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Adrenaline has partnered with the FaceOff Academy, the clear leaders in FaceOff Training, Recruiting & Instruction to bring the top western players a groundbreaking overnight immersion camp.  Capped at 80 boys this three day experience is led by the top instructors in the world and will offer the best in training, drills and techniques to rapidly advance FaceOff Athletes of the highest level.  FaceOff athletes will walk away with a wealth of drills and advanced technique knowledge.


  • Greg Gurenlian
  • Trevor Baptiste
  • Jerry Ragonese
  • Jake Withers
  • Hudson Bearden
  • Peyton Smith


    • The top face off instructors in the world
    • The top training facility in the West
    • Strength and conditioning training from Olympic performance coach
    • Film sessions led by FOA professionals
    • Innovative drills
    • Proprietary FOA techniques & methods
    • Full gear pack including the new ADRLN Custom Captain Shaft
    • Head to Head FO Tournament with Professional Officials
    • Film packages of every face-off available to participants from NextPro
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Event Details

July 25-27, 2023 (Tuesday-Thursday)
2081 Faraday Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008

2023-2027 Player Fee
Cost: $895

* This event is a boys event
* Divisions are based on HS graduation year
* Check in on the early afternoon of July 25th and check out is late afternoon on July 27th
* This event is open to all, and restricted only by age, gender and number



HOST HOTEL- FAIRFIELD INN CARLSBAD (1929 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad, CA 92011)

Players will be responsible for their own hotel booking! Adrenaline will create a block of rooms that the players can book within. This will be the host hotel for the event. Players that stay in this block will get transportation to and from the facility and all meals will be provided. Players can choose to stay in another hotel with family, but there will NOT be transportation to and from the facility, and they will need to come to the host hotel for dinner each night if they want food. The hotel link will be provided here once finalized.

Player transportation to and from the airport will be available at an additional cost. More information coming soon on this!




  • FaceOff Specialist for Team USA
  • 2018 Gold Medalist
  • US record holder for FO% in a world games (81%)
  • 12 Year MLL Veteran
  • 2015 MLL League MVP
  • 2015 MLL/USLacrosse Sportsman of the Year
  • 3x MLL FaceOff Man of the Year
  • 6x MLL All-Pro
  • 5x MLL All-Star
  • MLL Career FO Wins Leader
  • MLL Career Ground ball Leader
  • MLL Record Holder for Most FO wins in a season
  • MLL Record Holder for highest win % in a season
  • MLL Record Holder for Most GB in a season
  • NY Lizards Career FaceOff wins Leader
  • NY Lizards Career Groundball Leader
  • Penn State University (2002-2006)
  • Co-Founder & Coach of The FaceOff Academy
  • Co-Founder of FOANutrition.Net
  • USAW Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach
  • US Lacrosse Convention Speaker
  • S. Kinesiology from Penn State University


  • Earned a spot on Team USA for the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships
  • 2018 USILA Player of the Year Watchlist
  • 2018 BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
  • Tewaaraton Award Finalist (2017 and 2018)
  • Tewaaraton Award Nominee (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • USILA First Team All-America (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015)
  • BIG EAST Conference Midfielder of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • First Team All-BIG EAST (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • Named Offensive Player of the Week (5/19/15, 4/10/17)
  • Named BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week (5/15/15, 4/10/17)
  • BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (4/24/16, 3/21/16, 2/20/17, 3/27/17, 4/3/17, 4/10/17)
  • BIG EAST Preseason Team (2016)
  • IL Media First Team All-American (2017)


  • Faceoff Specialist for the New York Lizards
  • 8 Year MLL Veteran
  • 2015 MLL Champion
  • Rochester Institute of Technology 2006-2010
  • D3 NCAA Tournament Finalist
  • 2010 USILA D3 North/South Attendee
  • 2010 USILA D3 North/South MVP
  • First Team All NY
  • First Team All-Conference
  • Freelance Photographer 10 years experience
  • Freelance Graphic Design 10 Years Experience
  • US Lacrosse Convention Speaker
  • S. Advertising Photography from RIT


  • FaceOff Specialist for the Atlanta Blaze (MLL)
  • The Ohio State University (2013-2017)
  • OSU all-time leader in GBs
  • OSU all-time leader in face offs taken
  • OSU all-time leader in face off wins
  • 2016 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2016 Big Ten Specialist of the Year
  • 2017 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2017 Big Ten Specialist of the Year
  • 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • 2017 USILA Second Team All American
  • Defense/ Transition for the Peterborough Lakers (MSL)
  • A. Economics from The Ohio State University
  • 3x Academic All-Big Ten
  • 4x Ohio State Scholar Athlete
  • 2017 USILA Academic All American
  • Evolve Elite lacrosse coach


