Filmroom: Syracuse/Boston College (Women’s)

As promised, here is a cut of the Syracuse-Boston College game from February 11, 2017. Taking a page from the “just the saves” model of the two previous posts, I’ve expanded upon it to include other plays that goalies would be involved in; not only the saves but the clears, and unfortunately, the goals. As…

Filmroom: Men’s 2016 Championship Game

Figured I would give equal time to the men.  Again, credit to LaxGoalieRat for this video. I’m inspired to try some of these edits myself, but I’ll include goals and clears to go along with the saves.  Should be an adventure.

Bucket O’ Balls Drill

Bucket o’ Balls is a pretty simple drill that builds some critical elements of playing the goal position.  It’s a great drill for preseason, when you’re caught indoors, don’t have a lot of space, or may not have access to the goal cages.  Also, if done correctly, it’s a great conditioning drill as well. All…

Short Stick Saves Drill

Short stick saves, shaft saves, D Pole saves, these are all great drills that are variations on the same theme.  These drills all reduce the “catching area” of the stick, increasing a goalies level of focus on the ball, and improving his or her hand eye coordination. Full disclosure: I like gadgets.  Fortunately as coaches…

Goalie Drills with Adam Ghitelman

UVA alum Adam Ghitelman splits his busy schedule between playing professionally for the Atlanta Blaze, coaching goalies for the University of Utah, and running camps and clinics for goalies around the country.  That sounds like a lot, but I’m sure I’m missing something.  The man clearly knows how to fill up his day. In the…

Because You’re Mine, I Walk the Line.

I apologize for the title, but any chance I get to work in a Johnny Cash reference, I’m going to take it.  That’s how I roll. I also have to apologize for not having any good pictures to illustrate what I’m explaining here;  there is not a lot of media out there on the interweb…

Top Hand Drill Revisited, with Scott Rodgers

Awhile back we published a post about the top hand drill, which is a great drill for so many reasons.  It builds focus, it reinforces the importance of the top hand, and it emphasizes good technique; as the weather turns sour up here in the northeast, this becomes a cornerstone “offseason” drill (if the offseason…

Keeper of the Kohn

Peter Kohn never made a save, scored a goal or had an assist, yet in 2005 he was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Peter Kohn was one of the most beloved and unique figures in the lacrosse world. For 50 years he has been connected to the sport.  Kohn started as a…

Scott Rodgers on the “Goalie Island”

A 2 time All American, Notre Dame alum Scott Rodgers is currently playing professionally for the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse, as well as coaching goalies for Marquette University. In this video Rodgers runs through a few hand-eye and footwork drills.  While I usually prefer to highlight a drill or set of drills that…

Let’s Play Some Cards.

The Playing Card Drill is a great drill for building a lot of different skills beneficial to developing into a great goaltender.  It’s great for building hand-eye coordination, patience, economy of motion, ball tracking, and can even have a balance component. Like the Top Hand Drill, it is also a great drill once the weather…