Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School College Bound
Brush up on your skills before the 2019 season!
Coach Pilat is excited to offer his 1st annual The Goalie School College Bound for only Goalies in the 2019 and 2020 class. TGS has combined the most innovative curriculum for lacrosse goalies with college talks, advanced skill work and field sessions that will get you ready for the next level.
The College Bound Camp will be July 18-19 and held on the beautiful Roanoke College campus in Salem, VA
The Goalie School College Bound camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
- Restricted to 2019 & 2020 Goalies
- Great instructional staff to work with all goalies
- 4 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio; the best ratio in lacrosse camps
- Fun and exciting goalie games
- Coaches talks and demonstrations
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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.View Bill Pilat's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
A 1985 graduate of the college, Pilat has won 302 games in his head coaching career. Pilat is the winningest coach in program-history, winning all but 162 games in the program's nearly 50-years of existence. His win 70% win percentage is also the best in the history of the ODAC.
Coach Pilat earned his 300th career win on April 19th, becoming the 15th men's lacrosse coach in all of NCAA Divisions I, II or III to accomplish that milestone. During his tenure as coach, Pilat has led the team to 10 ODAC Championships and now 12 NCAA Tournament appearances after appearing in the NCAA Tournament yet again in the 2015 season. The Maroons finished the season with its program record setting seventh consecutive 10-win season.
Pilat is an integral part of Roanoke’s lacrosse excellence both as a player and a coach. As a player, Pilat was a three-time All-American, two-time ODAC Player of the Year, and the 1985 Roanoke Male Athlete of the Year. Also in 1985, Pilat received the C. Markland Kelly Award and the Hero’s Award as the nation’s top goaltender. With 710 collegiate saves, he has 29 more stops than any other keeper in school history. In addition to leading the program in career saves, Pilat has also coached six of the nine other players ranked in the top 10 all-time saves list at the school. Three of those goalies have earned All-American status.
In addition to coaching and recruiting, Pilat has been very active in the lacrosse community. A former member of the Division III Advisory and All-American committees, he has served as the president of both the ODAC and Division III Coaches associations. He has been the chairman of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Century Club and was a member of the U.S. World Lacrosse Team player selection committee. His talks at the annual national lacrosse conventions have drawn interest from coaches throughout the country. Pilat is also one of the nation’s most recognizable summer camp directors, running several camps in Virginia, Florida, Connecticut, Ohio, and New York. The Bill Pilat Goalie School is regarded as the nation’s best camp for goalies. Pilat’s latest venture is a new goalie video aimed at improving the skills and fundementals of both novice and advanced keepers. In five years on the market, Pilat’s video has sold over 3,000 copies.
Pilat graduated cum laude from Roanoke in 1985 and earned a master’s degree from Alfred University in education in 1986. While at Alfred, he served as a graduate assistant with the Saxons’ lacrosse program. Pilat spent the 1987 season as a member of the Washington & Lee University staff, helping the Generals to a national semifinal appearance, before returning to Roanoke as an assistant in 1988.
Lacrosse Tips by Bill Pilat:
- The Goalie School Tip: Stay Still To Make More Saves
- The Goalie School Tip: Do Goalies need to work on their “Weak” Hand when clearing?
- Goalie Lacrosse Recruiting Tips with Bill Pilat
- The Goalie School Tip: Keep Your Head Up! By Coach Pilat
- Restarting the Action with Proper Outlet Passes - Brought To You By The Goalie School
This summer, The Goalie School is offering a two day overnight camp, with a commuter option available at Roanoke College. Come see why this goalie camp is filled before any other goalie camp in the country.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 1 night lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Dinner (1st day) & Lunch (2nd day)
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: THURS 12PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-3PM
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 between 12:00-2:00pm on Thursday, July 18th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 3:00pm on Friday, July 19th.
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: Crawford Hall
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
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.
- THURSDAY: Commuter Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- FRIDAY: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-3:00pm. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- DAILY SCHEDULE: THURS 12PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-3PM
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 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
- Thursday, July 18th
- 12:00 PM Check In
- 2:00 PM College Talk: Recruiting, Weight training
- 3:00 PM Field Session 1: Facing college shooters
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Field Session 2: Drills to get you ready for college lacrosse
- 8:00 PM College Talk: Dealing with Goalie Competition on your new team
- 9:00 PM Day Campers Depart
- Friday, July 19th
- 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 9:00 AM Field Session 3: Individual Skills session; Goalies Choice
- Noon Lunch
- 1:30 PM Field Session 4: Footwork Drills
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
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.
Camp Questions & Answers
What is the cancellation policy of 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 Crawford Hall and the size of the beds are Twin XL.
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