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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.

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. 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. 

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 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 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 2PM-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-12PM

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 place between 12:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 23rd. 
  • CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday, July 26th. 

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

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
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  Yes - No fan needed; dorms are air-conditioned 
Suggested spending money: $60
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

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.

EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS

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.
  • Daily Schedule: MON 2PM-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-12PM

Camp Extras

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

CAMP APPAREL:

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 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!

Eastern University Aerial View

Eastern University

The main campus is 114 acres just west of Philadelphia, in St. Davids, PA.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Best Camp Ever!

    July 27, 2018: This camp is one of the best I have ever been to. The coaches were all amazing, in the sense that they really knew their stuff and were always challenging us to help us grow as goalies. The work that we did and the training we went through made me an even better goalie than I was before. I had so much fun learning and improving on this position and hanging out and learning with the new friends I made at camp. Overall, one of the best experiences I have ever had!

    — Corazon S. Camper

    • 5/5.

    This camp will be offered for the 1st time in 2018!

    — Anonymous

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Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Pennsylvania For Girls

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Mary Schwartz, Camp Director
Eastern University
St. Davids, Pennsylvania 19087

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