Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Massachusetts For Boys
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
Back in Mass! All lacrosse goalies will receive top coaching from Bill Pilat and his carefully selected staff. The Massachusetts session of The Goalie School is held at St. Mark’s School, situated on 250 acres in historic Southborough, MA, 25 miles from Boston.
Finally, the Biggest and Best Goalie Camp in the country comes to Massachusetts! 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 the St. Mark's School, MA. 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 4PM-8PM, THURS 9AM-8PM, FRI 9AM-3PM
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 Wednesday, June 26th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 3:00-4:00pm on Friday, June 28th.
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: TBD
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided; Bed size Twin XL
- AIR CONDITIONING: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan
- 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 8:00pm on Wednesday and 3:00 pm on Thursday 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 - 9:00am-3:00pm. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- DAILY SCHEDULE: WED 4PM-8PM, THURS 9AM-8PM, FRI 9AM-3PM
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.
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!
St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a preparatory school, situated on 250 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston.
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.
What are the residential halls like? What are the size of the beds in the dorm?
The size of the beds are Twin. Please also note that there are no locks on the doors at St. Mark’s School, if you wish to lock up valuables, please bring a padlock. You will be able to lock up valuables in the dresser drawer in the rooms. One last note, please be sure to bring a fan for the room there is no A/C.
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Outstanding camp! Highly recommend for campers of all skill levels!
June 29, 2018: Bill Pilat's Goalie School was outstanding in every way imaginable. They had coaches from all over the country and college players to shoot on us. The goalie school covers everything a goalie needs to know which includes, but is not limited to, ark play, angles, stance, practice drills, proper form, reaction, and agility. I would highly recommend this camp to all goalies, whether they are just starting out or they have years of experience.
— Joshua P. Camper
July 10, 2017: This was my son's first LAX camp. He took away several valuable lessons and a greater love of the position. Specific training for LAX goalies is difficult to find, I was very excited to find yours, and very excited by my sons enthusiasm. While at camp I saw a lot of smiling faces at both drop off and pick up. I was impressed that you drew in kids from coast to coast, and every level and age. The younger learn from their older peers, and the new players learn from the more experienced. The campus was beautiful and a great setting for this wonderful camp!
— Diana H. Parent
July 10, 2017: It was a great experience with great coaches. They taught me a bunch of different skills that I have been doing wrong for as long as I played and taught me new tricks to improve my game on a daily basis. They had great drills they taught us and I can take home and even do them at home and on the field.
— Seth C. Camper
Loved the videoing!
July 9, 2017: Dylan liked the fact he was videoed so that they could go over his form and he could see exactly what they were talking about. We will definitely be back again next year. It was great seeing so many goalie sticks going up and down the field.
— David J. Camper
We will be back!
July 8, 2017: My son has not stopped talking about camp since he got home. He loved being able to go to a camp where they only focused on goalie specific training, something that he has never experienced before. We will be back next summer!
— Wade F. Parent
July 8, 2017: Colten received top-notch instruction, learned new drills to work on at home, and had a great time socially during down time.
— Charlie M. Parent