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Early bird discount: 2017 prices
honored through February 1st!

The Biggest Goalie Camp comes to California! All lacrosse goalies will receive top coaching from Bill Pilat and his carefully selected staff. The California session of The Goalie School is held on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego, just minutes from downtown San Diego. Great weather, coaching and excellent facilities will be sure to make this camp a favorite for many young athletes.

Finally, the Biggest and Best Goalie Camp in the country comes to the West! 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. Campers from California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington can now attend one of the best lacrosse camps in the country.

Highlights Include
  • 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 Coaches

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    Camp Director Chris Ilse

    Directing camp this summer is Chris Ilse.

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Camp Details

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 the University of San Diego. Come see why this goalie camp is filled before any other goalie camp in the country. 


• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey


• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THUR 9AM-12PM

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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 between 12:00-2:00pm on Monday, June 18th. 
  • CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 12:00-1:00pm on Thursday, June 21st. 


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!

Dorm: Mission Housing Complex
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided; Bed size Twin XL
Air Conditioning: No - Fan needed; dorms are not air-conditioned 
Suggested spending money: $60
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

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.


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.

  • Monday: Commuter Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
  • Thursday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-12:00am. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
  • Daily Schedule: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THUR 9AM-12PM



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 May 1, 2018. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

  • TGS Nike T-Shirt - Price $25
  • T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
  • TGS Embroidered Nike Baseball Cap - Price $25
  • TGS Embroidered Bucket Hat - Price $25

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

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
  • 3:30 PM Rest time, Pool Opened, Camp Store Opened
  • 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!

Tgs Usd Campus Facility

University of San Diego

The small private University of San Diego features stunning Pacific Ocean views from the Alcalá Park corner of campus but of course, with the campus being in San Diego it’s all gorgeous. If the Alcalá views aren’t enough for you, stroll around campus and you’ll be able to take in breath-taking views of the San Diego Harbor, the Coronado Islands, and La Jolla.


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.78 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Had a great time!

    July 16, 2017: My son had a great time meeting the other goalies and bonding with them for the few days they were at camp. The drills really helped him better understand the position. We already had experience with Nick Peck as my son's head coach this past year and with private lessons we have taken with Nick. The camp helped reinforce the importance of the different drills that all goalie coaches use to train their goalies.

    — Charlie R. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Had an absolute blast!

    June 22, 2017: This was my son's first year at the camp. He was one of the younger boys there and we really appreciate how the other campers and staff included him and mentored him. He had an absolute blast.

    — Noel F. Parent

    • 5/5.

    June 29, 2016: My son was the youngest child at camp having just turned 10, the experience was wonderful for him. He learned so much and the other campers were great. His confidence in the goal has increased tremendously, and overall knowledge and abilities have grown from his camp experience. Thank you for offering this camp, he can't wait to participate again next year.

    — Noah B. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Learned a lot!

    June 28, 2016: My son was a beginner going into goalie camp. He said the food was great and liked the facility. The coaches seemed very nice and encouraging when we dropped him off and picked him up. My son thinks he learned a lot, I can't wait to see him in action this coming fall!

    — Hayden H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Pushed us to be the best we can be!

    June 25, 2016: On a team the goalie usually doesn't get a lot of attention. This camp was all about goalies and how to get better skills and be smarter on the field. I appreciate that the coaches pushed us to be the best we can be.

    — Connor S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learned many new techniques!

    June 24, 2016: My son truly enjoyed the Goalie Nike Camp at Whitter College this summer. Learned many new techniques, made friends and felt comfortable with the staff. Being able to meet so many people who shared a passion for goalie was great for my son.  He will be back again! 

    — Brice L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best choice!

    June 27, 2015: I just wanted to tell you that my child attended your Goalie School laws week and it was by far the best camp ever!  I promise we have spent a lot of money on camps and private lessons and they learned so much at your camp. Most camps simply don't focus enough on goalie instruction!  This was by far the best choice and investment we have ever made in our childs future as a goalie.

    — Robert D. Parent

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2015: Just a quick note of thanks to you and your staff for an excellent camp session.  Your lax camp’s reputation is well deserved.  My son really enjoyed it and learned a great deal.

    — Case M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great time!

    June 25, 2015: My son had a great experience at camp 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 and he loved the camp.

    — Nicholas M. Parent


Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in California For Boys

Chris Ilse, Camp Director
University of San Diego
San Diego, California 92110


Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Goalie School
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $735.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-8:00PM $665.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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