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VIOLATIONS


A player may not move after “set” is called and until the whistle sounds to begin play.


Each player’s entire body must remain to the left of the throat of his stick before the whistle.


Players sticks must be parallel and may not touch the ball.


Player may not withhold the ball from play during a faceoff.


On the faceoff a player may not kick or step on his opponent’s stick.


Player may not grab the ball or his opponent’s stick.


Player may not hold or pin down the crosse of his opponent.


OFFICIALS SIGNALS


BEST PRACTICES


Coaches will have faceoff players practice different techniques including clamps, reaction time drills, boxing-out drills, and ground ball drills!


All young players should get an opportunity to practice facing off both in practice and games.


PERSPECTIVES


Winning faceoffs is important as it can increase the number of possessions for your team.


Work on faceoffs as a team effort, not just the responsibility of the faceoff man.


Teach moves to counter an opponent’s move and techniques.


Pay close attention to the action at the X and strictly enforce all faceoff rules.


Faceoff players should learn several techniques and practice them repeatedly.


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GAME PLAY FACEOFFS


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