Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in California For Boys
THE BEST GOALIE CAMP IN THE COUNTRY!
The Biggest Goalie Camp is back in 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.
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.
- 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 the University of San Diego. Come see why this goalie camp is filled before any other goalie camp in the country.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: MON 4PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THUR 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 between 2:00-4:00pm on Monday, June 17th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday, June 20th.
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
LINENS: Not provided; Bed size Twin XL
AIR CONDITIONING: No - Fan needed; dorms are not air-conditioned
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 3:30-4:00pm 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 4PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THUR 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 June 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 items 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
- 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!
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 Questions & Answers
What are the size of the beds in the dorm?
Campers will reside in St. Luis and St. Miguel Hall in the Mission Housing Complex. The size of the beds are Twin XL.
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.
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Loved Every Part of Camp!
June 25, 2018: He really enjoyed the school, enjoyed the instruction, and enjoyed the goalie games. There wasn't anything that he didn't like - which was really good to hear.
— Linda B. Parent
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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