Draw Control Academy
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After years of requests, the Faceoff Academy launched the Draw Control Academy in the summer of 2017.  The DCA ran a few test clinics in the winter of 2016 and the response was amazing so the FOA decided to open up the first ever DCA Summer Tour in 2017 – eight stops on the tour and the DCA sold out 5 of the 8 events.


Our elite instructor, Sammy Jo Tracy, has developed a teaching clinic similar to the style of her FOA counterparts. Ball control is very important in every sport and, as you know, in lacrosse it is one of the only sports that the ball is not awarded to the person that was just scored on.  These clinics will help your Draw Control person to become better at her craft.  The clinics will focus on the warm up, technique work, stick work, movement sets and will have live reps.


We also encourage any coaches to attend who are interested in learning more about the Draw Control position to attend our events.  If you are a coach and would like to assist in the training, feel free to let us know.  The DCA is hoping to continue to help with the growth and development of the game and we want coaches to know they are always welcome at no cost to them.

If you have any questions or are interested in hosting a DCA event, contact

Hope to see you inside the Circle. DCA

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    2X National Champion

    2X ACC Champion

    2X IWCL All American

    IL First Team All Draw Specialist

    2X First Team All South

    3X All ACC

    ACC Offensive Player of the Year

    2015 Team MVP

    UNC Career Leader in Draw Controls

    Had UNC Individual Game Record with 14 Draws

    Multiple 11, 12, and 13 Draw Control Games