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Prospect Day at Roanoke College for Men’s Lacrosse

Prospect Day at Roanoke College for Men’s Lacrosse
Prospect Day at Roanoke College for Men’s Lacrosse

Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Bill Pilat, is offering prospects an on-campus recruiting opportunity to experience a day of lacrosse with the staff! The one day camp is hosted at the beautiful Roanoke College campus located in Salem, a suburban independent city adjacent to Roanoke, Virginia.

Prospect Day 

  • Each Date will be offered ONLY to the first 60 players who sign up
  • Class of 2018, 2019 and 2020 
  • Classroom instruction and field sessions
  • Film breakdown and analysis
  • Come and experience what a day of lacrosse is like with our staff! 

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Bill Pilat
Camp Director

Bill Pilat

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.

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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

Coach Pilat is offering a Prospect Day at Roanoke College this summer, on July 14th. Come and experience what a day of lacrosse is like with our staff! (Restricted to 2017, 2018 & 2019s).

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• Reversible Roanoke Jersey 
• Camp hours: Each Prospect Day will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 4 PM

POSITION UPDATES!! CHECK BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP - MAKE SURE SPOTS OPENED!!

• ATTACK - Spots Open
• MIDFIELD - Spots Open
• DEFENSE - Spots Open
• LONGSTICK - Spots Open 
• GOALIE - Spots Open 

More Important Camp Details

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. All health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp. 

Summer Prospect Day

Check-in Friday, July 14th
Check-in takes place between 8:30-9:00am. 

Check-out Friday, July 14th
Check-out takes place at 4:00pm.

Fall Prospect Day

Check-in Sunday, October 8th
Check-in takes place between 8:30-9:00am. 

Check-out Sunday, October 8th
Check-out takes place at 4:00pm.

PROSPECT DAY INCLUDES

• All insturction and coaches talks                     
• Classroom instruction and field sessions
• Film breakdown and analysis          
• Lunch provided to every participant
• Reversible Roanoke Jersey
• Instruction from Strength coach
• Talk from Roanoke Admissions department

LODGING FOR PARTICIPANTS AND FAMILIES

All players and families must make their own hotel reservations. All Hotels listed are 5-7 minutes from campus fields.
 
Comfort Suites              
100 Wildwood Rd.
Salem, VA  24153
540-389-7171
 
La Quinta                  
140 Sheraton Dr.
Salem, VA  24153
540-562-2717
 
Ridgewood Farm Comfort Suites    
2898 Keagy Rd.
Salem, VA  24153
540-375-4800

Facilities

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. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Pre Practice Meeting in Locker Room
  • 9:30 AM Positional Instruction from College Staff
  • 10:30 AM Transition and Roanoke specialty drills
  • Noon Lunch and admissions talk
  • 1:00 PM Film work, review morning practice
  • 2:00 PM Weight room session with strength coach
  • 2:30 PM Team Meeting - 6 on 6 and full field
  • 3:00 PM 6 on 6 situations, controlled scrimmage
  • 3:45 PM Wrap up and Final Meeting

Camper Reviews

Parent of Roanoke Prospect Day Player '15

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

My son had a great experience at the Prospect Day and really wants to go back again next Summer. Thanks for everything that you have done - I have never seen him be so excited about working hard. 

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Parent of Roanoke Prospect Day Player '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Thank you for running a very organized prospect day. My son had a fantastic time and learned valuable skills and made some good friends along the way. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Goalie, Attack, Midfield, Longstick Middie, Defenseman
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $150.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Goalie, Attack, Midfield, Longstick Middie, Defenseman
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $150.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.