My son Gordon who runs officiating training for US Lacrosse in Baltimore recently published a face-off video (listed below) with Greg Gurenlian The 2015 MVP of the MLL.
Greg who runs Face-Off Academy is arguably one of the best face-off players in the world. What is more impressive is he won the 2015 USL/MLL Sportsmanship Player of the Year. This is important to note because in the video he shows officials how they can spot a cheater at the Face-Off X.
I think Greg did a wonderful job in this video because he is showing officials and players how to recognize someone that is breaking the rules. Sports are difficult enough without someone trying to tarnish the image of the game by bending the rules and “Cheating”.
While I have never met Greg personally I think it is refreshing that he points out these rule infractions for everyone to see. I am sure he has faced-off thousands of times and seen many of these methods.
US Lacrosse our governing body as well as the education experts in our sport do a terrific job teaching the fundamentals the right way and playing by the rules. Atlanta Youth Lacrosse are tireless supporters of the US Lacrosse mission as well as playing the game the right way.
Our motto “Fun, Fundamentals, Sportsmanship and Honoring the Game” are the cornerstones of our program.
Lets give a big thank you to Greg, Gordon and US Lacrosse for doing things the right way!