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Back for year 3! The FOA Western Showcase returns to Vegas, this year we are lucky enough to be hosted by One Hill Lacrosse at Foothill Highschool in Henderson on May 20th, 2023. 

The one-day showcase event will feature 100 of the best FaceOff men from around the country grades 8-12 as they train in a morning combine. In the second session, athletes will battle in a group-play style round-robin format. The winners of each group will face off in a head-to-head best of 5 playoffs. Officiated by US Lacrosse-sanctioned referees and all competitions will be recorded for recruiting highlight purposes. The winners of each division will receive a FREE automatic bid to FOANS23 next December as well as the coveted FOA Cascade helmet trophies. Registration is now LIVE. We will have a strict limit as we prepare for the biggest FaceOff event the west has ever seen.

Be The Best Out West!

The 2023 Western Showcase weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 19th: Optional Showcase eve Draw Day

Optional Draw Day with over a hundred FOANSX athletes and the full FOA Coaching staff. This gives athletes an opportunity to pick up their player packs early, take live reps, and get final adjustments from the staff before Saturday's event. An additional cost of $50 


Saturday, May 20th Session 1: Western Advanced Combine

- Training - Dynamic Warmup & Mobility

- We will be implementing a multi-dimensional training focus. This will break up the training so that athletes can stay focused on a single key portion of their overall training throughout the session and finish in a comprehensive training experience.

- Dimension 1 - Offensive focused Technique, Exits & Live reps

- Dimension 2 - Wing Play breakdown, strategies, and execution

- Dimension 3 - Counter focused Technique & Live reps

- Dimension 4 - Ground Ball and stick work-focused

- Live Reps

- Groups will be created by computer randomization to guarantee objectivity. 

Instagram @TheFaceOffAcademy and posted on the fields before play.

Session 2: The Western Championship

- FOA Western Championship - Session 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.

- 5 classes

Each class is broken up into randomized groups. Within the group, the athletes will all FO in a best of 5. The player with the best head-to-head matchup record after the round robin will be the group winner. Head-to-head matchup will determine any tiebreaker.

- Each group winner will then enter a single-elimination best of 5 playoff brackets. 

- Each class champion will Face Off in "Champions Round" to determine the overall winner.

- The Semis and Championship will be best of 7.

- The 5 class champions will each earn an automatic free registration for FOANS21 next December.


Each Athlete will be given a 2023 Western Showcase Uniform. Numbered jersey and shorts. We ask that each athlete wear their entire uniform at the event.

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When you register you will be asked to fill out a recruiting profile that will be added to our 2023 Recruit booklet. This booklet will be sent to each school on our email list.

Every FaceOff of the Tournament will be recorded so athletes will have access to the footage later for recruiting/film study purposes.

We will also have a professional photographer and videographer on staff to give athletes full access to content that they can use for social media, etc.

Coaching Staff 

The FaceOff Academy Coaching Staff

- Brandon Neff (FOA AZ)

- Hudson Beardan - Southwestern (FOA TX)

- Greg Gurenlian - Penn State, Lizards, Redwoods, Team USA (FOA NY)

- Jerry Ragonese - RIT, Lizards, Chaos (FOA NJ)

- Trevor Baptiste - Denver, Atlas, NLL Wings, Team USA (FOA Denver)


Cascade/Maverik will be providing our famous Helmet trophy collaboration with Pro Athletics for all class champions.

Adrenaline will be providing custom FOAWS championship gloves for all class champions.


We will have apparel and FOAWS22 gear on sale at the event as well as an upcoming Online store (Pro Athletics) that will be announced soon.

Equipment Needs

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 a field turf, our coaches prefer cleats for this surface.

We HIGHLY recommend that each athlete brings their own water bottle with name clearly marked so they can fill up water easily when needed.


Foothill High School Stadium (Turf)

800 College Dr, Henderson, NV 89002

Total Price for Saturday Event: $600

Fee includes:

- Player pack of 2 shooters, shorts and Showcase hoodie

- Training and tournament participation

- Video and photo content

Recommended hotels near the facility:

SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Henderson

1481 Paseo Verde Parkway Henderson, Nevada 89012

TownePlace Suites Las Vegas Henderson

1471 Paseo Verde Parkway Henderson, Nevada 89012

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley

2800 North Green Valley Parkway Henderson, Nevada 89014

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