Podcast – When Should You Leave the Cage?

Podcast – When Should You Leave the Cage?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_Should_You_Leave_the_Cage.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoach Jonathan Edwards answers a question he receives frequently. Should lacrosse goalies leave the cage? He cites some examples of times it is beneficial to leave the cage and gives tips on how to make ventures away from the cage successful. While the rule of thumb is that it is generally unwise, Coach Edwards encourages coaches to empower their goalies rather than fearing the times when a goalie leaves the cage. 0:18 – Coach Edwards explains how lacrosse goalies can recognize goal line extended. 0:54 – Young goalies can get away with leaving the cage, but it doesn’t work as well as players advance. 1:29 – If there’s a loose ball, a goalie can leave the cage if they can control the loose ball. 2:20 – Don’t just take off when the defensemen gets there to help with the ball or you lose your advantage. 3:29 – Sometimes a goalie can leave the cage to double the ball or if you’ve called a slide. 5:34 – It’s usually best not to leave the cage, but coaches shouldn’t be afraid if their goalies do. Empower them instead. Introduction Coach Edwards here at LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I want to talk about a question I get fairly frequently. If you’re in the cage and your defensemen have missed a guy and the guy’s running up the goal, should you run out of the cage to stop that player? Goal Line Extended There are two scenarios. One is if the player is in front of goal line extended. Goal line extended is if you took a...
Podcast – Why Young Goalies Shouldn’t Be Goalies

Podcast – Why Young Goalies Shouldn’t Be Goalies

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_Why_Kids_Make_Bad_Goalies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoach Jonathan Edwards describes the dangers of putting young goalies in the cage full-time. He elaborates the difficulty children have due to underdeveloped eyes, especially when it comes to playing tough sports like lacrosse. Coach Edwards advises children aged 10 and under to stay away from the cage full time and work on developing stick skills and becoming better athletes instead. 0:16 – When we’re young our eyes are undeveloped, which affects depth perception. 1:00 – Playing with balloons with young kids is easier for them because their eyes can focus on the movement. 1:40 – It’s important for young lacrosse goalies to develop as athletes before staying in the cage. 2:30 – Lacrosse is probably the hardest sport, especially for a young kid to learn. 3:00 – Coach Edwards advises rotating young goalies because they become targets and should learn respect for the position. 4:53 – Putting kids 10 and under becomes a waste of time and can ruin their confidence. 5:32 – Help young athletes develop their skills and avoid being passed by by a sport they love. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and I want to talk today about why young goalies shouldn’t be goalies. The Development of the Human Body There’s a thing that a lot of people don’t understand about the development of the human body, and that’s that our eyes, when we are very young, so up until about 8 years old to almost 10, our eyes are not round. They’re oval. What that does is that really affects depth perception. Kids Can’t Catch...