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Dear Players, Coaches & Parents,

In an effort to continue to raise the bar and give ourselves a benchmark, Faceoff Factory and Midwest Top Gun would like to present the Middle of The Map Showdown. Our mission is to provide the highest level combination between expertise and competition. Through gathering the top talent in the Midwest we hope to provide a high-pressure and competitive environment.

The Middle of The Map Showdown will consist of:

  • Competition Mindset/Introduction

  • 45 Mins Faceoff Factory Instruction

  • Solo seeding (live)

  • Double Elimination Tournament (70-90 Mins)

  • Top 4 Players From Each bracket Will Compete in Front of College Coaches On Day 2

  • Winners will receive STX Lacrosse Prizes


Face-off training will be led by Coach Joe Nardella

Joe Nardella is the current Faceoff Specialist for the PLL Whipsnakes and Defender for the New England Blackwolves. Joe has established himself as the top Faceoff Athlete in the world. Nardella is a 2X PLL Champion and led all Faceoff Athletes in every category at the Faceoff Stripe in the 2020 PLL Championship Series. Joe finished with an outstanding 74% at the X, this was 10% higher than the next Faceoff Athlete. In the 2019 season, Joe finished top 2 in every category and #1 in ground balls. Coach Nardella was a standout at Rutgers University where he was named an All-American, an Academic All-American, Big Ten Specialist of the Year, 3x All Conference, and ranked top 5 in the nation in FO win % 3 years in a row. Coach Nardella is also a 2X MLL All-Star and Team USA Lacrosse member. Lastly, Joe notched 5 years of collegiate coaching experience serving as an Assistant at Harvard University and The University of Massachusetts-Boston.


  • Players are advised to wear a mask. Even while training, we want to protect you and the coaches.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Why Faceoff Factory?

At Faceoff Factory, our main focus is to ensure that each of our students leave having learned someone and enjoyed their time with us. Over the course of 6 years, we have studied, tested, and developed the best possible curriculum to ensure we are preparing each and every student for success at the x. Our training has proven to establish proper fundamentals faceoff technique that will ensure immediate and prolonged success at the faceoff position.

Coaches: (Free of charge) - Our clinics are always open to coaches, free of charge. We allow coaches to take notes, record video, and ask questions during/following the event. This is a great way for coaches to get right in on the action, learn from the staff, reinforce what their players learn, and further educate themselves.

Cost: $120

Time & Dates: 






Heritage Soccer Complex

17225 S. Lackman Rd. Olathe KS. 66062

Please direct any questions to Joe Nardella at 315-727-6914 or

Thanks and best regards,

Faceoff Factory

Winners will compete in front of the following Collegiate programs on Day 2...

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