Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/18/11
There are still limited spots left for those who wish to register for the annual Greg Cattrano Goalie Clinic for boys and girls on Friday, July 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shipley School’s Farm Fields in Gladwyne.
The Greg Cattrano clinic, for goalies of all ages and abilities, has been held at Shipley for 10 years and helped produce dozens of players that have gone on to excel at the high school and college level.
Cattrano was a member of the Major League Lacrosse champion Philadelphia Barrage in 2004 and also was a standout for many years with the Long Island Lizards and Baltimore Bayhawks. Cattrano, a three-time MLL Goalie of the Year, also was a member of the US World Cup team in 1999 and was the NCAA Goalie of the Year in 1997 at Yale University.
Cattrano said his clinic focuses on the mental aspect of goaltending as well as skill building in the areas of positioning, saving 1-on-1 shots and communication on the field. For more information, click here. For the registration form, click here.
“My philosophy is to be as aggressive as possible,” he said. “You want to attack the ball and be that vocal leader, the inspirational leader.
“If you have the mental approach of always wanting to go get the ball, you can become more confident and. The same goes for boys and girls in saving the ball.”
Cattrano also preaches building confidence through proper positioning, making the 1-on-1 save and working with your defense to build a cohesive unit.
“Usually you have a 10 percent chance of saving a shot when someone comes in 1-on-one,” he said. “But if you can make one more save a game, it builds confidence you’re your team as well as the goalie.
“One key save can make the difference and lead to four or five or six more. We also work on communication. Rather than yapping, communication means listening and making sure your defense works as a cohesive unit.