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Draw Control Academy
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Upcoming Draw Days

Maryland Draw Days

Goals Baltimore

September 15, 22

October 6, 20

6 - 7 PM     $40 per person


NXT Draw Days

Proving Grounds

Fridays Oct - 10/8, 10/22, 10/28, 11/5

MS - 5- 6pm    HS - 6 - 7:15pm

$60 per person

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DCA Turlaxin Draw Days

Bonnie Wenk Park

October 23

11 - 12 session 1    2 - 3 session 2

$50 per person

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DCA Turlaxin Draw Days

Melissa Z-Plex

October 24

10 - 11 Session 1  12 - 1 Session 2  

$50 per person

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.


Now in 2021 our new DCA Directors Caitlyn Petro (Umass ’21) and Emily Hawryschuk (Syracuse ’22) have developed a training system similar to the style of their 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.  A huge focus will also be stick skills and lacrosse IQ after the draw so that our DCA athletes reach their full potential on the field. 


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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    UMass Women's Lacrosse 2016-2021

    NCAA record holder for most draw wins per game 

    NCAA record holder (T) most draw wins in a single game

    Second all-time in NCAA for Draws won a single season

    NCAA team record for most draws in a single game 

    Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team 2019, 2021

    US Lacrosse Player of the Week (5/4/21)

    NCAA Statistical Leader in Draw Controls 2020, 2021

    Inside Lacrosse Media All-American 2020, 2021

    Two time A10 Player of the Week 2021

    A10 Conference Champion 2016, 2021

    IWLCA Northeast All-Region Team 2021

    UMass all-time leader for most draw wins in a single game 

    UMass all-time leader for most draw wins in a single season


    B.A. in Marketing and Communications from The University of Massachusetts

    Two time UMass Student-Athlete of the Week 

    NH Tomahawks Girls Elite Club Lacrosse Head Coach (2019) 

    Northwestern Lacrosse Camp Coach (2019)UMass Amherst Camp Coach (2018, 2019)

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