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The Best Goalie Camp in the country!

Once again, Coach Pilat has put together the most innovative curriculum for lacrosse goalies wishing to improve their skills this summer. The Virginia sessions of The Goalie School are held on the beautiful Roanoke College campus in Salem, VA. This camp is easily accessible to goalies from Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and Tennessee.

Quite simply, "the best goalie camp in all of lacrosse." Campers can choose from 2 sessions in Virginia this Summer. Extensive Video tapping, talks from All American Goalies, and attention to detail separate this camp from the rest! Coach Pilat and his carefully selected staff offer 4 day programs of intense instruction and drills to improve performance of the goaltender. 

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
  • The dorms are Air conditioned!
  • There is an indoor pool for campers to use at the Virginia site
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Camp Coaches

  • Bill Pilat

    Camp Director Bill Pilat

    In his 28th season on the Roanoke College sidelines, Bill Pilat has accumulated nearly 68-percent of the men’s lacrosse wins in school history.

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Camp Details

This summer, The Goalie School is offering two session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM) option available at Roanoke College. 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 
• Session I Camp Hours: MON 2PM-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-12PM
• Session II 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.

SESSION I (JUNE 18-21)
  • CHECK-IN: Check-in takes between 12:00-2:00pm at Crawford Hall. 
  • CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm. 
SESSION II (JULY 23-26)
  • CHECK-IN: Check-in takes between 12:00-2:00pm at Crawford Hall. 
  • CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm. 

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay in single rooms (1 per room). If you have a roommate request and have not notified us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. As much as we try to take care of each and every camper, roommate requests are not guaranteed! We will try and put you right next door or on the same floor as your roommate request.  

DORM: Caldwell, Alleghany and Ritter Hall
BATHROOMS: shared
LINENS: Not provided; Bed size Twin XL
AIR CONDITIONING:  Yes
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.

  • Day 1: Commuter Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
  • Day 2 & Day 3: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
  • Day 4: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-12:00am. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.

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!

Tgs Roanoke College Campus Facility

Roanoke College

In Roanoke College, you'll find a beautiful campus in a classic college town, with a vibrant city and beautiful countryside just minutes away. The campus is only 10 minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, with direct flights to more than nine cities in the Midwest and East Coast. It is 3-4 hours by car from Charlotte, N.C., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C. 

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

    September 9, 2018: My son Brennan was hesitant to fly from Florida to Virginia and spread his wings. There were a few bumps in the road like lost luggage etc but Coach Pilat himself stepped up and took my son under his wing, got him settled in camp despite the setbacks of travel. His coaching staff was amazingly helpful, encouraging, kind, knowledgeable plus fun and got down to business of teaching my son some unforgettable techniques to greatly improve his game and confidence. Brennan greatly enjoyed the college dorm experience and met knew friends and fellow goalies from across the US. He broke out of his shell and wants to attend the Vero Beach Camp as well as the 2019 Roanoke College camp. Coach Pilat and his staff not only taught my son new Goalie skills but also taught him life skills. They treated him like family and a single mom who sent her son 4 states away to camp for the first time couldn't been any more grateful. Thank YOU Coach Pilat and staff!

    — Nina O. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I Already Want To Go Back!

    June 24, 2018: This was my son's first time at the Bill Pilat camp and he definitely wants to go back. He went straight to a tournament and made some amazing saves, even earning the game ball for a critical game.

    — Jeff E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Improved my lacrosse skills so much!

    July 28, 2017: TGS method was just awesome.  I also loved all the drills and goalie wars. The different goalie games were so fun and made me an even better goalie.  Catch me at my next lacrosse game, how about that! 

    — Matt K. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    The missing piece!

    July 25, 2017: I found this camp last year, but it was too late. I am so glad I got him in this summer.  I felt like my son wasn't getting enough from our club coaches. Thank you for giving him what I could tell he was missing!

    — Kara B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best summer camp!

    June 22, 2017: A highlight of camp for me was the on the field drills and social time with other campers.  They coaches encouraged us to really bond and become a family! Can't wait to be back next year!

    — Ross J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait to be back!

    June 22, 2017: I could not have asked for a better goalie school!  I cannot wait to come back next year!

    — Ron G. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of My Summer!

    July 30, 2016: This camp was the highlight of my summer! I loved living in the dorms, meeting other lax goalies, and working with the coaches. This camp has taught me so much about being a goalie that I would have not learned with my team. My only complaint would be that camp was not long enough! 

    — Chris B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    One of the greatest decisions!

    July 29, 2016: This was one of the greatest decision we have made for our sons skill level as a goalie. The attention the coaches gave each camper was unbeatable.  If your son is a goalie or wants to become one, I would recommend this camp to you, for a player of any skill level. 

    — June C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved It!

    June 23, 2016: This was my son's first Goalie Lax camp, and he loved it. He has continued to practice the drills he learned, and wants to go back to camp asap. I was told this was the best Goalie camp, and it did not disappoint. Roanoke campus was also excellent.

    — Robert G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    August 2, 2015: 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.

    — Terry E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    July 31, 2015: Just a quick note to let you know how much my son enjoyed your camp this week at Roanoke College. Having played lacrosse for less than a year, he learned a great deal and made some friends as well. Again, thanks for giving him a great experience and deepening his love for this sport!

    — Brenda C, Parent

    • 5/5.
    Training was superb!

    June 29, 2015: My son has gone to lacrosse camps at big name Division I Universities and top pro player camps over the years. He had nothing but great things to say about your Goalie School. He told us that the training was superb and he improved more in those few days than at all the other camps. 

    — Roger D. Parent

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Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Virginia For Boys

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Bill Pilat, Camp Director
Roanoke College
221 College Lane

Salem, Virginia 24153

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