Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Virginia Winter Clinic

Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Virginia Winter Clinic
Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Virginia Winter Clinic

For the first time, Coach Pilat has put together an all day clinic with the most innovative curriculum for lacrosse goalies wishing to improve their skills. The Winter Clinic will be on January 15th and held on the beautiful Roanoke College campus in Salem, VA.

Quite simply, "the best goalie camp in all of lacrosse." Campers can choose from 2 sessions in Virginia this Summer. Extensive Video tapping, talks from All American Goalies, and attention to detail separate this camp from the rest! Coach Pilat and his carefully selected staff offer 4 day programs of intense instruction and drills to improve performance of the goaltender. 

Highlights Include

  • Day Camp 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Great instructional staff to work with all goalies
  • 4 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio; the best ratio in lacrosse camps
  • Fun and exciting goalie games
  • Coaches talks and demonstrations
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Bill Pilat
Camp Director

Bill Pilat

Directing the TGS Virginia clinic this winter at Roanoke College is Bill Pilat. 

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In his 28th season on the Roanoke College sidelines, Bill Pilat has accumulated nearly 68-percent of the men’s lacrosse wins in school history.

A 1985 graduate of the college, Pilat has won 302 games in his head coaching career. Pilat is the winningest coach in program-history, winning all but 162 games in the program's nearly 50-years of existence.  His win 70% win percentage is also the best in the history of the ODAC.

Coach Pilat earned his 300th career win on April 19th, becoming the 15th men's lacrosse coach in all of NCAA Divisions I, II or III to accomplish that milestone.  During his tenure as coach, Pilat has led the team to 10 ODAC Championships and now 12 NCAA Tournament appearances after appearing in the NCAA Tournament yet again in the 2015 season. The Maroons finished the season with its program record setting seventh consecutive 10-win season.

Pilat is an integral part of Roanoke’s lacrosse excellence both as a player and a coach. As a player, Pilat was a three-time All-American, two-time ODAC Player of the Year, and the 1985 Roanoke Male Athlete of the Year. Also in 1985, Pilat received the C. Markland Kelly Award and the Hero’s Award as the nation’s top goaltender. With 710 collegiate saves, he has 29 more stops than any other keeper in school history. In addition to leading the program in career saves, Pilat has also coached six of the nine other players ranked in the top 10 all-time saves list at the school. Three of those goalies have earned All-American status.

In addition to coaching and recruiting, Pilat has been very active in the lacrosse community. A former member of the Division III Advisory and All-American committees, he has served as the president of both the ODAC and Division III Coaches associations. He has been the chairman of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Century Club and was a member of the U.S. World Lacrosse Team player selection committee. His talks at the annual national lacrosse conventions have drawn interest from coaches throughout the country. Pilat is also one of the nation’s most recognizable summer camp directors, running several camps in Virginia, Florida, Connecticut, Ohio, and New York. The Bill Pilat Goalie School is regarded as the nation’s best camp for goalies. Pilat’s latest venture is a new goalie video aimed at improving the skills and fundementals of both novice and advanced keepers. In five years on the market, Pilat’s video has sold over 3,000 copies.

Pilat graduated cum laude from Roanoke in 1985 and earned a master’s degree from Alfred University in education in 1986. While at Alfred, he served as a graduate assistant with the Saxons’ lacrosse program. Pilat spent the 1987 season as a member of the Washington & Lee University staff, helping the Generals to a national semifinal appearance, before returning to Roanoke as an assistant in 1988.

Camp Details

This winter, The Goalie School is offering a one day winter clinic from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Roanoke College. Come see why this goalie camp is filled before any other goalie camp in the country. 

January 15th, 2017

• Check-in takes place at 8:00 am on Sunday
• Camp will conclude at 3:00 pm
• 8:00 pm - 3:00 pm
• Ages 10-18

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Camp Extras


Coach Pilat has produced two videos for goalies. Purchase Advanced Techniques (2015) or Basic Techniques (2001), or buy both! 

Basic Techniques - The Ball Stops Here I: Was produced in 2001 and is still a valuable resource to learn the basics of goaltending as well as a few new tricks. Content Includes - Basic Proper Goalie Warmup, Basics of Stance, Stopping Screened Shots, Stick Skills and Basic Clearing, Stopping One-On-One Shots, Basic Proper Technique for stopping all shots, Unique drills, Goalie Arc Play, Pipe Play, Field Communication. Price: $30

Advanced Techniques - The Ball Stops Here II: Advanced Techniques is designed for goalies and coaches who are ready to move to the next level. Content Includes - TGS Method (Advanced Goalie Routine), Advanced Warmup, Advanced Drills, Mental Strategies, Scouting Opponents (watching film), Advanced Clearing Concepts, Weight Training for Goalies, Stick Repair and Stringing. Price $30

The Ball Stops Here Combo Package: Players of all ages can learn from over 90 minutes (combined) of concentrated instruction on both videos and Coach Pilat recommends both videos to any goalie. Order yours today! Price $55

Note: DVD's will be HANDED out at camp check in.


Roanoke College

In Roanoke College, you'll find a beautiful campus in a classic college town, with a vibrant city and beautiful countryside just minutes away. The campus is only 10 minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, with direct flights to more than nine cities in the Midwest and East Coast. It is 3-4 hours by car from Charlotte, N.C., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C. 

Camper Reviews

Parent of Virginia Goalie School Camper '16

  • 5/5.
One of the greatest decisions!

This was one of the greatest decision we have made for our sons skill level as a goalie. The attention the coaches gave each camper was unbeatable.  If your son is a golaie or wants to become one, I would recommend this camp to you, for a player of any skill level.

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Parent of Virginia Goalie School Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Training was superb!

My son has gone to lacrosse camps at big name Division I Universities and top pro player camps over the years. He had nothing but great things to say about your Goalie School. He told us that the training was superb and he improved more in those few days than at all the other camps. 

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.