Goaliesmith - Mike and Andrew Gvozden - Lax Goalie Rat Podcast - Episode 6 | Lax Goalie Rat

Goaliesmith – Mike and Andrew Gvozden – Lax Goalie Rat Podcast – Episode 6



This week we talk shop with Mike and Andrew Gvozden from Goaliesmith.

Each podcast guest I’ve had so far has been great! So I mean no disrespect, but this might be the best episode yet. Both Andrew and Mike have an amazing and very articulate way of breaking down the details of this position.

It’s one thing to be able to coach and train lacrosse goalies very well but it’s another thing to be able to relate to kids and create memorable moments that young goalies will remember. You’ll want to listen to this podcast because Mike and Andrew can do both!

They also have some have some extremely impressive goalie resumes:

Mike Gvozden

  • Current Goalie Coach, Loyola High School
  • Former Head Coach at Loyola Marymount University
  • 3 year Starting Goalie at Johns Hopkins University
  • LXMPRO Player
  • NCAA National Champion 2007, Runner Up 2008
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team 2008
  • 2-Time High School All-American
  • 2006 Under Armour All-American (South Team MVP)
  • Maryland Goalie of the Year 2005
  • 2005 HS Tewaaraton Team

Andrew Gvozden

  • NCAA All-American 2011
  • NCAA Academic All-American 2012
  • 4 Year Starting Goalie for Hofstra University
  • 2012 Captain of Hofstra University Men’s Lacrosse
  • NCAA Stats Leader 2011 – Goals Allowed Average
  • All-NCAA Team 2011
  • Lowe’s Senior Class Award Candidate 2012



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2 thoughts on “Goaliesmith – Mike and Andrew Gvozden – Lax Goalie Rat Podcast – Episode 6

  1. Coach Damon-
    This podcast is indeed the best one yet. Hearing Mike and Andrew on top of your own content got me wondering if you guys ever considered doing a ‘goalie coach’ clinic? I consume a lot of “player intended” content and I encourage my goalies to attend clinics and camps etc. However, I am always worried that when they come back I am going to undo some individual correction or improvement that they received. Some of us lower level coaches are very interested in getting better for our players as well as our future players. My personal take is that you guys interact with and coach a lot more goalies than an individual team coach does. As such you guys get to try corrections a lot quicker and see what yields results across more goalies. Every player is different and I would love a way to tap into this growing “goalie consultant” layer as a coach. BTW- I love the book and find it very valuable as a reference. I’ve been coaching in one sport or another for the last 30 years and there is nothing better than seeing a player execute a skill and realize they have it. Thank you so much for your content and sharing your expertise with not only the players but us coaches as well.

  2. I just finished off my season, I was nominated for my leagues all star game but didn’t make it due to our teams standings. During the off season I want work as hard as I can to fix all the mistakes I’ve made and hopefully one day be as good as these goalies in your podcasts. Any suggestions would be helpful to me for workouts.

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