaches: The Faceoff Academy


Ben MacLean

Ben MacLean

Program Director

Phone: 612-730-9495