Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Indiana For Boys
The Best Goalie Camp in the country!
Midwest lacrosse goalies can travel a short distance to get the best goalie instruction in the country! Excellent facilities await all the goalies at beautiful DePauw University, just outside of Indianapolis, IN, where The Goalie School will take over the Midwest!
Don’t miss out! This camp limits enrollment to ensure maximum teaching and playing for all Goalies! Once camp is full, no more registrations will be accepted. Goalies from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Utah and all points in the middle of the country can easily attend this camp!
- 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 Chris Ilse
Directing camp this summer is Chris Ilse.View Chris Ilse's Bio ⟩
Former Seton Hill University Goalkeeper, Chris Ilse was named as an assistant coach with the Seton Hill University men’s lacrosse program in August, 2013. This will be Ilse's fourth season with the staff.
While at Seton Hill, the Vestal, NY native was a three-year starter in the goal for the Griffins. During his senior season, Ilse racked up 12 victories, which helped the Griffins to their first ever NCAA Tournament. He made 177 saves throughout the campaign. He had an ECAC league-best 60.8% save percentage and 7.96 goals against average. For his efforts, Ilse was named to the USILA All American second team. Chris was named the ECAC's keeper of the year and was a first team All ECAC selection.
During his career at Seton Hill, Ilse held a record of 31-14 good for a 68.8% winning percentage and the most wins in Seton Hill history. He made 512 saves and had a career save percentage of 57.3% while holding opponents with a Goals Against Average of 8.43.
Before Seton Hill, Ilse was a 2009 graduate of Vestal Senior High School where he starred as a two-year starter and two-time first-team all-league selection for the Golden Bears. In 2009, he was named team co-captain, and was a New York-Southern Tier High School All-American. He also played in the US Lacrosse National Senior Showcase in 2009.
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 DePauw 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 between 2:00-4:00pm on Monday, July 15th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday, July 18th.
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: Bishop Roberts Hall
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: Yes
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 (SOLD OUT!)
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!
Located in Greencastle, Indiana, a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, our campus is also home to a 520-acre nature park - which includes at least 9 miles of trails - and Historic East College, built in 1877, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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 reside in Bishop Roberts Hall and the bed size is Twin XL.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Great Camp For All Skill Levels!
July 23, 2018: Bill Pilat’s goalie camp is the best, simply put. Good for starting goalies all the way to high school goalies. The drills are helpful and the coaches understand what they’re saying.
— Elias B. Camper
Great Coaching, Tips, and Tricks!
July 21, 2018: This was my son’s first goalie camp and he loved it! He received a great deal of 1:1 coaching as well as tips and tricks to use during the season. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely send him again.
— Jamie S. Parent
Learned a lot and had a blast!
July 24, 2017: My son came back energized and excited to put his learning to use. He learned a lot and had a blast. For me, I am most pleased to hear stories about the supportive enviornment the camp fostered. So many times young athletes are encouraged to do anything to be the best, without regard for sportsmanship. My son's experience at camp was focused on supporting each player in their growth without worry of being the best. Players and coaches helped and encouraged each other to be their best each day. This encourages their accountability and commmitment to the team and themselves and is part of what makes being a part of sports so important.
— Greg S. Parent
Learned so much!
July 20, 2017: I found out that I had been playing goalie the wrong way. This camp showed me that goalie isn't just about saving shots.
— Adam D. Camper
One for the books!
July 23, 2016: This camp was unlike any camp my son has attended before because it was just for goalies. He has never felt so special and come home with so many new tips and tricks before. One of the best parts was that the boys were split into small enough groups to have personal attention from coaches. By the end of the camp the coaches knew everyone by name and exactly what they needed to work on, as well as their strengths. Thank you for providing the extra help that my son needed and making his summer one for the books!
— John V. Parent
Thank you for such a special week!
July 23, 2016: This camp was so much fun for my son. The coaches keep things fun and engaging and they were also very supportive and encouraging for everyone. Going to this camp was so special for my son because it can be very ahrd to find good goalie instruction. This camp was all he could have wanted any more. Thank you for such a special week!
— Brianna D. Camper
Show me the skills necessary to succeed!
July 25, 2015: I personally wanted to thank you for helping me achieve these accomplishments (All Star selection, State Quarterfinalst, Best Goalie Award, First Team All State). Because they have definitely meant a lot to me and I believe they could probably not have been attained without the guidance and wisdom you and the other coaches provided at your camp. Along with a handful of memories, your camp was able to show me the skills necessary to succeed in the sport of lacrosse, as well as the close bonds that are made because of this cherished sport as well. I most sincerely thank you and your staff, and I hope everything works out for you in the upcoming seasons. Thank you once again, and take care.
— Jeff W. Camper
July 23, 2015: Just wanted to let you know that my son received an award from his coach for specialist of the year! He has progressed as he has because of what he’s learned from your camps. Thank you!
— Bill J. Parent
July 22, 2015: My son attended a couple of camps this summer. Yours was especially well organized and easy to navigate, as a person arriving from out of state. We appreciated the airport shuttles, reminders and help facilitating our arrival and a great time at camp.
— Luke O. Parent