Podcast – Your Team Sucks. So What?

Podcast – Your Team Sucks. So What?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_Your_Team_Sucks_So_What.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoach Jonathan Edwards encourages lacrosse goalies who are on bad teams by explaining how it’s a great opportunity. He explains how you should take advantage of the opportunity you are given to see as many shots as possible and bring your game to the next level by adapting to your team’s weaknesses 0:21 – Coach Edwards addresses a common question – is playing on a bad team bad for you? 1:08 – Playing on a bad team allows a goalie to see the most shots possible. 1:23 – Bad teams can be an advantage for any goalie and help you get better. 2:16 – Defensemen with bad stick skills can force a goalie to improve in new ways. 3:44 – Get excited if you’re on a team that gives you the opportunity to get better as a lacrosse goalie. Introduction Coach Edwards here at LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and today’s question is: Your team sucks. So what? One of the things I want to talk about is, should you be playing on a bad team? If you’re on a bad team, is it bad for you? Coach Edward’s First Sports Camp The best advice I ever got was when I was in high school. I was also a hockey goalie. I went to my first ever sports camp, which was a camp for lacrosse goalies and it was amazing. It was run by a guy named Joe Brittania, who was the goalie coach for the Boston Bruins and he was one of the first guys I ever heard of who ran these camps. Playing...
This Seventh Grade Lacrosse Goalie Gets Injured Playing With the Eighth Graders

This Seventh Grade Lacrosse Goalie Gets Injured Playing With the Eighth Graders

This 7th Grade Goalie Hurt In 8th Grade Practice   This 7th Grade Goalie Hurt in 8th Grade Practice Timestamps:  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.  Intro:  Hey, Coach Edwards of LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I’ve got some great questions here from a gentleman named Scott. And he says: Question:  “Hey Coach, My son and I love your website and your blog posts. I had a question and a possible request. The practices have just started and my son has just moved up to the level of 7th and 8th grade. He is in 7th grade, and on the first day he took a pretty good shot off his shin. He is now pretty intimidated by the increased speed of the...