Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Pennsylvania For Boys
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
The Goalie School is coming to Pennsylvania! Goalies from all over the Mid-Atlantic can now easily attend the biggest and best Goalie camp in the country! Eastern University's beautiful main campus, will be the home of The Goalie School this summer, which sits on 114 acres just west of Philadelphia, in St. Davids, PA.
Turf and grass fields await our campers in Pennsylvania. Campers can easily drive to the PA camp from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Jersey, and many other Mid-Atlantic locations. For the past 8 years, Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School was filled by June! 100 Goalies signed up and experienced first-hand why this camp is easily the biggest and best goalie camp in the country!!
- 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 David Page
Directing camp this summer is David Page.View David Page's Bio ⟩
Coach Page is in his fifth season as an assistant men's lacrosse coach at Ursinus.
He was a three-year starting goalie for Kenyon and team captain his senior season. Over his career he had a 60.1 save percentage and allowed 7.6 goals per game. He was in the NCAA tournament two times, and finished second all-time in Kenyon history in goals against average.
In 2009, Page was awarded first team all-league. He also earned second team all-league honors in 2008.
He was also named player of the week by NCAC, and was a three-time James A. Buffalin Award winner as Defensive MVP at Kenyon.
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 Eastern University. 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 22nd.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday, July 25th.
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: Gough Hall
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes - No fan needed; dorms are 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.
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!
The main campus is 114 acres just west of Philadelphia, in St. Davids, PA.
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 Gough Hall and the size of the beds are Twin XL.
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Improved My Skills!
July 28, 2018: I went to this camp when I first started goalkeeping and they helped me tremendously. Coming back two years later, I feel like a completely different goalie and a million times more confident.
— Jake W., Camper
September 1, 2017: My son enjoyed the balance of focused goalie training and having free time to socialize and relax. He especially enjoyed the scrimmages at the end of the day and being able to play offense. We really enjoyed watching the video clip.
— Gary P. Parent
August 9, 2017: Evan loved the drills and the insight on how to play the position. He is a very young goalie and unfortunately most of the time just gets thrown in the cage without warm up or proper instruction. This was a great experience for him to understand and mentally prepare for the position.
— Jack S. Parent
July 29, 2017: Excellent program. This year, great campus, really. Eastern University was much better in terms of dorms, fields closer, and food (so says my son).
— Mark A. Parent
Wide variety of goalie drills!
July 26, 2017: My son enjoyed the wide variety of goalie drills used to improve skills. The goalie gear games were fun to play, and fun to watch as a parent. The close location of the dorm to the practice field and pool was also a big plus.
— Clay H. Parent
Loved the experience!
July 26, 2017: Loved the experience. The staff was great. Campus was so nice. I feel like I'm a better goalie. I have more confidence in net. It was great meeting other goalies from other areas all around the country.
— Alexander V. Camper
July 29, 2016: Just a quick note of thanks to you and your staff for an excellent camp session. Your lax camp’s reputation is well deserved. My son really enjoyed it and learned a great deal.
— Baker M. Parent
My son loved the camp!
July 29, 2016: Just wanted to send you a quick thank you. My son loved the camp – felt it was challenging – said he couldn’t feel his legs when he got home. He will be entering the high school arena with self confidence gained from his experience at your camp. Thanks again. I am sure he will want to come back again and again.
— Bob S. Parent
More fun than last year!
July 28, 2016: Thanks a lot for letting me come back to the Goalie School. I had even MORE fun than I did last year, and I’m looking forward to coming back next Summer.
— Chris D. Camper