Lacrosse Goalie Summit 7
June 27 - July 1
Take your goalie game to the next level with 5 days of FREE virtual lacrosse goalie training from the top coaches in the sport
How does it work?
Register for the event for free. You'll then receive emails with Zoom webinar links to attend each coaches' training event. Show up, learn, take notes, ask the coach questions and level up your lacrosse goalie game. Events are 100% free to attend live. After you register, you'll have the opportunity to buy the VIP Pass which gives you lifetime access to watch the replays whenever you want.
Who should come?
Lacrosse Goalies (all ages, all sexes, all skill levels)
Lacrosse Goalie Moms & Dads
Lacrosse Goalie Coaches
Starts June 27, Noon ET!
Meet the Coaches
Andrew Gvozden - Hofstra '12
Mike Gvozden - Hopkins '10
Creators of Goaliesmith Experience
Bad Habits & Out of Date Goalie Methodologies + How to Correct
Harvard Lacrosse Asst. Coach
Creator of Never Rattled Goaltending
2017 Goalie of the Year for Wesleyan
SIMPLE HACKS TO WIN YOU GAMES
2022 Goalie of the Year
2022 Big Ten Goaltender of the Year
Mental Game Tools for success
University of Michigan - '22
2022 2nd Team All-American
Athletes Unlimited Pro Goalie
The basics of college recruiting for goalies
St. Bonaventure '22, All-American
Archers PLL Pro Goalie
Creator of BD45 Goaltending
How to improve your goalie skills when you live in an area without resources
Ohio St. '24
Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors
Big10 Defensive Player of the Week
Communication with your team in the chaos
Brock University '21
2021 Baggattaway Cup Champion + Goalie MVP
Founder of Stand Tall Goaltending
Level up your performance with the mental game pyramid
Creator of POWLAX
Online coaching platform
Defensive & Offensive Skill Development
TEAM Defensive basics to SEE savable shots
Earned starting role in her 1st year
Her Mental Matchup Article
Bulletproof mindset training
Angie Benson & Taylor Moreno
Creators of Comin' in Clutch
Athletes Unlimited Pro Goalies
2022 National Champ
How to Improve Your Clearing Game
Creator of Focus Lacrosse
Save % Leader at D3 Kings College
See the Ball // Save the Ball
Summer Tournament Tips for Goalies & PARENTS
PLL Cannons Head Coach
Peak Goalie Founder
2x Goalie Summit Presenter
The Basics for the U12 Year Goalies
Pro Ice Hockey Goalie
Goalie Development Specialist
Increasing Mobility For more saves and less injuries
Creator of Armstrong S&C
Strength & Conditioning Coach
NSCA-CPT Certified Coach
Physical Drills to Improve A Goalie's Athleticism
Presenter at 2022 USA LaxCon
Former Georgetown College Head Coach
Using Data & Analytics to Improve Your Goalie Game
Creator of the freshest twisties
Pro lacrosse goalie stringer
Live Stick Stringing + Q&A - Eclipse 2 Giveaway!
D2 Goalie - Belmont Abbey
2022 Hon. Mention D2 All-American
Conference Carolina Defensive PoY
Life as a Division 2 Goalie
Who is this for?
If any of these sound like you, this summit is meant for you:
- Lacrosse Goalies looking for that extra edge
- Lacrosse Parents wondering what the heck their kid has gotten into
- Lacrosse Coaches who are clueless about teaching the goalie position
Where can I watch the replays?
After you register for the Lacrosse Goalie Summit, you'll have the opportunity to purchase the VIP Pass for access to all the replays from the event.
You'll get lifetime access to watch and re-watch the coaching sessions whenever and wherever you want. Download them and take them on the go!
Lots of goalies and goalie Moms/Dads tell me they re-watch certain training sessions right before big games or tryouts to get into the right mindset for being an elite lacrosse goalie!
Best value you'll ever find for elite lacrosse goalie coaching!
