Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in New York For Boys
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
DON’T WAIT TO SIGN UP!! This is usually the first location to fill up each summer! The New York session of The Goalie School is held at the Milbrook School in Milbrook, NY. The Milbrook School is located north of New York City off the Taconic Parkway.
Quite simply, "the best goalie camp in all of lacrosse." 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
Camp Director Chris Ilse
Directing camp this summer is Chris Ilse.View Chris Ilse's Bio ⟩
Former Seton Hill University Goalkeeper, Chris Ilse was named as an assistant coach with the Seton Hill University men’s lacrosse program in August, 2013. This will be Ilse's fourth season with the staff.
While at Seton Hill, the Vestal, NY native was a three-year starter in the goal for the Griffins. During his senior season, Ilse racked up 12 victories, which helped the Griffins to their first ever NCAA Tournament. He made 177 saves throughout the campaign. He had an ECAC league-best 60.8% save percentage and 7.96 goals against average. For his efforts, Ilse was named to the USILA All American second team. Chris was named the ECAC's keeper of the year and was a first team All ECAC selection.
During his career at Seton Hill, Ilse held a record of 31-14 good for a 68.8% winning percentage and the most wins in Seton Hill history. He made 512 saves and had a career save percentage of 57.3% while holding opponents with a Goals Against Average of 8.43.
Before Seton Hill, Ilse was a 2009 graduate of Vestal Senior High School where he starred as a two-year starter and two-time first-team all-league selection for the Golden Bears. In 2009, he was named team co-captain, and was a New York-Southern Tier High School All-American. He also played in the US Lacrosse National Senior Showcase in 2009.
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 Millbrook School. 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-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 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 2:00-4:00pm on Monday, July 8th at the Athletic Center.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday, July 11th.
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: Abbott Hall & Burton Hall
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: No **Please note to bring a Portable Fan (dorm is 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-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 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
- 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!
Incredible natural beauty defines the Millbrook School campus which is located 90 miles north of New York City (Dutchess County) in the lovely countryside of the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Its rural 800 acres contain rolling hills, forests, wetlands, playing fields, trails and the campus proper which is arranged around the main quad. Eighty-three years worth of students have enjoyed Millbrook’s sweeping lawns, tree-lined country lanes, acres of woodlands – all amid a breath-takingly gorgeous natural setting.
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 size of the beds in the dorm?
Campers will reside in Abbott and Burton Hall and the size of the beds are Twin XL. Please note cell phone service is limited at The Millbrook School.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Absolute great time!
July 12, 2018: Coach, I wanted to send a quick note highlighting that our son had an absolute great time at your camp in New York. He explained how the instructors were fabulous, the other campers were great and the campus was beautiful with lots to do during his free time. We loved the video session he sent. Your camp was just what the doctor ordered. He is currently driving back with him mom and has asked if he can go back next year. See you then.
— Jim B. Parent
Having a great time!
July 29, 2017: My wife and I gave our grandson this trip as a birthday present. It was his first time away from home without his parents. We had heard so many good things about this camp. When he called us the second day he sounded so happy and told us he was having a great time with the coaches and other lax players there. When we came to pick him up,he showed us around. This was truly a learning experience and we asked if he would like to return again in the future and he said yes. My wife and I are proud of our grandson
— Jim H. Grandparent
July 28, 2017: This is my sons 2nd year and he has a great time ! Always excited to go and still happy when I pick him up!!
— Diana M. Parent
Raved about the coaches!
July 28, 2017: My son raved about the Coaches. They were always positive and gave in the moment feedback. Although a little remote he thought the facilities were great. Loved the Zoo.
— Rachel P. Parent
This camp is so much fun!
August 8, 2016: This camp is so much fun! The coaches really want to help you and are excited to see you improve. In such a short peroid of time I saw my goalie skills imporve and i feel more confident int he goal already. I loved being able to work with other goalies and meet people who love being a goalie just as much as I do.
— Allen E. Camper
August 7, 2016: This camp was a great experience for my son!! I loved watching the games and the way the kids all got along! Loved that they had barely any cell Service so the kids had to interact more!!! Great place!!!
— William C. Parent
I would recommend this camp to any lacrosse goalie I know!
August 5, 2016: I liked this camp a lot, I think anybody else who is or is thinking about becoming a goalie can benefit from going. The coaches are helpful, the food is good, and you can meet a lot of life long friends. I would recommend this camp to any lacrosse goalie I know.
— Grant H. Camper
Raved about your camp!
August 12, 2015: Both of our children have grown up going to lots of sports camps. Usually the kids had fun, but they always felt the staff never really cared about them. On the drive back from camp, Tim absolutely raved about your camp and he continues to do so. He said he learned so much - claiming it was the first camp that he felt really helped him improve.
— Veronica S. Parent
August 11, 2015: I know it’s corny, but my sons success in Goal is attributable in large measure to the positive reinforcement received at your camps. This summer at a recruiting camp in Baltimore, he said over and over again “I can beat anybody” (and he almost did!). He is very positive about each game, win or lose, and this was learned from counselors at the camps. Well done.
— Alex D. Parent
It started at your camps!
Augsut 9, 2015: Please allow me to share a good day. My son just signed with a top Division III lacrosse team. It started at your camps. Thanks to you so far a state championship, all league and now this. Like I said it started with you.
— Eric A. Parent