FogoLax Academy


STEPS Lacrosse and the FogoLax Academy have partnered to provide unparallelled Face-Off instruction,  “I am thrilled to partner with Matt Schomburg of FogoLax Academy, stated STEPS founder Charlie Shoulberg, Matt is arguably the best Face-Off instructor in the world.  His students dominate the X at all levels of lacrosse.”  STEPS Lacrosse in conjunction with the Indoor Sports Pavilion in Randolph, NJ will be the home of FogoLax Academy programs in New Jersey.

Program Specifics:
Location:  The Indoor Sports Pavilion – 16 West Hanover Ave. Randolph NJ

Day of Week: Tuesday
Dates: 12.1.15 – 12.22 (4 Weeks)
Time: 7 – 8 PM

Cost: $220 per player
Ages: 5th to 12th grade (players separated by age and ability)

Register for FOGOLAX Academy 

About FogoLax Academy:

Since 2005 Matt Schomburg and his Fogo Lax Academy have been teaching the proper method of facing-off to some of the worlds best players.  The Fogolax Academy has taught dozens of All-Americans in D1, D2 and D3 the techniques required to “control the game.”  During the 2013 NCAA Finals one of Matt’s students was named Most Outstanding Player and he led his team to a National Championship by dominating at the “X”.

The Fogolax Academy teaches the critical skills for proper positioning, grip, wing -play, stance, ball control, strategy, shooting and even how to properly string your stick.

Check out the following article published in InsideLacrosse about FogoLax Academy Students playing in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.





Jamie Munro – 3dLacrosse Founder / CEO

Jamie Munro – 3d Lacrosse

“We brought Matt out to Denver for a day last summer and the improvement in our face off capabilities was incredible. Each and every face off guy had unprecedented success. We won the US Lacrosse u15 National Championship in part because of a 14-18 day at the “X” and our players have been recruited to top schools.”

Kip Turner – Brown Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Kip Turner – Brown Asst. Coach

“Schommy is the person I rely on most for my faceoff knowledge and faceoff recruiting platform.  He is a great guy that will give it to me straight.”

Jim Berkman – Salisbury University Head Coach

Jim Berkman – Salisbury Lacrosse

“Schommy  does a great job developing the FOGO player and preparing him for College lacrosse.”

Marc Reeves – Chaminade H.S. Coach and Director of the LI Tomahawks

“Matt Schomburg is an invaluable resource for any face off player at any level. My kids from the highschool program as well as my travel program have greatly benefitted from his knowledge.”

Chris Muscarella – Def. Coordinator Ward Melville HS

Chris Muscarella – Defensive Coordinator Ward Melville High School

“Coach Matt Schomburg’s passion for lacrosse is very apparent in his fun and effective professional approach to teaching the game of facing off through his established fogo lax clinics. As an experienced professional player, Shommy knows the game inside and out and is great at sharing what he has learned to student athletes and coaches at all levels. His enthusiasm for teaching the art of facing off is unparalleled and his love for the game spreads to every athlete he comes in contact with.

In addition to watching Matt train my student athletes, I was fortunate enough to play and coach along side him at the collegiate level and see first hand what his type of talent can do in many situations of a game. Whether he’d control the speed and tempo of the game by controlling the X, or simply score when asked, utilizing his well known techniques. He turned his off field dedication, passion, and determination, into being one of the best in the game at what he does!

Many thanks to Shommy for sharing his passion and talent with our players and teaching them to love the game!”

Sean Morris – Laxachusetts

Sean Morris – Laxachusetts Team

“At Laxachusetts, we have always used Matt as our Face Off coach given his expertise at all levels of the game.  Matt’s passion for facing off is 2nd to none and it is very clear once you are on the field with him.   FOGOLAX teaches the basics to the most in depth knowledge of the face off skill, but more importantly, it provides an enviroment where the competition level is tenacious.  We look forward to having our guys work with the best face off coach in the country!”

Jon Reese – Yale, National Hall of Fame

Jon Reese – National Hall of Fame, Yale 1990, NCAA most goals in a season (82)

“I’ve been involved with lacrosse for over 35 years at every level as a player and a coach. We all are very aware of how important ball possession is and the role of the face-off man. I’ve witnessed first hand Matt Schomburg take novice players and make them very good, as well as take really good face-off players and make them great! All-Americans!! He asks just one thing from the boys…Commitment. These players are winning games for their teams and getting into colleges because of what they learn to do. Get to Schommy!!!”

Kevin Travis – Comsewogue Assistant Coach – Towson University

“I have had the opportunity to coach along side with Schommy on several occasions in camps and clinics. His knowledge of the game and the passion in which he teaches is extraordinary, specifically at the face-off X. He has perfected his craft of teaching face-off players all over the country and the world. Its no surprise that his players are the best face-off men in the country at every level of lacrosse.”

Tim Radomski – Head Coach Massapequa High School

“Matt has done an outstanding job working with our face off guys over the past couple of years at Massapequa HS. Face- offs are a big key in the game. He is one of the top specialists in the country. My players learn from the best. Our fogo from last year is presently at Syracuse facing off, thanks to Matt and his work.”

Gary Levitan – Plainedge High School Head Coach

“A few of my players have trained with Matt. They have all been my best face off players and some of the best in the county. They have gone on to college and continued to dominate.”

John Calabria – Syosset Head Coach

“The instruction Matt has given my face off guys is outstanding. He has changed the dynamics of how our program plays and coaches midfield. Lacrosse has become a game of possession of the ball. FOGO Lax has given Syosset Lacrosse opportunities that never existed before. Matt and his staff have changed the dynamic of the way we coach midfield and our entire program at Syosset Lacrosse.”