Lacrosse Goalie Summit Sponsors
CL18 Goalie Head
With the CL18 goalie head, Coach Sash wanted to give athletic goalies the stick handling ability of attackman. The CL18 is the stiffest head in the game meaning shots that hit the plastic and still go in won't happen with this goalie head. The CL18 is also the cheapest goalie head on the market and definitely worth checking out. Full review of the CL18 goalie head here. Thanks to Deep South Lacrosse, Coach Sash, and the CL18 for being a Gold Sponsor of the Lacrosse Goalie Summit.
John Knowles from Deny Goalkeeping provides elite lacrosse goalie coaching (specifically for the female goalie) in the Rochester, NY area. Sessions cover techniques but also the mental game! If you're in the Rochester area, hit up Coach Knowles via the link (DM on Instagram).
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Formerly known as the Lexi Shield, the Lax Shield is the new and improved 2nd edition. It is an awesome after-market protection device that reduces the impact of shots to the forehead. It features a smooth front (to put sweet stickers on), velcro attachment (for easy on/off). The new Lax Goalie Shield is available in white and black!
Learn from the absolute best lacrosse goalie coaches in our sport!
The Virtual Lacrosse Goalie Summit is an online educational event for lacrosse goalies, coaches, and parents to educate you on what it takes to become an elite goalie (or goalie coach).
Each coach will present on a different topic all designed with 1 thing in mind. Make you a better lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie coach or lacrosse goalie parent!
Over the course of 4 to 5 days you will:
- Learn New Techniques and Drills
- Get Inspiration
- Improve Your Mental Toughness
- Get to hang out virtually with goalies and coaches from around the world
- Have to chance to interact with top goalie pro's
I'm pumped to present all of these amazing lacrosse goalie coaches to you over the course of 4 magical days.
100% Online and 100% Free.
Meet the Host - Coach Damon
The Lacrosse Goalie Summit is hosted by Coach Damon Wilson, founder of LaxGoalieRat.com and the host of the Lax Goalie Rat podcast.
In 1999 I set out to learn the position of lacrosse goalie from scratch. While I made all the rookie goalie mistakes, I fell in love with the sport and this position.
I've been coaching lacrosse and specifically goalies ever since. My mission with Lax Goalie Rat and this Lacrosse Goalie Summit is to get you that top goalie coaching and education that was sorely lacking back I when strapped on my original Cascade helmet and STX Goalmaster and jumped into the crease.
I hope you can join me and the top lacrosse goalie coaches in our sport today for this special 4 day virtual training event. Time to level up your lacrosse goalie game!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What age group is this for?
The Lacrosse Goalie Summit is meant for goalies of all ages. Some of the coaching sessions will be more applicable to different age groups but goalies of all ages (youth to college age) will get value out of these coaching sessions.
IS THIS FOR MALE OR FEMALE GOALIES?
Both. You'll notice a mix of male and female coaches. But both the male and female coaches will be covering topics extremely relevant to both games.
Are Replays / Recordings of the Coaching sessions available?
Yes. The sessions are 100% free to attend live. Once you register you'll have the opportunity to purchase the VIP Pass which gives you lifetime access to replays from this Goalie Summit. You can also buy the replays from the previous Lacrosse Goalie Summits if you missed those.
I can't Attend some of the sessions. Should I still sign Up?
Yes. Come to one session or come to them all, choice is yours. But definitely sign up. Don't miss this amazing lacrosse goalie training opportunity.
WHAT TIME AND DAYS ARE THE DIFFERENT Coaches PRESENTING?
Check the schedule on this page. Times will be noon, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm ET all days.
How DO I JOIN THE COACHING SESSIONS?
Once you register for the Lacrosse Goalie Summit you will receive automated emails with Zoom links to join each session. Simply click on the link to join the webinar. Opt out at anytime if not interested.
I purchased the VIP Pass for the last event. Do I Have to purchase again?
Yes. This VIP Pass is for lifetime access to the Lacrosse Goalie Summit 7 replays. If you missed the previous Summits you can grab the Elite VIP Pass and get access to everything. Along with a ton of other stuff too. Either way, thanks for the support!
how long does each session last?
