The face-off in lacrosse is the start of everything; if you can control the face-off you can control the game. In this DVD, Tony Seaman leads you through everything involved in the face-off from the stance to wing play after winning a face-off. Seaman starts off with live demonstrators showing you the basics of the face-off including stick handling, stance, and body position that will give you an advantage over your opponent. Seaman uses his demonstrators to highlight three different types of face-off moves: "The Clamp", "The Top", and "The Rake". With every move he shows all the footwork and hand movement involved, where to release the ball after you have won the face-off, how to block out, and how to go after the ball.
To develop great face-off skills, Seaman shows 11 drills to use to improve quickness, technique, balance, strength, flexibility, and "the most important aspect of the face-off" - anticipation! These are drills that you can do on your own or 1-on-1. Seaman wraps up this great DVD by diagramming player positioning, strategies, and philosophy for wing play after a face-off.
50 minutes. 2005.