When Should a Lacrosse Goalie Come Out And Hit Someone?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_When_Should_a_Lacrosse_Goalie_Leave_The_Crease_To_Hit_Someone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A question I get every season is, “When it is ok for a lacrosse goalie to leave the crease and deck somebody. Well this week, I’ve got a cool photo sent to me by a dad in Virginia. Great shot of a goalie leveling one of those lame attackmen. ūüôā There is a right time and a wrong time to come out of the crease. Also, there are times that work when you are in Junior High School but don’t work when we’re older in High School and beyond. While it may get frustrating, and you may want to just check everyone on the field, Coach Edwards talks about when is the right time and when is the wrong time to make that hit. He lays out the benefits, and the costs, to making that play and how it can affect your team. Thanks so much for the photo Coach. And if you have a photo you’d like to share with Coach Edwards, by all means, send it to him at CoachEdwards@lacrosseGoalieTips.com Lacrosse Goalie Coaching Resources Coach Edwards has just released his new audiobook “Visualization Skills for Lacrosse Goalies”. In this hour long audio Coach Edwards reveals the tips he learned as an Olympic athlete and how visualization not only made his Olympic dreams come true, but helped him become an All-American and a Division 1 recruit in lacrosse. For athletes, parents and coaches who want to become better fast. This audio is for you. You can check it out here: Visualization for Lacrosse Goalies Join Lacrosse Goalie University Today Are you...

Can a Lacrosse Goalie Stop Every Shot?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_Can_a_Lacrosse_Goalie_Stop_Every_Shot.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Can a Lacrosse Goalie Stop Every Shot?   Hey lacrosse goalie, Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and welcome to everybody who headed over to AthleteSpecific.com which is one of my new projects, and signed up for the Free Goal Getting Guide for Athletes. Big shout out this week to new lacrosse goalie, parents and coaches in Vienna, VA, Brighton, MI, and Clinton, New York. ¬†That’s just a handful of a bunch of new subscribers who we have this week. Listen, this week’s questions comes from…well…I got a handful of emails from the East Coast this week and…one of them stuck out to me. ¬†Parents and coaches are watching a lot of college lacrosse these days as we get further into the spring. ¬†With the tournament coming around there are a lot of people clicking on InsideLacrosse.com checking things out, and basically the email I got was saying, “Man the ball moves so fast! ¬†How does a college goalie even have a chance to stop it?” Here’s a couple of thoughts: ¬†1) ¬†If you saw my post The Lacrosse Goalie of the Future Part 1 and Part 2 I talk about some of the changes I’d love to see happen in the game. ¬†But lots of those changes aren’t going to happen any time soon. But in the meantime, the best lacrosse goalies still have one trait in common which is...they believe that they can stop every ball. You know, as a lacrosse goalie, are some shots harder to stop than others? ¬†Of course there are. ¬†However, a goalie still needs...

Should Lacrosse Goalies Be Lacrosse Captains?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_Should_a_Lacrosse_Goalie_Be_A_Lacrosse_Captain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShould Lacrosse Goalies Be Lacrosse Captains? Lacrosse goalies are the quarterbacks on the field and should therefore be considered as captains for their team. Now not all lacrosse goalies are “captain” material. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be ruled out of the captaincy just because they are in that position. This isn’t like hockey where the Captain needs to skate to the penalty box to converse with the referee to relay information to their bench etc. By making your lacrosse goalie the captain, or one of the captains of your team, a coach is helping his cause by putting his goalie in a position of leadership. What should come with that position is an additional level of respect by the team and in turn, a level of awareness to what the goalie has to say on the field. When we rely on our lacrosse goalies to make proper defensive calls it’s important that the team respects that. A Captain should earn the respect of team and should therefore be a mini-coach on the field. This week I got two emails from the same team. They didn’t realize that they had written me but one email was from a Coach wondering if they should make their lacrosse goalie their Captain. The other email was from the dad of the goalie in question wondering if there was a reason why a lacrosse goalie shouldn’t be a Captain. Seems that the coach, as a rule, doesn’t allow his lacrosse goalies to be Captains. So with all of that to consider, here is this weeks blog...

Getting Your Lacrosse Goalie More Offensive Minded

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/Getting_Your_Lacrosse_Goalies_22Offensive22_Minded.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In today’s episode Coach Edwards talks about how you can help your lacrosse goalies be more offensive minded. If you saw Coach Edwards post on why lacrosse goalies are really offensive players you’ll know just how strongly he feels about creating mobile, threatening lacrosse goalies with great stick skills. That post created a series of questions about how to do that. ¬†Our Lacrosse Goalie University members have access to hours of coaching footage that discusses ways to improve your lacrosse goalie. ¬†But in today’s post Coach talks about the mindset necessary, and what you need to do to help a lacrosse goalie be more “offensive” minded. Check it...