Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Massachusetts For Boys
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
The Biggest Goalie Camp comes to Massachusetts! 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 Steve Gartelman
Directing camp this summer is Steve Gartelman.View Steve Gartelman's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Steve Gartelman became the second Head Coach of the Lake Erie men’s lacrosse program after the Storm's 2014 seasons after serving two years as the team's graduate assistant coach.
In his two years as a graduate assistant, the Storm has emerged as one of the top teams in Division II. In 2013, the Storm peaked at number nine in the national rankings and earned the first bid to the NCAA Championships while three players earned All-American nods.
In 2014, the Storm won 10 of their final 11 games, capturing their first ECAC Championship. The Storm defense finished the season allowing just 7.57 goals per game- sixth best in the country. Midfielder Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, Sask./Bishop James Mahoney) and defender Justin Goodwin (New Westminster, B.C./New Westminster Secondary) earned their second-straight All-American honors.
Gartelman came to Lake Erie following a standout career at Limestone College where he was a three-year starter at goalkeeper for the Saints, including the team’s 2012 national runner-up season. He was a two-time all-conference selection in net and posted a career record of 44-6 (.880).
Prior to playing at Limestone, Gartelman was a member of the lacrosse team at St. John’s University for two seasons, including a redshirt year. He also served as a volunteer coach at Seaford High School in his native Seaford, N.Y.
Gartelman earned his bachelor’s degree from Limestone in strength and conditioning.
Lacrosse Tips by Steve Gartelman:
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: TUE 2PM-8PM, WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-3PM
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.Show Less See More 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. 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 Tuesday, June 26th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 3:00-4:00pm on Thursday, 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: $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.
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 8:00pm on Wednesday and 3:00 pm on Thursday and campers can be picked up at the field.
- TUESDAY: Commuter Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- WEDNESDAY: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
- THURSDAY: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-3:00pm. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- DAILY SCHEDULE: TUE 2PM-8PM, WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 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 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 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!
St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a preparatory school, situated on 250 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston.
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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
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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