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December Lacrosse Coaching Clinic Archives
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Release: 12/12/2013
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DURHAM, N.C.—The final Duke men’s lacrosse coaching clinic of 2013 featured discussions on the faceoff game and how Duke approaches it as a team. The coaching staff covered everything from faceoff techniques for the draw men to how to lineup up on both offense and defense for the faceoff.

December Clinic

Team Face-off 2014: Preparedness, desire, technique, spacing and teamwork


1. Introduction and team faceoff philosophy. Why the faceoff is important

2. Nine ways to gain possession
   a. Team faceoff goals for 2014
   b. The draw man and principles of top draw men

3. Rock, paper, scissors - faceoff techniques
   a. Faceoff basics and basic drilling

4. Wing play in the faceoff game

5. Box out philosophy

6. Close defense and goalie in faceoff game

7. Attack position on the faceoff

8. Team faceoff game management
    a. Special situations - EMO, man down

9. Funky faceoff situations
    a. Game film of faceoffs

10. Closing remarks. Adapting tonight's discussion to your level. Simple ways a draw man can improve his faceoff game. 

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