1 hour per session is the plan. My guidance to the coaches is plan on 40-45 min presentation and then 10-15 min Q&A. That said, if a coach runs overtime I'm not going to cut anyone off. So some sessions may run long if there's a lot of questions.
What if I want to purchase access to only 1 of the previous Goalie Summits?
That is possible. Follow this link: Lacrosse Goalie Summit sales page - then click on the event you're interested in.
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Introducing the largest library of coaching sessions available for lacrosse goalies!
the ELITE VIP Pass
Includes all the coaching sessions above PLUS all 91 coaching sessions from the Lacrosse Goalie Summit 1 thru 6! Some of best and biggest names in the goalie world giving you pure gold when it comes to making you a better goalie! Here's all the sessions you get...
Women's Defensive Principles
One of the best female goalies ever teaches us women's defensive principles and what goalies need to know to lead the D!
Set + See It / Reading Shooters on 1v1 / Baiting
Mike and Andrew Gvozden from Goaliesmith teach us the 2 techniques that have revolutionized the position of goalie - "Read 'Em and Beat 'Em" and "Set and See It"
Bottom Hand Save Technique
Coach Bergman will share a revolutionary technique that helped him win goalie of the year at Wesleyan. This completely changed how I coach the position.
Goalie Play with the Ball at X
Director of the Peak Goalie camp and head coach of the Boston Cannons will educate us in how he coaches goalie play with the ball behind the goal.
Using Teacher Pedagogy for Better Goalie Learning
Pedagogy is the theory and practice of how we learn things. Marc - a 20 year teaching veteran will show us how pedagogy can be used to better teach the lacrosse goalie position.
How to Train Physically to be an Elite Lacrosse Goalie
My bro-in-law and certified personal trainer shares his workout philosophy and specific exercises for lacrosse goalies to excel
Bob Rule / Rodney Rullman
Lacrosse Goalie in the 70s
Panel discussion with 2 goalie greats from the 70s to discuss what has changed and what is still the same since they played.
Lacrosse in the MCLA
Cal starting goalie shares what life is like playing for a competitive team in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association.
Nutrition for Lacrosse Goalies
Certified nutritionist will discuss how to implement a Sports Nutrition program for your team or for the goalie in your family.
Succeeding as a College Goalie
PLL Waterdog goalie and Providence alum will discuss what it takes to make it at the D1 level of college lacrosse.
The Sport of School
We all know good grades are key to getting a college scholarship. Coach Buck will discuss how to help student athletes improve their grades.
Toy Solider Goaltending
Coach Ted breaks down his technique called 'Toy Soldier Goaltending" which includes amazing video breakdown and drills to work on pipe play.
My Approach to Coaching Goalies
PLL Chrome goalie gives a full masterclass on he goes about training lacrosse goalies he works with in Crease Coach.
The Field General
Coach Mike Gabel discusses how a lacrosse goalie can have amazing communication and be the field general that we're meant to be.
The Bring It Mindset
In his book "Thinking Inside the Crease" Coach Buck discusses this mental approach "Bring It" which is a great strategy for being an awesome goalie. This session he'll teach you the Bring It mindset and how to use it to improve your game.
The Reset Routine
Yale goalie Jack Starr shares a tactic taught to the Yale lacrosse team to regain your focus after giving up a goal or really after any bad play in general. This is amazing technique all goalies should be using!
The Complete College Goalie
Coach Page breaks down film of UPenn goalies to show you what it takes to be D1 caliber lacrosse goalie.
Lacrosse Goalie Communication
Many goalies struggle with communication (on and off the field) and in this session Coach Gigs will give you tips on how to improve your communication.
Positional Aspects of Lacrosse Goalie Play
Pro goalie Coach Vallarreli breaks down how she positions herself in the cage to optimize the probability of making the save. Includes instruction on baiting.
Hand Eye Coordination for Lax Goalies
A hand eye coordination trainer takes us through a series of practical drills and training concepts that lacrosse goalies can use to improve their ability to react shots.
Better in the Backyard
Coach Gill takes you through a series of drills that lacrosse goalies can execute right in their own backyard with minimal equipment and minimal space.
