Due to the Covid 19 Restrictions - the 2020 FOA National Showcase has been
moved to February 27th. It will now be a one day event, same amount of time on the
field, but it will have a morning training and afternoon championship event.
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Here are the registration links for the FOA National Showcase. If you are able to secure a space you will be allowed to come to Sportika Sports in Manalapan, NJ on February 27th to compete in the showcase that will display your skills and determination against the very best at the position. Please read this entire letter as it has every possible piece of information that you could need for this event and its preparation. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE REGISTRATION. Last year’s showcase sold out in 24 hrs. PLEASE REGISTER IMMEDIATELY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT OR ELSE YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST. Once on the waitlist, the process is 100% automated and as athletes drop out the computer will add athletes strictly based on registration order.
Important Update Disclaimer
With COVID being an obvious concern for travel and health. We are monitoring the situation very closely and if there are travel restrictions still in place as of Nov 1st, we will reschedule the National Showcase on our backup date of February 27. All registered athletes will be notified upon the decision with the updated dates and times.
The 2020 National Showcase will include the following: • 2 session format
Session 1: National Combine
Motivational Speaker – Author and motivational speaker William White will be preparing the athletes at the beginning of each day to get them mentally ready to seize the moment!
Training – Field Specific Dynamic Warmup & Mobility
This year we will be implementing a multi-field training rotation. Four groups will rotate through different dimensions of training focus. This will break up the day so that athletes can stay focused on a single key portion of their overall training throughout the session.
Dimension 1 – SNG offensive focused Live reps
Dimension 2 – Wing Play breakdown, strategies and execution
Dimension 3 – SNG counter focused Live reps
Dimension 4 – Ground Ball and stick work focused
Guest Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Adam Steelhammer- Hammered Forged Leadership Consulting – A leadership advisor who has a vast amount of experience mentoring at the strategic, operational, team, and individual levels.
Bracket Creation and Announcement – We will use a randomized bracket generator to build full tournament style brackets for Sunday’s National Championships. This is a computer generated bracket with no coaching input to eliminate bias. The official brackets will be announced viaInstagram @TheFaceOffAcademy
Session 2: Championship Day
Coach’s Q & A with Neil Hutchinson – Coach Hutchinson is the Assistant coach of Harvard and will be giving his unique perspective and philosophy of what coaches look for as athletes. After his talk we will open up the floor for a short Q & A.
FOA National Championship – Day 2 will feature athletes from each age division competing in a head to head FaceOff tournament. This tournament will decide a champion of each age group as well as an overall champion.
6 class brackets – All posted on Tourney Machine so people who are not at the event could follow all the action.
Each 1 on 1 matchup is BEST OF 5 – Winner is determined by possession.
– College level officials with STRICT NCAA SNG ONLY RULES.
Winner from each bracket will FaceOff in “Champions Round” to determine the overall Field winner.
3 runners up from the champions round will compete in the “Redemption Bracket” for the 4th place spot in the semi-finals
The Semis and Championship will be best of 7.
Each Athlete will be given a Personalized 2020 National Showcase
Uniform with their name on the back (Numbered Jersey, Game Shorts, and Socks).
We ask that each athlete wear their entire uniform in full including socks at the event
LAX SPORTS NETWORK will be on-site the entire weekend. They will be filming the training and interviewing players, parents and coaches on Day 1 as well as hosting “The 2020 National Showcase Selection Show” at 8pm Saturday night which will be the bracket release show. On Day 2 they will interviewing athletes throughout the tournament as well as showing the champions round live. (Subject to change based on Covid19 situation).
When you register you will be asked to fill out a recruiting profile that will be added to our 2020 Recruiting booklet. This booklet will be handed out to every College Coach/Scout in attendance as well as emailed to each school on our email list.
We have confirmations from several College Coaches (D1 coaches will be part of the training staff) D2 and D3 coaches will be there to recruit and evaluate talent. Those schools not in attendance will be emailed the information the week after the event. (Subject to change based on Covid19 situation).
We will have Maiday Productions on staff for the weekend to film the training as well as every single FO of the national tournament in HD.
The FaceOff Academy Coaching Staff
• Trevor Baptiste
• Brendan Fowler
• Greg Gurenlian
• Jerry Ragonese
• Peyton Smith
• Jake Withers
• Mike Gurenlian
• Mark Gurenlian
• o Various Collegiate FOAthleteso NCAA Coaches • Sponsors
We will have our sponsors from Pro Athletics, East Coast Dyes, Tomahawk Shades, Cascade, Motive Pure on hand to provide apparel and other products for sale.
The entire event will be filmed on LaxSportsNetwork.com and replayed on their Video on Demand as a special presentation. Inside lacrosse and
Recruiting Rundown will also be present.
We will have apparel and FOANS20 gear on sale at the event as well as an upcoming Online store (either Pro Athletics or Loyalist) that will be announced soon.
All players will need a helmet, gloves and arm pads. With the players playing to the possession, everyone needs to wear arm pads.
The best option for shoes would be what you would wear on field turf, our coaches prefer to wear cleats on this surface.
Date & Time
8am – 5pm (Check-in on Saturday begins at 7am)
Location: Sportika Sports150 Woodward Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726
Early Invite Registration Fee
$500Fee includes Training, Tournament, recruiting booklet, Showcase T-shirt, Personalized Jersey, Shorts & Socks.
HOTEL: We have rooms blocked at an awesome nearby hotel with special rates for the FOA Family:Marriott Residence Inn – Residence Inn Cranbury South Brunswick, located at 2662 Route 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512, (609) 395-9447Ask for the FACEOFF ACADEMY National Showcase Room Rate
AGAIN, THIS INVITE DOES NOT GUARANTEE REGISTRATION. Last year’s showcase sold out in 24 hrs. PLEASE REGISTER IMMEDIATELY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT OR ELSE YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST. Once on the wait list the process is 100% automated and as athletes drop out the computer will add athletes strictly based on registration order.
Please do not contact your coaches if you are on the wait list, there is nothing they can do.
SEPTEMBER 1st at 11:59 pm (unless sold out earlier) SEPTEMBER 15th is Cancelation and Refund deadline
As of that date, personalized uniforms will be ordered.
Our facility payment per head and roster will be paid in full to Sportika.
After that date, no refunds can be given for any reason.
NOVEMBER 1st will be reschedule deadline.
Due to COVID, if we have to reschedule FOANS20 to the date of February 27th 2021 then we will notify all registered athletes. If athletes can not attend the new date then we will give all parties an option for a refund (- uniform expenses) or a full credit to the 2021 National Showcase along with registration link. *
The precision in which we hold our events is what sets us apart from the rest and we need the numbers ahead of time to ensure the best experience possible for you and your athlete.
If you have further questions or need additional info, please contact The FOA director of operations at FaceOffAcademyInfo@Gmail.com.
Everything we have worked towards this entire year has all led to this. What you have achieved is extremely impressive. We chose you because we believe you have what it takes to play at the next level and we want to do everything in our power to help you get there. You will have hands on instruction from Professional Outdoor/Indoor Champions, Gold Medalists, Collegiate National Champions, Division 1, 2 and 3 coaches and will be given the opportunity to train with and compete against the best players in the country all in one weekend. We hope you are as excited for this as we are and we look forward to seeing you in February.