Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Georgia For Boys
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
The Goalie School is coming to Georgia! Goalies from all over the Southeast can now easily attend the biggest and best lacrosse goalie camp in the country! Berry College is located next to Rome in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga.
Once again, Coach Pilat has put together the most innovative curriculum for goalies wishing to improve their skills. Individual analysis, extensive videotaping of each goalie and new methods of teaching techniques and footwork are all elements of The Goalie School.
- Great instructional staff to work with all goalies
- 4 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio; the best ratio in lacrosse camps
- Programs with a strength and agility coach
- Fun and exciting goalie games
- Coaches talks and demonstrations
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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.View Bill Pilat's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
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.
Lacrosse Tips by Bill Pilat:
- The Goalie School Tip: Stay Still To Make More Saves
- The Goalie School Tip: Do Goalies need to work on their “Weak” Hand when clearing?
- Goalie Lacrosse Recruiting Tips with Bill Pilat
- The Goalie School Tip: Keep Your Head Up! By Coach Pilat
- Restarting the Action with Proper Outlet Passes - Brought To You By The Goalie School
This summer, The Goalie School is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM) option available at Berry College. Come see why this goalie camp is filled before any other goalie camp in the country.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: WED 2PM-8PM, THUR 9AM-8PM, FRI 9AM-12PM
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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
- CHECK-IN: Check-in takes place between 12:00-2:00pm on Wednesday, June 5th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Friday, June 7th.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: Yes - No Fan Needed - Dorms has A/C
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $100
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff and available at every field session of camp
The staff reside in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 1:00-2:00pm for check in. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am at the Dorm for attendance. Departure on other days is 9:00pm and campers can be picked up at the field.
- Wednesday: Commuter Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- Thursday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
- Friday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-12:00pm. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- Daily Schedule: WED 2PM-8PM, THUR 9AM-8PM, FRI 9AM-12PM
COACH PILAT'S INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
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
Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an TGS Nike t-shirt or hat in the camp registration process through July 1, 2019. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.
- TGS Nike T-Shirt - Price $30
- T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
- TGS Embroidered Nike Baseball Cap - Price $30
- TGS Embroidered Bucket Hat - Price $30
Note: DVD's and apparel will be HANDED out at camp check in.
GOLD LEVEL PRIVATE COACHING: Coach Bill Pilat is a master technician when it comes to teaching goalie techniques. As a player, Pilat was a three-time All-American Goalie, two-time ODAC Player of the Year, and the 1985 Roanoke Male Athlete of the Year. The private 30 minute one on one instructional session will take place outside of the regular camp instructional sessions. Training time will be given to camper at check in. Only five exclusive sessions are available each camp and they often sell out months before camp commences! Price: $75 (LIMIT 1 SESSION PER GOALIE - ONLY 5 SESSIONS AVAILABLE)
SILVER LEVEL PRIVATE COACHING: A private 30 minute one on one instructional session with a TGS Senior Coach can add that little extra specific technique work your Goalie is looking for. The session will take place outside of the regular camp instructional sessions. Training time will be given to camper at check in. There are limited sessions available at each camp and they sell out quickly! Price: $50 (LIMIT 1 SESSION PER GOALIE - ONLY 5 SESSIONS AVAILABLE)
Included in the price of the stick stringing will be a new STX stringing kit with all components needed to restring any goalie stick. Limited to only 12 participants, an experienced coach will demonstrate and help the camper string and/or repair his stick. This training will take approximately one hour outside of the regular training sessions. The day and time for the stringing session will be provided to camper at check in. Price: $55
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Wake Up (overnight campers)
- 8:00 AM Breakfast in Dining Hall (overnight campers)
- 9:00 AM Goalies filmed in cage, Coaches Talk, Station work
- Noon Lunch in Dining Hall
- 1:30 PM Remaining Goalies filmed in cage, Rapid Fire, Agility work
- 2:30 PM Clearing stations, Small group Coaches Talk
- 5:00 PM Dinner in Dining Hall
- 6:30 PM Goalie 10 on 10 Games!
- 8:30 PM Back to dorms, Day campers depart
- 9:00 PM Rest time, Camp store opened, pizza orders
- 10:45 PM Lights Out!
Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for camp. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting. Campers train each day at Ford Field, the Berry men's lacrosse teams home, on the Berry College campus. Along with a top-notch game facility, the Vikings enjoy full-size practice fields located between Ford Field and William R. Bowdoin Field and behind Ford Field. The practice fields are also quality venues, and have hosted regulation soccer matches and lacrosse games, as well.
Camp Questions & Answers
What is the cancellation policy for The Goalie School?
Cancellations, for any reason, received at least five (5) days before camp start date, will result in a camp VOUCHER for all tuition fees paid, valid through the following calendar year. Your VOUCHER is transferable to any family member and may be used in the sport in which you initially registered. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection (see terms under the Peace of Mind Policy). Individuals who DO NOT attend their registered session (no-shows) or cancel their camp session within five (5) days of the camp start date will receive a camp VOUCHER for all tuition fees paid less a $150 cancellation fee.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Great environment for learning!
June 11, 2017: The camp provided a great environment for learning. It was great to have goalie skills be the focus of a whole camp, not a worked in small part of other positions camps.
— Ashton K. Camper0
Grow as a player!
June 9, 2017: My child felt as though he gained a lot of guided instruction that would allow him to grow as a player. The coaches did a great job at encouraging team work and offering useful ways to improve their game. My child asked to go back next year after the first day and as never done so with any other camp he has attended.
— Monica R. Parent0
Great for all levels of play!
June 10, 2016: This camp has excellent structure, organization, safety, registration, and is great with communication. This camp is great for all levels of play and a perfect way to get serious about being a goalie. I am excited to bring some of the skills I learned to my high school and club team. Thanks again Bill Pilat!
— James L. Camper0
The Best Goalie School!
June 10, 2016: This was the best Goalie School! My son learned proper stance, communication and how to throw the ball correctly. This was our first time at a goalie school and it will not be our last! Such a great opportunity for young goalies.
— Chris H. Parent
June 8, 2016: The Goalie School was a good investment of time that helped my U13 son grow in his skills, his confidence, and his desire to be college lacrosse goalie. The friends he made and the fun he had off the field was equally valuable. I would recommend this camp to other parents considering it. I plan to send my son to future goalie camps to continue his development.
— Josh A. Parent