Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Texas For Boys
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
Back in Texas! Goalies from all over the Southwest can now easily attend the biggest and best lacrosse goalie camp in the country! The University of Dallas will be home to The Goalie School this summer and is located in Irving, Texas approximately 15 minutes from Dallas.
Once again, Coach Pilat has put together the most innovative curriculum for goalies wishing to improve their skills. Individual analysis, extensive videotaping of each goalie and new methods of teaching techniques and footwork are all elements of The Goalie School.
- 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 Drew Bowers
Drew Bowers is in his first season on Bill Pilat's staff at Roanoke College.View Drew Bowers's Bio ⟩
Bowers comes back to Salem from Kenyon College where he was an assistant coach for the Lords for three seasons. His duties included serving as the defensive coordinator, goalie coach and strength and conditioning coach while overseeing the recruiting operations of the program.
In 2016, he helped tutor goalie Patrick Shevelson to earning North Coast Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-American accolades while also helping guide the team to an 11-win season.
In all, Bowers helped mentor six different players to all-conference honors which included a goalkeeper making the all-league league squad each year he was there.
Before Kenyon he spent two seasons at the helm of nearby Salem High School Boys team. Bowers, ran all aspects of the program, on both sides of the ball, and guided his 2013 squad to a No. 3 state ranking.
Bowers played goalie for Roanoke from 2004-2008. During his time in Salem, he helped the Maroons appear in two national semifinal games and three Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title games, winning two of them.
He received his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Roanoke in 2008 and became SCCC (strength and conditioning coach certified) through the CSCCa (Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association) in 2009.
Bowers was the head strength and conditioning coach at Kenyon and utilized his certification to serve as the strength and conditioning coach for several professional and collegiate programs in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Virginia, coaching NHL, MLS, CFL, and NFL athletes.
Bowers earned his master's degree in education, with an emphasis on positive coaching in the field of sports psychology from the University of Missouri during the spring of 2016.
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 the University of Dallas. 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, 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 place between 2:00-4:00pm on Monday, June 3rd at Gregory Hall.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday, June 6th.
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: Gregory Hall
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: Yes - No Fan Needed - Dorms has A/C
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 - 9:00-12:00pm. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- Daily Schedule: MON 4PM-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THUR 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
- 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!
University of Dallas
Established in 1956, the University of Dallas is a private, independent Catholic regional university located in Irving, Texas.
Camp Questions & Answers
What are the size of the beds in the dorm?
Campers will reside in Gregory and Augustine Hall and the size of the beds are Twin XL.
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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Great Camp For All Ages
June 14, 2018: This camp provides a good environment for goalies of all ages to learn effectively.
— Joey C. Parent
Great environment for learning!
June 11, 2017: The camp provided a great environment for learning. It was great to have goalie skills be the focus of a whole camp, not a worked in small part of other positions camps.
— Ashton K. Camper
Grow as a player!
June 9, 2017: My child felt as though he gained a lot of guided instruction that would allow him to grow as a player. The coaches did a great job at encouraging team work and offering useful ways to improve their game. My child asked to go back next year after the first day and as never done so with any other camp he has attended.
— Monica R. Parent
Great for all levels of play!
June 10, 2016: This camp has excellent structure, organization, safety, registration, and is great with communication. This camp is great for all levels of play and a perfect way to get serious about being a goalie. I am excited to bring some of the skills I learned to my high school and club team. Thanks again Bill Pilat!
— James L. Camper
The Best Goalie School!
June 10, 2016: This was the best Goalie School! My son learned proper stance, communication and how to throw the ball correctly. This was our first time at a goalie school and it will not be our last! Such a great opportunity for young goalies.
— Chris H. Parent
June 8, 2016: The Goalie School was a good investment of time that helped my U13 son grow in his skills, his confidence, and his desire to be college lacrosse goalie. The friends he made and the fun he had off the field was equally valuable. I would recommend this camp to other parents considering it. I plan to send my son to future goalie camps to continue his development.
— Josh A. Parent