Dom DeNapoli is an assistant coach with St. John’s University in Queens, but before joining the staff, Dom was on the SJU team, and as a Senior in 2009, he led the country with 8.5 ground balls per game. Dom was a terror in between the lines, and won his fair share of face offs with a longstick as well, taking most of SJU’s draws.
Photo Credit: Larry Palumbo
Today he’s teaching you the basics of facing off, including the clamp and rake techniques, via this video from Max Seibald’s Maximum Lacrosse Camps:
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of facing off, this video should be a huge help. Dom gives you a bunch of things to try as a beginner. Now, to become great, it’s going to take some practice!
For more great advice, check out Rob Pannell’s Dodging From X Video.