This 7th Grade Goalie Hurt in 8th Grade Practice
00:17 – Scott asks Coach Edwards for advice on how to talk with his son and coaches about changing the speed of shots during practice.
01:22 – A good goalie is hard to find, so they are sometimes forced to move up too quickly.
02:00 – What happens to lacrosse goalies when they are taken from their comfort zone and not well protected.
02:31 – Protecting the younger goalie is strongly emphasized, along with other tips on dealing with the age and strength difference.
03:13 – How practice can be improved by replacing lacrosse balls with tennis balls. It helps the whole team.
04:13 – How telling shooters to only shoot to a certain space will help protect goalies and hone the skills of the offensive players.
06:30 – Coach Edwards explains that when fear goes up, learning goes down.
09:50 – The concept of “pain with a purpose” on game day is explained.