Video: The Basics Of Face Offs With Dom DeNapoli


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.