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Welcome to the Lax Goalie Rat Podcast! Where each week Coach Damon features interviews, strategy, and advice for dominating our position - lacrosse goalie! Ever wonder what makes the top lacrosse goalies elite? Me too! So I decided to create a podcast to figure it out. Each week I interview an elite lax goalie, coach, or special guest to find the tools, tactics, drills, and mental mindsets that listeners can use.

Lax Goalie Rat Podcast Coach Damon Wilson

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Welcome to the Lax Goalie Rat Podcast! Where each week Coach Damon features interviews, strategy, and advice for dominating our position - lacrosse goalie! Ever wonder what makes the top lacrosse goalies elite? Me too! So I decided to create a podcast to figure it out. Each week I interview an elite lax goalie, coach, or special guest to find the tools, tactics, drills, and mental mindsets that listeners can use.

    LGR 236: The Art and Mindset of Goaltending with Michigan Goalie Erin O'Grady

    LGR 236: The Art and Mindset of Goaltending with Michigan Goalie Erin O'Grady

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to stand firm between the posts, facing down the intensity of competitive lacrosse? Michigan's starting goalie Erin O'Grady joins us to share her personal journey from an inventive second-grader avoiding running to a strategic visionary on the lacrosse field. Her candid reflections on the benefits of playing multiple sports and the role they've played in shaping her as an exceptional athlete provide a fascinating look into the makings of a lacrosse great. We also unpack the collective spirit of the game, reminding us that victory is not just about the goalie's prowess but a team's unified effort.

    Erin's narrative continues as she describes the crucial support from her parents, who knew little about lacrosse, but understood the universal language of encouragement in sports. She takes us behind the scenes of a young athlete's life, from selecting the right club to handling the spotlight's pressure with grace and resilience. Listeners will be inspired by Erin's "eyes on the prize" attitude and how her high school experience at St. Anthony's became a pivot towards her aspiration of playing Division 1 lacrosse. Her story is punctuated by the influential figures in her life, including her role models Devon Wills and Asa Goldstock, who helped shape her approach to goaltending.

    Lastly, we explore the intricate techniques and mental frameworks that define the life of a lacrosse goalie. Erin offers insights into breathwork and the grounding influence of faith, highlighting how these practices enhance focus and identity both on and off the field. She gives us a play-by-play on key moments in the goalie's box, where quick reflexes and mental toughness are paramount. It's all about bouncing back from setbacks with a short-term memory, and Erin exemplifies this with her resilience and unwavering spirit. Join us to catch the adrenaline-fueled moments and the profound wisdom that comes with protecting the goal.
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    LGR 235: Learning the Goalie Position with 8 year old Goalie Dev Sherman

    LGR 235: Learning the Goalie Position with 8 year old Goalie Dev Sherman

    Interview with young lacrosse goalie from Greenwich, CT - Dev Sherman. 
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    • 30 min
    LGR 234: Loving the Goalie Position with St. Leo Goalie Jessica Harclerode

    LGR 234: Loving the Goalie Position with St. Leo Goalie Jessica Harclerode

    Interview with St. Leo goalie Jessica Harclerode. 
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    • 56 min
    LGR 233: Box Lacrosse Goalie Tips with Philadelphia Wings goalie Deacan Knott

    LGR 233: Box Lacrosse Goalie Tips with Philadelphia Wings goalie Deacan Knott

    Podcast interview with Deacan Knott, the talented goalie of the Philadelphia Wings! On this episode of the podcast, Deacan shares his journey from his first time in goal to winning the prestigious Minto Cup and delves into the intricacies of playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Get ready for a deep dive into the world of lacrosse as Deacan provides valuable tips for box lacrosse goalies and discusses various aspects of the game.
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    • 46 min
    LGR 232: Alecia Nicholas on Staying Consistent in Goal

    LGR 232: Alecia Nicholas on Staying Consistent in Goal

    Podcast interview with North Carolina goalie Alecia Nicholas discussing lessons learned from Caylee Waters and Taylor Moreno, overcoming fear of the ball, and tips for staying consistent as a goalie.
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    LGR 231: Dr. Nate Zinsser Gives Us Tools To Help Become More Confident In Goal

    LGR 231: Dr. Nate Zinsser Gives Us Tools To Help Become More Confident In Goal

    Podcast interview with sport and performance psychologist, Dr. Nate Zinsser discussing topics like getting out of a slump, handling performance anxiety, and tips for goalie parents.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

brian v Johnson ,

Great podcast

I learned so much about finding my stance in all of them

playmobil315 ,

Great!

Fantastic podcast for coaches, goalies, and parents. Interviews relevant players and provides key points on all goalies and answers questions that all goalies have. Only suggestion would to put some variety on the questions/topics but regardless it is a great podcast!

Mt. Drewlitttt ,

This is awesome

I love listening to these podcasts because as a youth goalie it gives me many perspectives and learning ways and on small drills you can do at home. This has helped me improve in my lacrosse career, thank you Coach Damon!

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