By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/4/12
Former NCAA and MLL standout Greg Cattrano has been coming to Philly to provide clinics for boys’ and girls’ goalies for 12 years.
And each time his message is simple: Be aggressive and challenge the shooter, and work hard to perfect your techniques.
Friday at Shipley school, Cattrano ran his Co-Ed Goalie Clinic to a group of boys and girls aged 8 to 15 and continued to preach his gospel.
“I always overemphasize the aggressive approach to saving the ball at all my clinics,” said Cattrano. “Today it’s mostly about repetition.
“We have a good group of goalies here. It’s repetition and doing the same drill over and over and over again. We want to get their body comfortable with moving a certain way toward the ball. It’s more than taking shots, it’s about getting mechanics down.”
Cattrano, who provided a free unstrung Warrior head for all goalies, was a member of the MLL 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.
Friday’s clinic was co-sponsored by Shipley Lacrosse and LB3 Lacrosse, which next week – headed by founder Liam Banks – will run a four-day camp at Ward Melville High on Long Island.