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Dear Players, Parents and Coaches;

Faceoff Factory will be holding group training sessions on Thursday's at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY. This program is open to students with the desire to thrive at the X. Our focus is always aimed at teaching and reinforcing the proper fundamentals so we can progress towards implementing advanced techniques, strategy, and situational awareness that is crucial to succeed at the position. Over the course of 5 years, we have studied, tested, and evolved our program to ensure both immediate and prolonged incremental improvement. Players will typically be filmed during our sessions and can access both the instruction and live repetitions from our sessions on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/FaceoffFactory).

Sessions will be led by Coach Connor Russell. Coach Russell was a 4 Year Letterman with the University of Albany Great Danes (2013-2017). During his collegiate career Russell was named a 3x America East Champion and 4x NCAA Tournament Participant. In 2016 Russell played in seven games, going 9-for-29 on faceoffs with four ground balls. Won four faceoffs out of 10 in road victory at UMass (3/8). 3-for-6 on faceoffs with a ground ball in 12-8 win vs. Binghamton (4/16). 2015: Won 52.8% (102-193) of faceoffs in first eight games of the year, grabbing 57 ground balls. Won 14-26 faceoffs (53.8%) with six ground balls in season-opening victory at Drexel (2/21). Career-high 14 ground balls, a caused turnover, an assist and 16-26 on faceoffs (61.5%) in road win over Canisius (3/17). Won 24 of 42 faceoffs (57.1%) with 13 ground balls in win at Harvard (3/25). Won all five faceoff attempts in last game played vs. UMass Lowell (3/28). 2014: Primary faceoff specialist for UAlbany, playing in 15 games with eight starts. Took 282 faceoffs, winning 131 and grabbing 68 ground balls. Four 10-ground balls games, including vs. Vermont (3/29), winning 18 of 28 faceoffs, and at Hartford (4/6), going 16-28 on faceoffs. High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in lacrosse, football and hockey at Penfield HS. 2012 High School All-American. All-county honors all four seasons. All-Greater Rochester honors in 2011 and 2012. Led Penfield to the Section V Class A championship in 2013. Team captain in lacrosse as a  senior, captaining hockey team as a junior and senior. 70% faceoff success rate and 140 ground balls as a senior. Finishing career with a 70% faceoff success rate, 620 ground balls and 30 goals. Coaching Experience: Coaching Staff member University at Albany. Coaching Staff member SUNY Geneseo. Current Coaching Staff member College of Saint Rose

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All Sessions will run from 5:30-6:30PM.

Cost: $50/session Or $225 (5 sessions)

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES:

  • If arriving more than a few minutes early please wait in your vehicle.
  • No Spectators.
  • Please wear a mask when arriving.
  • All players must bring their own water bottle to fill. No sharing drinks.
  • Coaches will practice social distancing as much as possible during on field sessions.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and hand wipes. We will make a team effort to ensure the most sanitary environment possible.
  • Players should refrain from touching any lacrosse ball with their hands at any time on the field. Sticks must be utilized to move or pick up the ball in all situations.

Please refer all questions at concerns to James Angelicola at (315) 256-6106 or at jamesangelicola@gmail.com

Thanks and best regards,

FACE-OFF FACTORY

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