Category: Drills

Lacrosse goalie drills to help you improve your game.

Training a Lacrosse Goalie In Just 4 Drills

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 select from a few is a tough task.

But in this world of Jim’s where a goalie must be trained with no more than 4 drills this is what I’d do.

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Lacrosse Goalie Workout and Drills To Do All Alone

As the 2017 lacrosse season gets underway its important to understand that formal lacrosse practice is obviously a critical part of your development as a goalie. However, spending time practicing on your own will give you an extra edge over your competition and turn you into a standout goalie once you join your teammates.

Alternatively you might find yourself on a team with no goalie coach or assistants and in need of lacrosse goalie drills that you can do by yourself.

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6 Lacrosse Goalie Drills to Improve Stepping to the Shot

When readers join the Lax Goalie Rat email list I send them a bunch of free resources (you can join here) along with a single question to find out what their biggest challenge is when it comes to being a lacrosse goalie.

For a good majority of the goalies, parents, and coaches who email me back, the main obstacle that they’re trying to overcome is the inability to step to the shot.

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Unconventional Goalie Exercises to Improve Hand Eye Coordination

As a lacrosse goalie having good hand eye coordination is one of our strongest assets.

The ability to see a high velocity shot and move your top hand into its path requires not only quick reactions but also great hand-eye coordination.

Some lacrosse goalies are blessed with great hand eye coordination, others not so much.

Luckily for all goalies hand eye coordination is something that can improved with exercises.

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12 Excellent Lacrosse Goalie Drills to Improve Your Game

Hello my fellow shot blockers! Today I’m going to share another 12 lacrosse goalie drills that will improve your game.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I also wrote about advanced lacrosse goalie drills and lacrosse goalie drills to improve your foot speed.

Work these drills into your practice routine and watch your game drastically improve.

Without further ado, here’s the 12 lacrosse goalie drills for today –

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17 Lacrosse Goalie Drills to Improve Your Reaction Time and Foot Speed

For us goalies, we want the fastest reaction time and foot speed possible. The faster you can make those 2 elements, the more saves you’re going make. That simple.

Here are 17 lacrosse goalie drills that I use with ALL my goalies to give them quick reaction time, fast foot speed, and soft hands. I suggest you work them into your practice routine as well.

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8 Advanced Lacrosse Goalie Drills

Here are 8 advanced lacrosse goalie drills that I learned from lax goalie Coach Bill Pilat. He’s a solid goalie coach with years and years of experience and I recommend his material.

You can get Coach Bill Pilat’s full DVD here – The Ball Stops Here II (Advanced Techniques). (not an affiliate link).

Keep in mind, these are advanced drills.

Only work them into your goalie’s routine once they understand the basics.

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The Lacrosse Goalie’s Guide to Clearing

Today I’m going to talk about an extremely important part of playing goalie – clearing.

Clearing is just as important as saving the ball and it should be a favorite of all goalies because it means either you’ve just made a save or your defense has forced a turnover. Is there a better feeling than that?

Some might argue a successful clear is more important because losing the ball on a clear can take the air out of a defense and give the other team momentum.

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Short stick? The essential skill all goalies need to have

When I first started my lacrosse career, I actually wasn’t a goalie. I played middie. I was the Lax Middie Rat, if you will.

It wasn’t until mid-season of my freshman year that I converted to goalie when our backup tore his ACL. There’s no doubt that starting at midfielder was tremendously valuable in helping me excel once I did make the transition to goalie.

Why?  

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