FOGO 101 - Face Off Specialist Lacrosse
In today’s article, we are going to go over what exactly a FOGO is and what their role is on a lacrosse field. Check out our full selection of men’s lacrosse sticks today!
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The word FOGO is an acronym used by many coaches. It stands for face-off-get-off. This is an instruction given to the best face-off player on the team to keep them from getting fatigued.
A FOGO’s role is to win every face-off in the game and get the ball to the offense. If successful the FOGO will sub off the field to stay ready for the next face-off. If the FOGO does not win the ball on the face-off, then they will stay on the field for defense and come off when the ball is cleared to the offense.
Key skills required to be a great FOGO include:
Techniques to win face-offs include:
- Staying low
- Clamping the ball
- Racking the ball
- Pinch and pop
- Winning towards teammates
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What is the face-off position in lacrosse?
Similar to a center in hockey, the face-off player takes all the face-offs in the game. Depending on the situation some coaches may turn the player into a FOGO, restricting the amount of running the player does to keep them from getting tired.
How do you become a FOGO in lacrosse?
To become a FOGO you must be the best face-off player on the team and the best SSDM or short stick D middie. Since a FOGO’s job is to win the ball off of a face-off it is crucial that the FOGO can reliably get the ball to the offense.
Can you face-off left-handed in lacrosse?
No, face-offs must be taken right-handed.
What is a face-off called in girl's lacrosse?
The face-off in girl’s lacrosse is called a draw. Instead of being crouched down, both players are standing with the ball being held being their sticks.
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