Goalie Confidence

Lacrosse Goalie Training San Diego Girls Lacrosse Sam Horan

Defense communication starts with the Goalie.

In my opinion, goalies have the most important role on the field when it comes to defense. The communication starts with us.  And as a goalie, if you are able to give your defenders the confidence to play the lockdown defense, you know they can play, you will allow yourself to see the shots you know you can save.  

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Trust is Essential

To sell the goalie position to your team, there has to be a reciprocated level of trust between the defenders and the goalie. If you have trust in your defenders and prove to them that you can make the low angle saves and saves on outside shots, they will gain the confidence they need to force their attacker to those worse shots. 

Where's the Love?

In my opinion, goalies are starting to get more attention in the media, but they are still overlooked.  It is a fact that goalies cannot win a lacrosse game -- we aren't even allowed to shoot. 
However, with that being said, a goalie CAN keep their team IN the game.
Leading your defense to make a great stop, or making a spectacular save. This gives possession back to your offense, which means...more goals...more wins.

Sam Horan is Triad's newest coach specializing in Goalie training as our "Saves the Day Specialist". Learn more about Coach Sam and training here.
Triad Athletes San Diego Women's lacrosse SDSU Aztecs Sam Horan

Sam Horan

Current Captain of the San Diego State University Women's Lacrosse team. She's been awarded 2021 MPSF All-Academic Team, SDSU Scholar-Athlete (Spring 2020, Fall 2020). Sam enjoyed a distinguished prep career at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, Calif., where she earned US Lacrosse All-American honors as senior. She's from San Francisco and enjoys spending time with her teammates and would like to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.

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