Ever since I presented during the Jamie Munro Lacrosse Lacrosse Virtual Summit I had the idea to do the same thing but purely for us lacrosse goalies.
This July 29, 30, and 31 we pulled it off.
15 goalie coaches and hundreds of kids, coaches and parents gathered virtually to learn about the toughest position in sports – the lacrosse goalie.
Wow! What a great event!
So many amazing presentations, I was really in awe of some of the pure gold that these coaches taught you.
What’d you guys think? Did you attend? Who was your favorite presenter?
I had my doubts this would work but the format was really amazing and many commented that it was better than any LaxCon presentation because you were right there with the presenter! I loved it.
I also had my doubts that with 15 goalie presentations there was going to be too much repetition and overlap and to my surprise every single coach brought something very unique to the table.
We will definitely be doing another one of these in a few months.
Here’s a quick breakdown –
Lacrosse Goalie Summit Wrap Up and Takeaways
The Lacrosse Goalie Summit replays are available to Lax Goalie Rat Academy members – my premier goalie training membership site.
I included links for quick viewing access just for the Lax Goalie Rat Academy members.
Coach Dave Page from Foundation Lacrosse and the Penn asst. coach kicked us off strong discussing how to be a complete college goalie and giving some amazing video breakdown of Reed Junkin, the Penn goalie.
Next up Ryan LaPlante (Denver / MLL / Goalie Evolution Academy) was up next discussing Consistency Thru Simplicity. There’s so much to process as a goalie but Ryan shows us how to break things down simple. Simplicity can make you a better goalie.
Ronnie Fernando, fresh off of suiting up for 2 MLL squads, gave a great talk about coaching the fundamentals. We also took a look at his awesome training invention – the Arc Buddy – meant to help train those fundamentals.
Closing out Day 2 was Lyndsey Munoz with an amazing talk on Mastering your Mind. Here’s a pic of a young goalie just getting the mind blown while watching live. I think we were all like that! I’ve already starting doing the 168 plan. Anyone else?
Brad Gigliotti followed up and continued the topic of Goalie Communication but in a different way – how goalies, parents, and coaches should communicate with one another. Never thought about this level of communication and it was awesome stuff. Plus we got to hear from the Big Dog Bruce.
Zach Oliveri, a physical therapist (just got the doctorate! Doctor.) broke down performance management for goalies. Things like sleep, training, eating, mental work – stuff that so important for ALL athletes but rarely gets talked about. Well Dr. Oliveri drops some serious knowledge the topic.
Arthur Leibowitz from hand eye coaches took us through some eye vision exercises and drills that you can use to increase your goalie hand eye coordination. This one is worth is just to watch Coach Damon struggle in the drills. I need more hand eye training!
Finally we threw a bonus session at you from Coach Jesse Miller from BTBLax discussing how to train. Why work harder when you can work smarter? The way Jesse breaks down the training is an awesome strategy.
But these presentations are really just the tip of this lacrosse goalie training iceberg.
In addition to the 15 amazing presentation you get access to:
The Lax Goalie Rat Camp – My premier lacrosse goalie training course for learning the position from scratch! Covers the technical, physical, and mental elements required to be an elite goalie and a leader of your team. Plus over 60 goalie drills demonstrated.
The Backyard Training Sessions – Lacrosse goalie drills and a full workout you can execute in your backyard with no goal. Perfect for lockdown times.
Lacrosse Goalie Film Breakdown – Videos of Coach Damon breaking down and analyzing goalie play. These are incredible learning tools! Plus send me your video and I’ll analyze and add it to library.
The Lacrosse Goalie Stringing Tutorial Course – 4 different coaches show you how to string up different heads and mesh combo so you can be a stick ninja. These stick stringers provide incredible masterclasses in how to string up goalie heads.
The Lax Goalie Rat Forums – interact with Coach Damon, as well as goalies, coaches, and parents from all over the world
Monthly Live Zoom Coaching Calls with Coach Damon – Got a particular question or issue you want to chat about. Jump on the live Zoom call and let’s work it out. Also includes occasional special guests.
Goalie Practice Plans – Wondering what to do on the field to train? Print out these practice plans and wonder no more.
I’m running a special offer for those who attended the Lacrosse Goalie Summit, so all this amazing training you can get for $40/month or a full year at $360/year (save $120).
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.