Podcast – Should You Be Able To Clear the Ball or Save the Ball?

Podcast – Should You Be Able To Clear the Ball or Save the Ball?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_Should_You_Be_Able_to_Clear_the_Ball_or_Save_It.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download0:24 – Goalies should have a serviceable level of throwing and catching skills so they can be an asset on a clear. 0:53 – If the other team wants to face off and you can’t save the ball, your team will get annihilated. 1:33 – Lacrosse goalies are ball stoppers, and clearing is usually taken care of whether the goalie is good or bad at it. 2:19 – If a goalie is staying home more, Coach Edwards advises you do everything you can to improve at stopping the ball. 2:46 – Field lacrosse goalies need more protection so they can stop the ball more. 4:00 – Line drills, long passing, face dodging, and one on ones should be worked on by goalies who want to improve. 4:34 – Advice for the coaches on how to incorporate the best drills for goalies. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and I want to share with you today, should you be able to clear the ball or should you be able to save the ball? Which one’s better? Be an Asset on a Clear Over the years I’ve had some pretty good arguments with people on what’s more important. Should a goalie be able to save the ball or should a goalie be able to clear the ball. First off, if you’re listening to this I know that you’re a pretty smart goalie. You’re looking to improve. It’s only a matter of time until this is a non-question for you. Goalies need to be able to have a serviceable level of throwing and catching so that...
Podcast – Should You Play up?

Podcast – Should You Play up?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_Should_You_Play_Up.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download0:09 – Goalies at any age could be asked to play up. If you’re not being challenged this can be a great opportunity. 0:42 – Coach Edwards shares his experience playing in a men’s lacrosse league when he was in junior high school. 1:21 – Playing up can either boost your confidence or ruin it, so think hard about who playing up will benefit more – you or the team. 3:07 – Lacrosse goalies who play up should protect themselves physically and mentally. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I want to talk about playing up. Should you play up? The Opportunity to Play Up There’s the opportunity every once in a while where a goalie will be called up and this is really easy if you’re good for your age group. This can happen at any age, it can happen at U8, U10, U12, it can happen in junior high, high school, I’ve seen it happen a lot. Playing Up If You’re Not Challenged Enough What can happen is, if you’re a good goalie and playing with your age group is not challenging you, then the opportunity to play up can actually really help you. I used to play in a men’s league when I was in junior high school. Obviously, when I got back to my junior high school team and my high school team, the types of shots I saw weren’t as good as the guys I was seeing on the weekends who were in their 20s and 30s. Boosting Versus Ruining Your Confidence Those guys that...