Consistency Thru Simplicity
Former MLL and Denver goalie discusses simplifying the position of lacrosse goalie in order to bring about the #1 thing all goalies want - consistency.
Coaching the Fundamentals and Basics
Great session for anyone starting out. Coach Fernando takes us through the entire basics of what it takes to be successful in the position of lacrosse goalie.
Mastering Your Mind
The mental side of goalie and life is a huge issue for most goalies. In this session Coach Munoz discusses approaches and mindsets to improve your mental game.
Performance Preparation for Lacrosse Goalies
Coach Oliveri discusses how to prepare your body to be the best possible performer you can out there on the lacrosse field.
How to Train
Coach Miller from BTBLax breaks down an efficient strategy for getting the most out of your lacrosse goalie training.
Tommy Bruno aka Mr. Wanderful
Live Stick Stringing with Q&A
In this session Mr Wanderful strings up a goalie head live while he answers viewers questions about stringing, mesh, heads, shooters, etc. We also gave away the head to a lucky winner!
The Power Within - Goalie Mental Health
Amazing session on goalie mental health which is an issue that many lacrosse goalies suffer from in silence. Justin's presentation helps "lift the mask" on goalie mental health.
The Wide Base Stance
The Wide Base master himself Matt Deluca of the PLL Waterdogs teaches us the particulars of this type of lacrosse goalie stance. Great session!
Visual Training - Using Your Eyes to Get In the Zone
Trevor Tierney teaches us a vision technique and theory that lacrosse goalies can use to better get into the zone and pickup shots much easier.
Goalie Island: Drills for Lacrosse Goalies on their Own
PLL goalie Brian Phipps teaches us a series goalie drills that you can do during "Goalie Island" which is that time during practices when goalies are on their own to get better.
Parents: How to Support Your Youth Lacrosse Goalie
Many parents never played lacrosse (let alone goalie) and have zero clue how to support their youth goalie. In this session, Rodney gives you a knowledge dump on how to support your young goalie.
College Recruiting for Lacrosse Goalies
Barb runs a business helping athletes get into colleges to play D1, D2, D3 athletics. In this session she shares tips for lacrosse goalies who want to play at the next level.
Week in the Life of a D1 Athlete
Virginia Tech starting goalie shares what life is like as a Division 1 athlete. You'll learn the hard work and sacrifices that Angie puts in. Also she shares her story.
Lacrosse Goalie Footwork Drills
MLL vet Coach Fernando goes over the importance of footwork for goalies and also shares his favorite drills and routines that he uses to level up his footwork game.
Using Film Review to Improve Your Game
MLL champ with the Boston Cannons Dom Madonna breaks down how he analyzes game and practice tape to improve his goalie game.
Live from the Box: The 33 Technique
Live from the "Box" at Deep South Lacrosse, Coach Sash demonstrates the 33 technique for defending low angle shots. We are also introduced to SeaBass and LacrosseDude - two amazing characters.
Basics of Box Goalie (for Field Goalies)
Former NLL All-Star box goalie Dallas Eliuk leads a session on the basics of box goalie meant for those field goalies who want to give it a try.
Field Lacrosse Goalie Equipment
Coach Damon teaches a session explaining all the equipment needed for a field goalie. Both the required gear and the optional gear that he recommends.
Inside Shots: A Training Breakdown for Coaches & Goalies
Mike and Andrew Gvozden from Goaliesmith go through drills and demonstrate reps for inside shots. Awesome set of drills and techniques for anyone struggling with shots in close.
Developing Youth Goalies
Devon Wills shares drills and techniques for developing youth goalies. Devon was a 10 year member of Team USA and is currently the head coach of the Harvard women.
Clearing with Confidence
Coach Ted Bergman, assistant coach Harvard men, discusses the clearing game. With Coach Bergman techniques and strategy you as a goalie will learn how to 'clear with confidence'.
Bands, Buckets, and Boxing: Lacrosse Goalie Drills for All
Coach Tim O'Meara from Breakout Goaltending goes through a nice training regiment. Great training and drills for goalies of all ages, boy and girls!
