Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/23/17
On Sunday, April 9th from 10am-1pm the Dave Page Goalie School will be hosting an intensive outdoor goalie clinic at North Brandywine Middle School in Coatesville.
With a full 3 hour block, the school will cover just about everything with a mix of drills and live shots, and this will be an invaluable tune-up as goalies hit the midway point of their Spring season and get ready for the Summer circuit.
Date: Sunday April 9th
Time: 9:30am check-in, Clinic runs 10am-1pm
Location: North Brandywine Middle School, 256 Reeceville Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320
Goalies will be broken up by age/experience, with the more experienced group working progressing to high-level concepts while the younger/newer goalies will get a healthy dose of the basics before being introduced to some fresh new drills. The day will be fast paced, fun, and is exactly what any goalie needs mid-way through the Spring!
The first hour will focus on teaching, tweaking and repping through the foundations of goalie plays; footwork, positioning, hand speed and clearing. The drills will vary by experience level, but the BEST goalies in the world never progress beyond hammering the basics! As we move beyond the first hour, goalies will progress through a series of closely-coached drills working on skills and techniques including:
*Positioning and Technique for playing shots off the dodge, both above and below the cage.
*Specialized drills to expose and correct issues to common “trouble shots” for goalies (Off-hip, hard bouncers, shots off of feeds, etc)
*Full and Half-field clearing drills that focus not only on stickwork, but the concepts that make clearing easier for goalies and their teammates.
*Lots and lots of “live” shots from College and Post-College shooters (adjusted to the age/ability of the goalie in the cage)
Our clinics are designed to be as “hands-on” as you can find, and we want our coaches to have the freedom to adjust as they go and specialize each drill for the goalie in the cage. With this in mind, our clinics will ALWAYS remain at or under a 4:1 Goalie:Coach ratio, so you can be sure each goalie will get everything they need.
Any questions can be directed to Foundationlax@gmail.com or by calling Dave Page at 484-947-3201. He will be excited to talk about Dave Page School training and why it is exactly what all Youth/HS goalies need.