Tuesday, July 26, 2022
2:00 – 3:00 PM- Check-In 

3:00 – 6:00 PM- Session 1 on EXOS Turf
*Welcome and Introductions
*FaceOff Combine
Hand speed warmup:   
– Door knob drill 10 each way 
– Chops for 10 seconds 
– Ripcord drill 10 reps 
– Hand Punch drill 10 reps 
Layer 1 – Quick Rake 
– Show how to flat line.  
– flat line on their own 5 reps 
– 2 go call, blow whistle for flat line then blow for rake and scoop. 5 reps 
– 1 go call 5 reps 
Layer 2 – Power Rake 
– show how to ball pin 
– ball pin on their own 5 reps 
– 2 go call. Whistle 1, ball pin. Whistle 2, Power rake and scoop. 
– 1 go call 5 reps
Layer 3 – Reverse clamp 
– Demo 
– rev clamps on own 5 reps 
– rev clamp on whistle 5 reps 
– 2 go call: whistle 1, reverse clamp whistle 2 exit.  (5 reps each for offensive, backdoor and TTL exits) 
Layer 4 – quick clamp 
– Demo 
– quick clamps on own 5 reps 
– quick clamp on whistle 5 reps 
– 2 go call: whistle 1, quick clamp whistle 2 exit.  (5 reps each for offensive, backdoor and TTL exits) 
Layer 5 – Clamp Plunger 
– Demo 
– clamp plunger on own 5 reps 
– clamp plunger on whistle 5 reps 
– 2 go call: whistle 1, clamp plunger whistle 2 exit.  (5 reps each for offensive, backdoor and TTL exits) 
Layer 6 – True plunger (pinch n pop) 
– demo 
– TP on own for 5 reps 
– TP on whistle for 5 reps 
– Pinch n pop offensive exit 5 reps 
*Water break 
*Partner up for Dummy Draws 
– “Dummy” gives cadence
– Each partner does 3 reps of each layer.  Start at layer 1 and alternate turns.  Dummy does not lean over ball. Just keep head upright. Emphasize exiting, scooping and throwing back to partner as quickly as possible.   
*Water break 
*Demo the shovel counter 
– Partner up and practice 5 shovels each.  “Dummy” starts in a plunger, gives cadence and partner executes shovel.   
*Demo defensive rake 
– quick rake while jumping to the right 
– transition to reverse shovel.   
– Partner up and practice 5 defensive rakes each.  “Dummy” starts in a plunger, gives cadence and partner executes defensive rake.  
*Water break and lives
– Top sidewall vs bottom sidewall 
– Offensive moves vs counters 
– Full lives (cant do same move 2x in a row) 
– Tournament mode.   

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
7:30 – 8:45 AM Breakfast @ hotel 

9:00 – 11:00 AM- Session 1 
Group 1:  Lift- training area 
Group 2: Film- film room 
Group 3: FaceOff- turf 

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch @ EXOS 

1:00 – 3:00 PM- Session 2 
Group 1: Film- film room 
Group 2: FaceOff- turf 
Group 3: Lift- training area 

3:00 – 4:00 PM- Snack Break 

4:00 – 6:00 PM- Session 3  
Group 1: FaceOff- turf 
Group 2: Lift- training area 
Group 3: Film- film room  

FaceOff Portion
– Warm Up 
– Layers 
– Dummy draws 
– Counter Dummy 
– Live Reps 

Film Study
*What to look for when studying film:  
*Watch replay of yourself in game
– Technical aspects of your movements 
– Stance issues 
– Kick backs 
– Helmet motion 
– Hips 
– Hands 
– Exits 
* Watch Opponent Film
– Stance 
– Tendencies 
– Most used exit 
– Least used exit 
– When winning  
– Posture 
– When losing  
– Reactions 
– Wings 
– Pre  Whistle Sets 
– Post Whistle Sets 
– Referee (study head official.  If you are at home or on the road.  Find out assignments from coach) 
– Set up 
– Clean or allows misalignment  
– Cadence fast or slow 
– Identify your opponent’s strength and focus on denying it.   
– Ex:  Strong rake = Focus on clamp plunger 
– Identify your opponent’s biggest weakness and exploit it. 
– Ex: always uses defensive exit = Line up wing to double and use reverse shovel 
– GOAL:  Make the only way they can beat you, their least used option 

