How A Defender Can Help To Make His Lacrosse Goalie Better

How A Defender Can Help To Make His Lacrosse Goalie Better

Coach Jonathan Edwards receives a unique question from a defender asking how he can help his goalie. Coach goes over the thrill of playing as a team and shares strategies that will help defenders minimize the shots that make it to their goalie. Coach Edwards gives tips on working together as a team and advanced advice for players who want to bring their team up to the next level. 0:49 – When defenders and goalies work together, it’s the start of something awesome. 1:15 – The importance of team communication. 2:45 – Forcing the ball carrier to feed. 4:22 – Defenders can sabotage offensive shots to help goalies. 5:11 – Disrupting passes is a great strategy to keep the ball away from your cage. 5:56 – Minimizing angles will prevent shots on your goalie. 8:00 – Being a team means learning each other’s strengths and weaknesses. 8:41 – Every shot is different, don’t treat it as if it’s the same. 9:15 – Having fun double teaming a weak opponent with your goalie. Introduction All right everybody, Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and I’ve got a great one here this week from James on Long Island. It goes something like this. Dear Coach Edwards, Thanks so much for your website. You probably haven’t received an email like this from someone like me, but I’m not a goalie, I’m an offenseman. Interesting. Here’s my question. I work real hard to be the best defender I can be and just stop one-on-ones mostly, but I was wondering what should I be thinking about to help my goalie the best? Sincerely,...
Podcast – How Good Should Your Stick Skills Really Be?

Podcast – How Good Should Your Stick Skills Really Be?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_How_Good_Should_Your_Stick_Skills_Really_Be.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn his latest podcast, Coach Jonathan Edwards advises lacrosse goalies on how they can improve their stick skills. He explains the importance of being versatile in the cage, especially to keep up with the evolution of the game of lacrosse. Coach gives insightful advice on ways to master the techniques that will help goalies lay the foundation they need to make virtually any save. 0:10 – Kids just want the shortcuts, but if you want to be a great goalie you can’t be lazy. 0:38 – The better your stick skills are, the better a lacrosse goalie you will be. 1:20 – If an attackman or middy can hop in the cage and be decent, it’s because of their stick skills. 2:05 – Coach Edwards recommends that goalies get in line drills and gives some awesome tips. 2:34 – Improving your stick skills will lay the foundation you need to make every save. 3:16 – Don’t be lazy, go master the technique and let Coach Edwards know how you’re doing. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and I want to talk about, how good should your stick skills really be?  Bum Kids Want Shortcuts  I get this question every once in a while where a goalie says, “Well, should I be able to use my off-hand?” And the first thing that I really think of is that this is just a really lazy question. I’ll be honest, because most kids, and I was like this too, you want the shortcuts, right? You don’t want to work exceptionally hard, you just want...
How To Stop Point Blank Shots With No Help

How To Stop Point Blank Shots With No Help

Coach Jonathan Edwards receives a question from a frustrated goalie who is tired of being blamed for losing the game. Coach explains that a goalie’s performance can’t be graded by the scoreboard and stresses the importance of goalies communicating with their defense. Coach Edwards gives advice on how to bring a goalie’s concerns to their coach and how goalies themselves should act as in-game coaches. 0:12 – A frustrated goalie shares her experience of defense who won’t slide and blame her for losing. 1:00 – If the team was so great, they wouldn’t need a goalie. 1:35 – Goalies have unique relationships to the game and act as in-game coaches. 2:29 – What happens when defensemen are overwhelmed. 3:00 – Each person on defense has their own issues to deal with. 4:03 – Goalies should be graded on save percentage, not the game’s scoreboard. 5:00 – Believe you can make every save, even if the shot is point blank. 5:25 – Talking to your coach about your concerns. 6:00 – The importance of goalie communication. 6:22 – Your team can’t win if the offense doesn’t score. Introduction Hey guys, it’s Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I got an interesting one this week from Lily. It’s a little long but I’m going to read it to you. It says: Lily’s Question I was wondering if there’s something you told goalies when the other team is shooting point blank on the goalie and the goalie has no help. Here’s why I’m asking. The other day we were playing a game, and I was in goal and the score...
Is Being A Great Goalie A God-Given Talent?

Is Being A Great Goalie A God-Given Talent?

Coach Jonathan Edwards is back with another informative lacrosse video. In his latest, Coach addresses how lacrosse goalies don’t always live up to their potential, and why. He gives tips on how their coaches can help to inspire them to become better athletes, and stresses the importance on showing each goalie that they are trainable. Coach Edwards offers advice on how to give goalies the motivation to succeed and drills that will help goalies both improve their game and believe in themselves. 0:47 – It can be frustrating to see a goalie who isn’t living up to their potential. 1:17 – Coach Edwards wasn’t a God-gifted athlete. 2:00 – Without motivation, goalies won’t get better very quickly. 2:52 – Any goalie can improve with the right tools and motivation. 3:30 – Creating a bond with your goalie is an easy way to help them get better. 4:24 – Ramp up your practices by drilling one shot. 5:42 – Drilling one shot can give goalies the motivation to succeed. Introduction Hey everyone, Coach Edwards here from LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I’m here with another update this week. I got a great question from a coach in Florida, initials are M.S., first name is Mike. Coach, I’m a high school coach in Florida. I just watched your video on reaction time and have a quick question. When it comes to reaction time, how much of an elite goalie’s performance is raw genetics versus trained ability? Obviously this is super subjective, but you have seen a lot of goalies so you would be the best one to ask. I’m convinced that clearing,...
Podcast – How do I get Seen?

Podcast – How do I get Seen?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_How_Do_I_Get_Seen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoach Edwards addresses a common question he gets from lacrosse goalies: How do I get seen? He explains that being seen is a byproduct of hard work and learning to improve one’s game. If you aren’t ready to play your best, then you don’t even want to be seen. If you are always trying to make yourself better, good things will happen. 0:24 – If you’re asking how to get seen, your focus is all wrong. 0:54 – You can’t control whether you’re seen or not, so trying to impress coaches is pointless. 1:31 – Coach Edwards describes his own journey going to camps and getting seen. 2:21 – Lacrosse recruits younger kids now, so if you’re bad you don’t want to be seen yet. 2:48 – It’s easy to get into camps, change your goal to being the best goalie you can be. 3:47 – Just play the best you can play and good things will happen. You may be seen indirectly. 4:31 – Searching to be seen is a mistake. Being seen is a byproduct of self-improvement. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and LacrosseGoalieTips.com. I got an email the other day. It’s that time of year. Camps are starting. Recruiting camps are starting, and the email I got was basically, “Coach Edwards, I’m signed up for all these camps this summer. How do I get seen?”  Asking How to Get Seen is the Wrong Question How do I get seen? I get this question a lot. “How do I get seen? How do I get noticed?” And my initial response...