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The Best Goalie Camp in the country!

Finally, the Biggest and Best Goalie Camp in the country comes to the West! The California session of The Goalie School is held on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego. Campers from California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington can now attend one of the best lacrosse camps in the country.

Coach Pilat will be teaming up with Rashelle McLellan, current head women’s lacrosse coach at Newberry College. Coach McLellan is a former Division II goalkeeper at Limestone who knows what it takes to be successful in the women’s game.

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
  • The dorms in California are Air conditioned!
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Camp Coaches

  • Mary Schwartz The Goalie School

    Camp Director Mary Schwartz

    Directing camp this summer is Mary Schwartz. Coach Schwartz is entering her 16th season with Roanoke College as the head coach of the women’s lacrosse program. 

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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 USD. 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


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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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 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday, June 21st. 


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
AIR CONDITIONING:  No - Fans needed; dorms are not air-conditioned 
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.

Camp Extras


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 4.88 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    LOVED this camp! Thank you!

    June 24, 2018: My daughter has been to a couple other well respected general lacrosse camps at renowned universities in California that say they have goalie section. She was always disappointed. She LOVED this camp. She says she got a lot out of it and is really looking forward to coming again next year. Thank you!

    — Jessica M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highly Recommend!

    June 22, 2018: The camp did a great job at importing my skills. The coaches are amazing and love the sport. I learned so many great things to take back to my team. I highly recommend it.

    — Nicole L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learning new skills, making new friends!!

    June 23, 2017: Learning new skills, making new friends, and being trained & encouraged by amazing coaches makes this a fun environment for everyone. I'm so glad I was able to go to Goalie camp again this summer, it was even better than last year because I knew what to expect, I was remembered by the staff & I felt comfortable enough to stay overnight after last awesome years experience.

    — Maddy W. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Best camp ever!

    June 22, 2017: This camp is awesome because whether you are a beginner goalie or an intermediate goalie, they will give you more tools to use and practice.  It is great for every skill level and anyone willing to put the work in.  The coaches were friendly and very experienced in their field.  I am very confident when I say that this was the best camp ever for goalies! 

    — Jade R. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Special experience!

    June 27, 2016: It is really hard to find goalie instruction for girls - this camp was great.  It was such a special experience for my daughter to go to a camp dedicated to her position.  My daughter came back confident and ready to take on her senior year of high school! Thanks for a great week. 

    — Caroline I. Parent

    • 5/5.
    New skills and drills!

    June 25, 2016: The coaches were able to teach all the goalies new skills and drills including things like footwork for pipe to pipe, crease rolls, and behind the cage in the easiest and most effective way possible.  This camp help me not only improve my game, but my confidence in the goal.  

    — Holland K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I learned a lot!

    June 28, 2015: Hi Coach Schwartz, I wanted to let you know how much I liked the Girls Goalie camp I attended last week. I really feel like I learned a lot that I will put into practice this summer at my last two tournaments, The Grind and Capital Cup.  I look forward to coming back again next year!

    — Jordan M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Cherish for a lifetime!

    June 28, 2015: I just wanted to reach out again thanking you and the rest of the staff for being so good with all the girls at camp. My daughter had a blast and left there with many memories she will cherish for a lifetime!!!

    — Makalah K. Parent


Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in California For Girls

Mary Schwartz, Camp Director
University of San Diego
San Diego, California 92110


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