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The Best Goalie Camp in the country!

The Biggest Goalie Camp is coming to Ohio! Midwest lacrosse goalies can now travel a short distance to get the best goalie instruction in the country! Excellent facilities await all the goalies at beautiful Wittenberg University, located in Springfield in Southwestern Ohio.

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.

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
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Camp Coaches

  • Mary Schwartz The Goalie School

    Camp Director Mary Schwartz

    Directing camp is Mary Schwartz. Coach Schwartz retired in 2022 from Roanoke College after guiding the women's lacrosse program to the 2007 and the 2009 NCAA Tournaments and the 2009 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship.

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Camp Details

SECURE YOUR SPOT!

You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, The Goalie School is offering one session of overnight with commuter options available at Wittenberg University. Come see why this goalie camp is filled before any other goalie camp in the country.

2024 OVERVIEW
  • Dates: July 17-19
  • Age Group: 10-18
  • Gender: Girls
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Extended Day (commuter), & Day (commuter)
  • Check-In: Check-in between 10:00-11:00am at Tower Hall.
  • Check-out: There will be a brief closing ceremony on Friday at 10:30am. Departure is 11:00am at Tower Hall.
  • Extended Day Schedule: WED 10AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-8PM, FRI 9AM-11AM **Times subject to change
  • Day Schedule: WED 10AM-3:30PM, THURS 9AM-3:30PM, FRI 9AM-11AM **Times subject to change
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers. Lunch provided for all Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: The Goalie School programs carefully selected staff offer 3 day programs of intense instruction and drills to improve performance of the goaltender. This Camp gives campers a chance to work individually with some of the best Goalie Coaches in the country for three intense days. This Goalie School program includes special one on one instruction and evaluation, programs with a strength and agility coach, fun and exciting goalie games, coaches talks and demonstrations and a great instructional staff to work with all goalies.
CAMP ADDRESS

Wittenberg University
Tower Hall
Woodlawn Ave
Springfield, OH 45504

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CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

Wednesday, July 17th

  • Check-in: Wednesday between 10:00-11:00am at Tower Hall.

Friday, July 19th

  • Check-out: There will be a brief closing ceremony on Friday at 10:30am. Departure is 11:00am at Tower Hall.
2024 HOUSING
  • Dorm: Tower Hall
  • Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. 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!
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: YES - Dorm has A/C

SUPERVISION
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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
  • Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
  • Day campers: Lunch is provided.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
  • Reversible Jersey & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps will receive a TGS Lacrosse Camps Reversible Jersey and prizes.
CAMP STORE

We will have a special "Goalie School Store" at camp. Official TGS clothing and hats along with stringing components and training devices will be available. Pizza will be available for purchase in the evening for a snack. Cash Only.

GOALIE GEAR

Check twice and don't forget any gear or pads! Please have the following with you at a camp:

  • Goalie chest protector
  • Throat guard – make sure it is attached to helmet
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
CELL PHONES

Campers NEED TO BRING their cell phone because we will film each camper using their own phone! This way, they have a video of themselves to bring home and keep to use right away! Make sure phone has enough storage for a 7 minute video to be added. If camper does not have a cell phone it is not a problem, our staff will film the goalies and email it to them.

PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST

To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

Checklist of things to bring:

  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Cleats
  • Athletic Socks
  • Off-field clothes
  • Personal Items
  • Backpack
  • Towels
  • Helmet and Mouthpiece
  • Lacrosse Stick, Gloves, Pads
  • Pillow & Pillowcase
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Spending Money ($100)
  • Twin XL Sheets/Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • No Fan Needed-Dorms air conditioned
  • Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS

Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Extended Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items: Along with your lacrosse equipment, we recommend that you bring a day pack with the following items: water bottle, weather appropriate clothing, cleats, and walking shoes.

Camp Schedule & Meals:

  • Wednesday: On the first day of camp. Extended Day Campers should arrive at the listed check-in time dressed and ready to play. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day Campers stay until 8:00pm. Lunch and Dinner is provided.
  • Thursday: Extended Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner is provided.
  • Friday: Extended Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-11:00am. Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes.
DAY CAMPERS

Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items: Along with your lacrosse equipment, we recommend that you bring a day pack with the following items: water bottle, weather appropriate clothing, cleats, and walking shoes.

Camp Schedule & Meals:

  • Wednesday: On the first day of camp. Day Campers should arrive at the listed check-in time dressed and ready to play. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day Campers stay until 3:30pm. Lunch is provided.
  • Thursday: Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-3:30pm. Lunch is provided.
  • Friday: Extended Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-11:00am. Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes.
TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.

COMPANY POLICIES

For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.

NIKE LACROSSE CAMP FAQ

For general questions about our lacrosse camps please see our FAQ page.

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OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

EXTENDED DAY AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

LOCAL ACCOMODATIONS

Some local hotel options listed below:

  • Courtyard Marriott Springfield Downtown: 100 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45502 - (937) 322-3600
  • Fairfield Inn: 1870 W 1st St, Springfield, OH 45504 - (937) 323-9554

Camp Extras

COACH PILAT'S INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:

Coach Pilat has produced two videos for goalies. Purchase Advanced Techniques (2015) and Basic Techniques (2001)!

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

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.

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.

CAMP APPAREL:

Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an TGS Nike t-shirt or hat in the camp registration process through July 1, 2021. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

  • TGS Nike T-Shirt - Price $35
  • T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
  • TGS Embroidered Nike Baseball Cap - Price $35
  • TGS Embroidered Bucket Hat - Price $35

Note: DVD's and apparel will be HANDED out at camp check in.

PRIVATE COACHING:

PRIVATE COACHING: A 30 minute instructional session with Coach Pilat or with a TGS Senior Coach that can add that little extra specific technique work your Goalie is looking for. Each coach will work with two goalies only during this training session (2 Goalies - 1 Coach). Goalies will get to be evaluated by the coach and also have a "goalies choice" segment where your goalie can ask the coach to observe any aspect of their play that needs attention. 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: $75

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
  • 4:00 PM Day campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Dinner in Dining Hall
  • 6:30 PM Goalie 10 on 10 Games!
  • 8:30 PM Back to dorms
  • 9:00 PM Rest time, Camp store opened, pizza orders
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

Wittenberg University Ohio Campus Facility

Wittenberg University

Wittenberg University is a private liberal arts college located in Southwestern Ohio, Springfield provides an array of opportunities for Wittenberg students, faculty, and staff. Its close proximity to highways and airports provides easy access to larger cities like Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

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.

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 23, 2023: This is 2nd year my daughter attended & she was so happy others returned again. Also that some coaches remembered her from the year before. That makes a 16yr old very happy.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 22, 2023: getting to meet new kids with same goalie aspirations. And learning more about Goal keeping

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 22, 2023: Goalie specific training

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.
    He was part of the team that won the championship

    — Anonymous

Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Ohio For Girls

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Mary Schwartz, Camp Director
Wittenberg University
Springfield, Ohio 45504
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!

Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

The Goalie School
Lacrosse
Ohio
Springfield
https://www.ussportscamps.com/lacrosse/goalie-schools/billpilat-girls-goalie-school-ohio
Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Ohio For Girls
USD
64387
Bill Pilat's The Goalie School in Ohio For Girls
Girls
10-18
Jul 17-Jul 19, 2024
815.00
Programs: Goalie School
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runes Wednesday-Friday. Note: Minimum age is 13 years for extended day campers.
Overnight $815.00 USD
Availability: Limited

Day 9:00AM-3:30PM $755.00 USD
Availability: Limited

Extended 9:00AM-8:00PM $785.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

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