NDV NeuroDynamic Vision
Eye-Mind-Body Integration Training
Ryan Harrison from SlowtheGameDown.com shares some secrets of vision training. Fascinating stuff to consider and work into our lacrosse goalie training regiment.
Lacrosse Goalie Drills for Balance, Speed, and Agility
Coach Maureen "Mo" Spellman, head coach of Endicott Women's program and women's director at Peak Goalie opens up her drills folder. Learn tons of awesome drills to work your speed, agility, and balance - all critical aspects of being an elite goalie.
Stick Maintenance & Goalie Equipment
Lars Kiel, PLL Equipment manager and goalie coach, dishes up tons of amazing information on lacrosse sticks, stringing, and other goalie equipment.Some amazing info here - clear nail polish for the win!
The Path to Mental Mastery
Coach Munoz, George Mason Assistant Coach and Team España hopeful goalie shares some tips for the young goalies to dominate the mental game and live an amazing life.
Loryn Strange Watkinson
Mind-Body-Soul: Wellness Tips for Lacrosse Goalies
Loryn Strange from Living Proof Wellness discussing wellness tips for lacrosse goalies. Loryn works with the ESPN staff, the Boston Cannons and Peak Goalie so she brings a wealth of experience in this topic.
Live from the Field: Angle Play and Positioning
Coach Sash live from the field teaching the 33 technique and the concept of "creep".
Playing Outside the Crease & Breaking Bad Habits
Coach Johnny Rodriguez & Coach Tyler Schweickert share some advice on breaking bad habits and how to play outside the crease. Any presentation with Matt Russell and Brett Queener clips is a winner!
Lacrosse Goalie Training Equipment to Level up your Game
Coach Ran Kirby shares his favorite equipment to train lax goalies. Some awesome gear demo's in this one.
Live Stick Stringing w/ Q&A
Another awesome session with Tommy Bruno who strings up an awesome head while we ask questions and hang out.
The Lacrosse Goalie Training Triangle
Simon Bellamy from @standtallgoaltending breaks down the Lacrosse goalie training triangle. He'll explain what are the basics that are required to make a save. And then even do into drills on how exactly you train those basics.
My College Recruiting Experience
Jack accepted an offer to play goalie at Johns Hopkins. In this session he outlines how it all went down and answers great questions.
Selecting a Starter & The Goalie Core
Morrisville State Assistant Coach and Syracuse '19 Head WLax Manager Dan Khalil discusses how to select a starter. Good discussion on some of things coaches should consider with starters and backup
Getting Better By Yourself
Coach Shannon Novak from the 6x6 Goalie Academy shares tip for getting better by yourself.
ULTIMATE WARMUP for lacrosse goalies
Tewaaraton award winning goalie and Goaliesmith coach Meg Taylor discusses how a lacrosse goalie can have a great warmup. She also shares what goes into her personal warmup.
Saving Shots on the Run
Goaliesmith director of youth gives a great session on saving shots on the run. He outlines common mistakes and how to fix them to make more of this tricky save.
Level Up Your Clearing Game
The all-time Syracuse saves leader discusses on the best parts of her game: clearing. You'll learn what to look for and how to level up your clearing game from Asa!
How To Get the Best out of Drills
Team USA Liz Hogan uses her teaching background to share how to get the best out of lacrosse goalie drills. You can use this info to easily develop your own drills depending on what part of your game needs improvement.
Saving Low Shots with Consistency
Lehigh asst. coach shares his technique and drills so that lacrosse goalies can find more consistency with making the low saves.
Lacrosse Goalie Communication
One of the best parts of Coach Runkel's game was his loud and clear communication with the D. In this session, Runk shares communication tips so young goalies can effectively communicate on the lacrosse field.
Focus on 5: Five Keys to a Great Training Session
Coach O'Meara has been running goalie camps on Long Island for years and in this session he covers 5 things that every lacrosse goalie training session should cover. Lots of drills included too!
