Sammy Jo Tracy graduated from North Carolina in 2017 as the holder of several school draw-control records, helping the Tar Heels win two NCAA championships during her tenure in Chapel Hill.

The two-time All-American honed her craft in the midfield circle, to the point of joining U.S. men’s team faceoff midfielder Greg Gurenlian’s company, Faceoff Academy, as the head of its counterpart for the women’s game, Draw Control Academy.

Possession time comes at a premium in lacrosse, as partially evidenced by the Upstate Pride using its first-round pick in the inaugural Women’s Professional Lacrosse League draft on Tracy. She’s an assistant coach at Arizona State.

Tracy hosted an educational clinic on draws at the 2018 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), and here are three short clips from her session.

“The Key to Better Stickwork”


“Sammy Jo Tracy’s Favorite Draws”


“Your Last Drill on Game Day”


LaxCon moves to Philadelphia Jan. 11-13, 2019. Tickets are expected to go on sale shortly after Labor Day. Until then, you can keep learning from the 2018 event via the link below. Registered attendees have free access to all sessions; a la carte and bundle pricing are available for those that could not attend.

Learn at LaxCon

Whether you attended the 2018 US Lacrosse Convention or not, you can review nearly 100 educational sessions from the event at the US Lacrosse e-learning site. Click below and log in with your username and password.