Thursday, July 28, 2022
7:30 – 8:45 AM Breakfast @ hotel 
9:00 – 10:00 AM- Warm Up @ EXOS Turf
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Tournament @ EXOS Turf
*parents are welcome to watch the tournament


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Adrenaline is pleased to announce we are offering parents a solution to our “No Refund” policy as it relates to event fees.  We are highly recommending that you purchase this new AIG policy called “Registration Saver”.  You may still purchase even though you have already registered.

The policy helps protect parent’s investment in non-refundable event fees and related travel cost if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather or your player suffers an injury or illness either on or off the field prior to the event.  It also covers many other unforeseen circumstances, which might prevent a player from participating.

Here are some key reasons why we wanted to make parents aware of the “Registration Saver”:

  • Adrenaline has a “NO” Refund Policy
  • Injuries & Illness Occurs
  • Event Cancellation Due to Inclement Weather
  • Non-Refundable Travel Costs Are Covered
  • Affordable Coverage at 6% of Event & Travel Costs

***Note: The policy must be purchased 15 or more days prior to the start of the event. The premium is very affordable and calculated based on 6% of the event and travel related expenses.

If you purchase a policy and an injury, illness or other unforeseen event should happen to your player before the tournament start date, the policy kicks in to reimburse your costs.

How to Buy:  Please visit the website: to review the coverage.  To complete the simple application, click on “Apply Now” and select the “Tournament & Camps”.   You can purchase a policy for just the event registration fee or if you wish to include your travel, simply fill in the related travel expenses in the fields provided and your premium will be calculated for you. If parents and family members are traveling also, you can purchase the travel for the whole family! We highly recommend purchasing ASAP!




  • Adrenaline has a strict “no refunds” policy for all events and clubs.  We will provide a 100% credit to any team or player that has registered and paid for an event that is cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • To protect your registration fee’s in the event you suffer an injury either on the field or off, illness or cancellation due to inclement weather, we encourage you to purchase the new AIG insurance policy called “Registration Saver.”
  • The policy covers your registration fee investment for a camp/tournament or a club season.  If you have already registered, you can still get coverage.  Camp/tournament coverage MUST be purchased at least 14 days in advance of the start date.  Club season coverage can be purchased at any time.
  • If something should happen to your player after the season/tournament start date, the policy will refund your fees pro-rata, based on the duration of the season/tournament or when the player has to stop participating.
  • The premium cost is 6% of camp/tournament fees or 7% of club season fees and will give you relief from Adrenaline’s strict No Refunds policy.
  • To review the coverage and complete the simple application, go to  Click on “Apply Now” and select the “Season”/”Camp-Tournament” policy to sign up.
  • AIG can be reached at 866-690-6859 and is available 24/7.


The safety of our players, coaches, referees, fans and staff comes first.  In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions, Adrenaline reserves the right to:

  • Cancel games partially or entirely
  • Reduce game times, eliminate halftime or shorten time between games
  • Finish games before inclement weather arrives
  • Reschedule and/or relocate games
  • Convert a tournament to a “festival” format without a playoffs or championship

If there is a lightning strike within 6 miles of the facility, play will be suspended immediately and will not resume until 30 minutes after the last lighting strike within 6 miles of the facility.  If a game stoppage occurs in the second half of a game, that game will be considered final and the score at that time will be recorded as final.  If a game stoppage occurs in the first half, when play resumes it will be the start of the second half.

We will make every attempt to play every minute of every game but our ability to do this is dependent on field availability and lighting.   We will post schedule delays, changes and cancellations on Tourney Machine and on the event web page.  Additionally we will email all registered club directors, coaches and players via LeagueApps.  Weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams MUST be prepared to play as soon as the weather clears and fields are playable or risk forfeiting a game.

Facility management often has the final say on weather and field condition delays and cancellations.


  • Players interested in participating in an event but are not on a team MUST register as a Free Agent on our website and pay the $1 fee.
  • Player information will be circulated to all attending coaches/directors.
  • If a team needs an additional player, they will contact the Free Agent directly.
  • If a Free Agent is picked up by a team they will be charged the Free Agent fee by Adrenaline for that event.
  • There is no guarantee that registered Free Agents will be picked up by a team for any event.