By Coach Damon on October 2, 2017
As we all know being a lacrosse goalie is an incredibly challenging position. Yet for some field players or parents who’ve never stepped in the cage they seem to be blessed with the knowledge of what it takes to succeed in goal and they’re not shy with trying to coach the goalie, sometimes via harshContinue Reading Post
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By Coach Damon on August 28, 2017
I’ve written about lacrosse goalie arcs quite a bit on this blog. They’re a basic element of learning this position and something all beginners should learn early on. But if you’re unaware of what the arc is, here’s a quick recap. A lacrosse goalie arc is an imaginary line in the form of a semi-circleContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on August 14, 2017
Normally on this site I write about how goalies can increase their odds of making saves. But this week we’re going to flip the script. This post is about how to score on a lacrosse goalie, written by a lacrosse goalie. As goalies we have a unique perspective as to which types of shots areContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on July 11, 2017
This week’s post is my response to an interesting question I got from a lax goalie rat Dad: If you could only use 4 lacrosse drills to train a goalie which would you select? Jim R., Baltimore, MD Great question Jim! There are so many great lacrosse goalie drills that only being able to selectContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on June 19, 2017
My philosophy when it comes to training lacrosse goalies is something I call the Elite Lacrosse Goalie Triad. I discuss the Elite Lacrosse Goalie Triad my ebook however in this post I want to explain this philosophy to all goalies, coaches, and parents who have not yet read my book. I think understanding this trainingContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on May 8, 2017
There’s a habit that a lot of lacrosse goalies have. It goes by many names but I call it the turtle. Perhaps you’ve seen a goalie go into turtle mode? Perhaps you yourself have gone full turtle? It happens like this. You’re setup in a perfect lacrosse goalie stance waiting for the shot to come. ThenContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on April 24, 2017
As a goalie its vital that you have a complete understanding of how team lacrosse defense should be played. That way in the heat of battle you can help command the troops to organize a successful defense stand. Awhile back I covered the basics of a man-on-man team defense and today I want to cover theContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on March 20, 2017
It’s game day for Lax Goalie Rat. Today I launch my eBook – The Lax Goalie Bible: The Complete Guide to Coaching and Playing Lacrosse Goalie. Go get the ebook here – Lacrosse Goalie Book. Why Did I Write this Book? When you join the LaxGoalieRat email list it automatically sends you back a question: WhatContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on February 13, 2017
Many youth teams struggle to find someone who wants to play goalie. One of the main reasons is simply that youth goalies feel that practices are no fun. For the youth coaches out there who are wondering how to make practices more fun for youth lacrosse goalies when it seems like for most drills theContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on June 27, 2016
If you play in enough lacrosse games, inevitably you’ll have a day where nothing goes your way. You can’t save a single shot, your defense can’t stop anyone, nobody can catch a pass, and the offense struggles to muster any legit scoring opportunities. That’s right I’m talking about a good, old-fashioned blowout loss. Today’s postContinue Reading Post