My next guest on the Lax Goalie Rat podcast is the reason many decided to be a lacrosse goalie.
It’s none other than the Big Rig – Scotty Rodgers – and he has inspired an entire generation of lacrosse goalies with his large frame, energetic character, goalie accolades and strong leadership skills.
You may have heard Scotty interviewed on other podcasts but you’ve never heard him interviewed by another lacrosse goalie.
Rogers hails from Long Island where he attend MacArthur high school. He earned a scholarship to play college ball at Notre Dame where he led the Irishman to the championship game in 2010. He was selected 7th overall by the Toronto Nationals in the MLL in 2010. He won a championship while on the Ohio Machine. And currently Scotty plays in the PLL with the Atlas Lacrosse Club.
In this episode we dig into a number of awesome topics:
How Scotty got his start in goal
Why he loves being a lacrosse goalie
Some guys he followed and learned from as a youngster
His legendary 2010 run with Notre Dame and what he took away from that entire experience
His coaching strategy for working with you
What he looks for when he recruits lacrosse goalies
The Big Rig mental tricks for mental toughness
What the weight room means to him and his goalie game
His post goal routine
How the backup team can really influence the game
His main tip for the young goalies out there
Plus much more
After chatting with Scotty his energy is completely contagious and I hope you feel that!
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About Coach Damon
About Coach Damon
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.