Joe Nardella and Face-Off Factory Return to So Cal for L.A. Development Day


Face-Off Factory returns to Los Angeles for their LA Development Day on August 7th. This 3-hour clinic will include face-off training with MLL AL-Star and Atlanta Blaze, Coach Joe Nardella.

Development Days are exactly what they sound like. A day focused on the students overall Faceoff Development. Faceoff Factory strives to providet their students with the most complete faceoff training program in lacrosse.

These 3-hour clinics will include:

  • FOF warm-up that emphasizes the importance of hand speed/coordination and antagonistic stretching.
  • Fundamental and technical reinforcement rooted in clamping the ball properly. Given various students success with different clamping patterns, They teachstudents how to clamp while keeping both hands low and well as lifting our left hand up for a mid-pinch or high-pinch.
  • Advanced moves and counters. Face-Off Factory believes in teaching students the lost art of moves that were more popular in the past (ie: Jams, laser, rake) because when taught and executed properly, they are quite successful. Even students who are confident and comfortable in their primary move, benefit from learning secondary moves as it promotes their understanding of what a potential opponent may throw at them.
  • Proper footwork, and body positioning. These aspects of the faceoff are often overlooked but are arguably as important as the basics. More often than not, the majority of faceoffs in a game are not clean wins. Forcing faceoff students to rotate and try to win the ball in a tie-up or “secondary faceoff”. Faceoff Factory teaches, stresses, and practices how to properly rotate around the ball to put students in the best possible position to win that secondary faceoff regardless of their reaction time.
  • All drilling will be competition based and take place in small groups (sorted by age and ability).
  • Situational IQ and Wing Play. Although difficult to replicate, many of the common in game situations our students will see can be understood through basic diagrams and discussion.
  • Development Days conclude with our signature double-elimination Faceoff Factory tournament. We will be filming the players during their live competition reps. Players will be given access to the film once it is uploaded by subscribing to our Youtube Channel.
  • Coaches: Coaches are always welcome to attend Face-Off Factory sessions free of charge. Coaches may also take notes, video, etc. in an effort to further coach their faceoff students in our absence.

The clinic is open to all ages, including college athletes. We will focus on positional skill development through repetition, technical reinforcement, and film evaluation.

Date, Time, and Place:

  • Tuesday, August 7th from 12:00 -3: 00 PM
  • 851 Alma Real Dr
  • Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Meet the Coach:

Joe Nardella (Rutgers University ’15) – MLL All-Star FO Specialist for the Atlanta Blaze and formerly an All-American, First Team B1G, and B1G Specialist of the Year.


The cost of the clinic is $150 per player. All ages are welcome. Including college athletes.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Nardella at 315-727-6914 or

Thanks and best regards,




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