Guardian board member Hunter Francis, the Director of Operations for the Baltimore Bayhawks from 01-06 and also the Owner/GM of the Baltimore Bombers in 2013, took some time out of his busy day to sit down and answer a few questions on goaltending for this first installment of the Guardian Goaltending Interview Series.
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Goalies are incredibly important in lacrosse, and sometimes they just don’t get the love they deserve. As an attackman, I know that I’ve given out a few stingers and shots and rides. As long as it’s not a penalty, that’s just good hard play, but when it’s your own goalie, you need to give him props. In the end, you can’t play without a goalie, he’s your last line defense, and game after game he takes a beating.
Usually we focus on goals and Benny Hill style slipping and falling, but this week the focus is on NYC box lacrosse goaltending. It’s save city!
Kevin Donahue, legendary assistant at Syracuse, shows us how you create a great lacrosse goalie. It’s all about proper technique and staying big. See how things have changed over the last ten years!
John Galloway, Syracuse Lacrosse’s All-American goalie, talks to campers about his work ethic and what it takes to succeed as a starting goalie.
Pat Campbell of the Toronto Rock demonstrates the basics of the head save, and other maneuvers a box lacrosse goalie must master. Seriously. The head save. But really, this was a solid how-to for anyone just getting going in the box game.