Encouraging Lacrosse Goalies To Play Outside The Crease

I want the lacrosse goalie of the future to be a threat outside of the crease more often than they are now.  If people are going to argue against more gear so they can be fast then let’s at least make that happen! (Although if you’ve ever seen a baseball catcher run for a foul ball in pads you know that’s not a good excuse.)

One of the ways to do that is to look at your goalie not as a goalie but as a midfielder in the crease.  Once they get the ball, they should behave just like any other player on the field.  

But coaches, and Sphincter Mom on the sideline, often yell, “Get back in the CAAAAGE!!!!”  

This is a massive mistake.

Today we’re going to talk about how to encourage a goalie to play outside the crease.  And much more!

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Olympian Jonathan Edwards is "Coach Edwards".  He runs the longest consecutively running lacrosse goalie blog on the planet.  He is the "behind the scenes goalie mind" for some of the top lacrosse goalies on the planet and he has worked with lacrosse goalies from Junior High, to the PLL.  He coaches goalies privately, year round, via video and phone through his Lacrosse Goalie University goalie coaching program.  Don't wait for the summer to get to a camp and don't hire some local college kid who is home on break. Get unbiased goalie coaching from the coach who is changing the game, one goalie at a time.

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