Bill Pilat’s The Goalie School in Massachusetts For Girls
Improve your game and have serious fun
at The Goalie School
The Biggest Goalie Camp comes to Massachusetts! Northeast lacrosse goalies can now travel a short distance to get the best goalie instruction in the country! Excellent facilities await all the goalies at beautiful Saint Mark's School,situated on 250 acres in historic Southborough, MA, 25 miles from Boston.
Coach Pilat will be teaming up with Mary Schwartz, current head women’s lacrosse coach at Roanoke College. Coach Schwartz is a former Division I goalkeeper at the University of Maryland who knows what it takes to be successful in the women’s game. This camp is easily accessible to goalies from Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island. For girls only, campers can expect the same outstanding instruction as the boys Goalie Schools.
- Great instructional staff to work with all goalies
- 4 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio; the best ratio in lacrosse camps
- Programs with a strength and agility coach
- Fun and exciting goalie games
- Coaches talks and demonstrations
- TGS Boys only camp at St. Mark's School offered June 28-30
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Camp Director Mary Schwartz
Directing the TGS Virginia camp this summer at Roanoke College is Mary Schwartz. Coach Schwartz is entering her 15th season with Roanoke as the head coach of the women’s lacrosse program.View Mary Schwartz's Bio ⟩
A four-year letter winner at the goalie position at the University of Maryland, Schwartz helped the Tarps to three NCAA Division I championship games (1982, 1984, 1985) and was named to both the ACC’s All-Tournament team and the North/South Senior All-Star game in 1985. As a goalie with Maryland’s field hockey team, Schwartz also was a four-year letter recipient and still remains fourth on the Terps’ all-time goals against average list.
Schwartz began her coaching career in 1989 as an assistant field hockey coach at North Alleghany High School (Pa.). After three years at North Alleghany, Schwartz moved on to Mt. Lebanon High School (Pa.) where she served as the head coach of the girls’ lacrosse team for two years. While in Pennsylvania, Schwartz founded the Pittsburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club in 1991. After that, Schwartz coached at Shady Side Academy (Pa.), where she coached the school’s first four high school All-Americans and earned the Midwest School Girl’s Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year Award (1994).
Schwartz’s accomplishments garnered her a coaching career at the college level. In 1996, she became the head women’s lacrosse coach of Davison College (N.C.). Schwartz joined Roanoke College’s women’s lacrosse team in the 2005 season as the program’s eighth head coach since the program began in 1978.
Mary Schwartz has been coaching at Roanoke College for 14 seasons (2005-2016). Her overall record totals 123-87 overall and 75-27 in the ODAC, which makes her coach with the most wins in Roanoke College Women’s Lacrosse history. She has coached 61 All-ODAC selections, 23 ODAC All-Tournament Team selections, 23 VaSID All-State Team selections, 19 IWLCA All-Region selections, five IWLCA All-American selections. Schwartz has also coached three ODAC Rookies of the Year and three ODAC Players of the Year. She has coached 29 ODAC All-Academic Team student-athletes. She was rewarded ODAC Coach of the Year in 2009.
Schwartz has served on several NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committees, including a stint as the chairperson of the NCAA Division I South Region selection committee. She has also served as a Second Vice President of US Lacrosse and as an Executive Board member with the organization. As of 2016, she is currently serving her second year as a NCAA Division III At Large Representative for the IWLCA Board of Directors. Schwartz also serves as the Athletic Department’s Senior Women’s Administrator and supervises the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee.
This summer, The Goalie School is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM) option available at the St. Mark's School, MA. Come see why this goalie camp is filled before any other goalie camp in the country.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-8PM, FRI 9AM-3PM
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
- CHECK-IN: Check-in takes between 8:00-9:00am on Wednesday, June 28th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place between 3:00-4:00pm on Friday, June 30th.
Housing & Roommates
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided; Bed size Twin XL
Air Conditioning: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan
Suggested spending money: $60
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 8:00-9:00am for check in. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am at the Dorm for attendance. Departure on other days is 9:00pm and campers can be picked up at the field.
- Wednesday: Commuter Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- Thursday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
- Friday: Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-3:00pm. Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.
- Daily Schedule: WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-8PM, FRI 9AM-3PM
COACH PILAT'S INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
Coach Pilat has produced two videos for goalies. Purchase Advanced Techniques (2015) or Basic Techniques (2001), or buy both!
Basic Techniques - The Ball Stops Here I: Was produced in 2001 and is still a valuable resource to learn the basics of goaltending as well as a few new tricks. Content Includes - Basic Proper Goalie Warmup, Basics of Stance, Stopping Screened Shots, Stick Skills and Basic Clearing, Stopping One-On-One Shots, Basic Proper Technique for stopping all shots, Unique drills, Goalie Arc Play, Pipe Play, Field Communication. Price: $30
Advanced Techniques - The Ball Stops Here II: Advanced Techniques is designed for goalies and coaches who are ready to move to the next level. Content Includes - TGS Method (Advanced Goalie Routine), Advanced Warmup, Advanced Drills, Mental Strategies, Scouting Opponents (watching film), Advanced Clearing Concepts, Weight Training for Goalies, Stick Repair and Stringing. Price $30
The Ball Stops Here Combo Package: Players of all ages can learn from over 90 minutes (combined) of concentrated instruction on both videos and Coach Pilat recommends both videos to any goalie. Order yours today! Price $55
Note: DVD's will be HANDED out at camp check in.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Wake Up (overnight campers)
- 8:00 AM Breakfast in Dining Hall (overnight campers)
- 9:00 AM Goalies filmed in cage, Coaches Talk, Station work
- Noon Lunch in Dining Hall
- 1:30 PM Remaining Goalies filmed in cage, Rapid Fire, Agility work
- 2:30 PM Clearing stations, Small group Coaches Talk
- 3:30 PM Rest time, Pool Opened, Camp Store Opened
- 5:00 PM Dinner in Dining Hall
- 6:30 PM Goalie 10 on 10 Games!
- 8:30 PM Back to dorms, Day campers depart
- 9:00 PM Rest time, Camp store opened, pizza orders
- 10:45 PM Lights Out!
St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a preparatory school, situated on 250 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
The highlight of my camp experience was getting to stay overnight, meeting, and doing the thing I love with people who play the same position. I was able to make friends with people who understand and share what I go through as a goalie.
— M.D. St. Marks overnight camper '17
Lots of play time!
My main highlights were socializing with other goalies from all over the country in a total lax atmosphere, with LOTS of playtime and positive coaching!
— A. H. St. Marks overnight camper '17
The coaching staff was great. All of them were friendly and very helpful. They were always there to answer questions and help you figure things out.
— G.C. St. Marks overnight camper '17
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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