Mindfulness for Lacrosse Goalies
Mindfulness coach Greg Klym shares a few ideas and exercises that lacrosse goalies can use to reduce anxiety, feel more relaxed in goal, and train their brains to handle stress.
Dr. Rob Bell
It's Not About the Setback, It's About the Comeback
Sports psychologist and mental toughness coach Dr. Bell shares some lessons for lacrosse goalies to help win the mental battle and be mentally tough!
Lacrosse Origins, Mental Health, and Believing in Yourself
Athletes Unlimited pro goalie Amber Hill discusses origins of our sport along with tips for mental health and positive beliefs for us lacrosse goalies.
Efficiency in the Cage
Coach Burdick goes through a series of progressive drills you can use to ensure that your lacrosse goalie's movements are as efficient as possible! No wasted movement!
Drills to Build Explosiveness in Lacrosse Goalies
Coach Tee goes through tons of physical drills that lacrosse goalies can use to increase their explosiveness in the cage.
Meg's Keys to Inside Shots
Goaliemsith director of women's lacrosse shares her tips and advice for inside shots. And that's pretty much every shot in the women's game but this session also very much applies to men's lacrosse too!
Common Youth Goalie Mistakes + How to Fix Them
Does your youth goalie have any of these bad habits? Team Canada goalie and Goaliesmith coach Drake Porter shares bad habits he sees in youth goalies and then shows how to fix each one!
Mindsets and Motivation for Goalie Success
The Big Rig himself shares his story and some of the mental mindsets that can help your goalie achieve success in the crease and in life.
The Goalie's Mindset
So many goalies struggle with the mental game and in this virtual coaching session Coach Alleyne shares more tips to have an unbreakable mental frame.
My Goalie Training Philosophy
Come learn how Parker things about training goalies. Great session for new coaches who've recently started training goalies because Coach Fairey outlines everything A to Z when it comes to training a new goalie.
Lady Lax Goalies
Girl: Break that Bad Habit
Lauren Saffoori shares the bad habits she sees in female goalies and shares tips for goalies to overcome them and take their game to the next level.
Analyzing D1 Goalies
Coach Page from Foundation Lacrosse and UPenn assistant takes us through some clips of Division 1 goalies to show us things that all goalies should be replicating in their game.
Footwork Drills + Other Drills to Do Alone
One of the best goalies on the women's side shares the drills to have such awesome footwork. Plus other drills you can use when you're alone on goalie island.
Live from the Field: Ready Position, Shading, and Baiting
PLL Cannons head coach and Peak Goalie owner gives us a great training session live from the field discusses things like ready position, shading, and baiting.
How to Be a Team Leader and Earn the Starting Role
Pro goalie Angie Benson discusses 2 key topics for all goalies. Even if you're already a team leader or the starter I guarantee you'll walk away from this one with a few actionable tips to implement.
How to Break a Slump
At some point ALL lacrosse goalies go through slumps. In this session Coach Runkel from the Goalie Workshop will discuss some tips and methods to get out of that slump and back to performing at a high level.
Hand Eye Coordination + Reaction Time Drills
Coach Jay Fulco is a cognitive expert that specializes in training the brain to think and the body to move faster. His client list includes NFL players and in his session he shares some drills all goalies can use.
Big Picture Mentality: The Goalie Position Outside the Crease
Jacksonville head coach and lacrosse goalie GOAT shares some tips and drills that goalies can implement into their game to make them a weapon outside of the crease.
Gunnar Waldt + Joe Nelson
How to Reach your Full Potential as an Athletic Goalie
Gunnar and Joe from TCM Lacrosse share how young goalies can reach their full potential. Amazing session full of really actionable tips for those who want to play this position super athletically.
Using Mental Performance to Succeed as a Lacrosse Goalie
Coach Rex from Balanced Performance his a mental performance coach. In this session she shares some key lessons that lacrosse goalies can implement to be better mentally.
Fostering Motivation and Skill Development for the Lacrosse Goalie
Coach Oliveri shares how to really bring motivation into a lacrosse goalie's game. Perfect for getting a youth goalie psyched up about practicing and playing this position.