When it comes to coaching a great lacrosse goalie practice, a great question is, “What can I do so my goalies have the best practice possible?”
Most coaches and parents focus too much on what drills they should be doing. Forget the drills!!! Your goalies probably aren’t good enough to stray too far from the basics.
Stay Focused. Don’t Get Distracted By Gimmicky Drills
Keep this in mind, most unique drills don’t come out of necessity, they come from entertainment. Think about it for a moment…if I have you at a camp for three days and all I do is shoot on you, you’re probably going to get bored. So funky drills get created to entertain and THEN people try to explain them with logic to make it seem like it has to do with eye-hand, or coordination, etc.
Here are the areas we’re going to cover:
How To Be Physically Ready
I’ll talk about why your goalie needs to be physically ready to hop in the net BEFORE any shots are fired. A cold stiff body isn’t going to help you and in fact it might hurt a lacrosse goalie and his/her development.
Why Visualization Can Accelerate Your Development
Would you like to get a 2x,5x, or 10x improvement on your goalie with every practice? Well visualization can do just that. Before a goalie sees a ball at practice they can prime their brain even before they hit the field.
Why Progression Solves (or ruins) Everything
If you put a ten pound weight on your foot, it’s not a problem. But if you drop a ten pound weight on your foot, it can be a huge problem. Same goes for the shots your goalie faces in practice. I explain what to focus on and how to use our free Lacrosse Goalie Cheat Sheets to make sure your helping your goalie in the best way possible each and every practice.
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Are you subscribed to our LacrosseGoalieTips.com Podcast on iTunes? If you’re not, I want you to head over there and do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!
Be sure to join our Private Facebook Group: Creating The Lacrosse Goalie Of The Future:
I hate it when I see really bad information being shared in discussion groups on Facebook so that’s why I (finally) created my own. Every Wednesday at 3:30 EST I do a Facebook Live ONLY for the members of that group. So if you’re a parent, a coach, or a lacrosse goalie, you’re going to want to get in there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/creatingthelacrossegoalieofthefuture/
Download The Lacrosse Goalie Cheat Sheets and Goalie Scorecards
The goalie’s “grade” for their performance is NOT the scoreboard. So how do you know if you’ve played at your best and if you’re really improving? The Cheat Sheets and the Scorecards will tell you: https://lacrossegoalietips.com/lacrosse-goalie-cheat-sheets/
Work With Me One on One
And when you’re ready to work with me One on One, why not book a call: https://www.Lacrossegoalietips.com/call. If you’re serious about taking your game to the next level and become a recruitable lacrosse goalie, we’ll get on the phone and identify what your number one problem is, how to fix it, and how we might be a fit to work together.
Do You Struggle With Negative Thoughts?
If you’re an athlete who sometimes struggles with Negative Thoughts in your head, Coach Edwards has a free guide on how to Master Your Automatic Negative Thoughts here: https://athletespecific.com/ant-download/