Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in New York For Girls
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
The Girls session of The Goalie School in New York this Summer is held at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York. This is the same location that has housed the boys sessions of the Goalie School and the girls can expect quality fields, great food, a fun atmosphere and fantastic coaching in NY!
Coach Pilat will be teaming up with Mary Schwartz, current head women’s lacrosse coach at Roanoke College. Coach Schwartz is a former Division I goalkeeper at the University of Maryland who knows what it takes to be successful in the women’s game. This location is very convenient to campers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New York and New Jersey. This camp is usually the first to fill up in the summer! For girls only, campers can expect the same outstanding instruction as the boys Goalie Schools.
- 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 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.View Mary Schwartz's Bio ⟩
A four-year letter winner at the goalie position at the University of Maryland, Schwartz helped the Terps to three NCAA Division I championship games (1982, 1984, 1985) and was named to both the ACC’s All-Tournament team and the North/South Senior All-Star game in 1985. As a goalie with Maryland’s field hockey team, Schwartz also was a four-year letter recipient and still remains fourth on the Terps’ all-time goals against average list.
Schwartz began her coaching career in 1989 as an assistant field hockey coach at North Alleghany High School (Pa.). After three years at North Alleghany, Schwartz moved on to Mt. Lebanon High School (Pa.) where she served as the head coach of the girls’ lacrosse team for two years. While in Pennsylvania, Schwartz founded the Pittsburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club in 1991. After that, Schwartz coached at Shady Side Academy (Pa.), where she coached the school’s first four high school All-Americans and earned the Midwest School Girl’s Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year Award (1994).
Schwartz’s accomplishments garnered her a coaching career at the college level. In 1996, she became the head women’s lacrosse coach of Davison College (N.C.). Schwartz joined Roanoke College’s women’s lacrosse team in the 2005 season as the program’s eighth head coach since the program began in 1978.
Mary Schwartz has been coaching at Roanoke College for 14 seasons (2005-2016). Her overall record totals 123-87 overall and 75-27 in the ODAC, which makes her coach with the most wins in Roanoke College Women’s Lacrosse history. She has coached 61 All-ODAC selections, 23 ODAC All-Tournament Team selections, 23 VaSID All-State Team selections, 19 IWLCA All-Region selections, five IWLCA All-American selections. Schwartz has also coached three ODAC Rookies of the Year and three ODAC Players of the Year. She has coached 29 ODAC All-Academic Team student-athletes. She was rewarded ODAC Coach of the Year in 2009.
Schwartz has served on several NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committees, including a stint as the chairperson of the NCAA Division I South Region selection committee. She has also served as a Second Vice President of US Lacrosse and as an Executive Board member with the organization. As of 2016, she is currently serving her second year as a NCAA Division III At Large Representative for the IWLCA Board of Directors. Schwartz also serves as the Athletic Department’s Senior Women’s Administrator and supervises the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee.
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.
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, 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-9PM, 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 Mary Schwartz is a master technician when it comes to teaching goalie techniques. A four-year letter winner at the goalie position at the University of Maryland, Schwartz helped the Terps to three NCAA Division I championship games (1982, 1984, 1985). 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 lookin 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)
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
July 16, 2018: Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School has been tremendous training for my daughter. She has learned so much and it has given her skills and strengths so that she can be fierce and confident in the goal. I highly recommend it - you will LOVE it. Thank you!!
— Laura H. Parent
Can't Wait for Next Year!
July 13, 2018: This camp was so much fun! Not only did the coaches give great tips, and help boost my skill level, but they also helped boost my confidence. I had a great time, and plan on returning next year!
— Emma W. Camper
Enjoyed the camp very much!
July 14, 2017: My child made new friends who she will keep in touch with. She enjoyed the camp very much. My daughter also coaches 1St- 4th grade Lax and will use the skills she learned to help our goalies.
— Sarah J. Parent
10 out of 10!
July 12, 2016: The coaches at this camp were excellent at team building. My daughter who went alone made friends very easily because of all the ice breakers and effort the coaches put into making sure the girls got to know one another. They also had a lot of knowledge of the game. The experience they brought and game like situations made for such an informative camp. Not to mention their attention to the girls safety. 10 out of 10!
— Tony D. Parent
July 10, 2016: My daughter had a great time at goalie camp. She learned so much and is already looking forward to being in the goal next season to practice what she learned at camp. When I picked her up she was already talking about returning to goalie camp next summer! Wow!
— Tyler C. Parent
July 16, 2015: Hi Coach Schwartz, Thanks again for making such a huge positive impact on my daughter and helping to correct and twique her game. I will say that the #1 thing she loved the most about goalie camp, was to be able to hear others and vent herself, re what goalies go through, re how other girls see them and try to tell them how to play goalie. She has always felt that she was alone having those thoughts and feelings. She was glad to know majority of girl experienced same problem with their teammates too.
— Lori W. Parent
July 14, 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.
— Madison T. Parent
July 12, 2015: I wanted to take a quick moment of your time to let you know that my daughter had a wonderful time. This was her first "away" camp experience and it was much better than she ever thought it could be. She was so excited to tell me about every drill, every scrimmage and the fun she had meeting the other campers. I am impressed, as a parent, how open and honest your student coaches were with the campers on the importance of doing well in school, being a well rounded student, having a great attitude, etc. I am happy that she heard these essentials from a group other than her parents, as this is something we are constantly reinforcing.
— Renee C. Parent