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Lax Goalie Rat Podcast

245 episodes - English - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 88 ratings

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.

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LGR 221: Giuliana Portolesi Understanding How to Play with a Confident Mindset

September 21, 2023 19:00 - 45 minutes - 31.1 MB

Podcast interview with Queen’s University of Charlotte women’s lacrosse goalie Giuliana Portolesi discussing topics like life as a JUCO athlete, dealing with nerves of the transfer portal, and playing with confidence. Support the show

LGR 220: Will Helm on Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt

September 13, 2023 21:00 - 58 minutes - 40.4 MB

Podcast interview with Duke goalie Will Helm discussing topics like D1 vs D3, handling self-doubt and we even break down some of his saves from the National Championship in 2023. Support the show

LGR 219: Kylee Russell on Important Tips for Starting Out as a Goalie

September 08, 2023 16:00 - 53 minutes - 36.8 MB

On today’s episode of the Lax Goalie Rat Podcast I’m joined by high school sophomore goalie from out of Florida Kylee Russell. Support the show

LGR 218: Army’s Knox Dent on Keys to Building Confidence in Your Goalie Game

September 01, 2023 20:00 - 1 hour - 41.4 MB

Podcast interview with Army's Knox Dent discussing topics like overcoming fear of the ball, how to have a strong sense of belief in your goalie game, mental lessons from his college career, and much more! Support the show

LGR 217: Lilly Callahan on How to Remain Consistent as a Goalie

August 23, 2023 23:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

Podcast interview with Notre Dame women’s lacrosse starting goalie Lilly Callahan discussing topics like tips for 8-meter shots, staying consistent and advice for taller goalies. Support the show

LGR 216: Lauren DiStefano on the Important Traits of Being a Team Leader

August 17, 2023 00:00 - 41 minutes - 28.3 MB

Podcast interview with former All-American Wagner goalie Lauren DiStefano discussing topics like the next shot mentality, mental game tips, and how to deal with inside shots. Support the show

LGR 215: Goalie Tips for Goalie Parents with Ryan Olson

August 11, 2023 14:00 - 1 hour - 41.4 MB

Podcast interview with lacrosse goalie coach Ryan Olson discussing topics like the importance of goalie footwork, tips for goalie parents and having an attack the ball mindset. Support the show

LGR 214: Staying Patient and Loose with Josh Matte

July 29, 2023 18:00 - 40 minutes - 28.2 MB

Podcast interview with former Denver goalie and founder of the Northwest Goalie Academy Josh Matte discussing topics like how to handle anxiety as a goalie, the growth of lacrosse in Seattle, and how to coach a flopping style goalie. Support the show

LGR 213: Emily Perrin on the Importance of Mindfulness for Goalies

July 14, 2023 19:00 - 1 hour - 43.7 MB

Podcast interview with Mindfulness and Performance Coach Emily Perrin discussing topics like tips for building confidence, managing performance anxiety, and providing support for youth goalies. Support the show

LGR 212: Xavier’s Marina Piszczor on How to Build Confidence as a Goalie

July 07, 2023 16:00 - 43 minutes - 29.9 MB

Podcast interview with Xavier Freshman Goalie Marina Piszczor discussing topics like emotional intelligence, how to bait shooters and tips for smaller goalies. Support the show

LGR 211: Matt Freitas on Overcoming Obstacles in the Pursuit of your Passions

June 30, 2023 16:00 - 57 minutes - 39.2 MB

Podcast interview with Williams College and NCAA Division III Goalie of the Year Matt Freitas discussing topics like how he used the experience of losing part of his leg to motivate him to become a college goalie, the importance of stick skills, and tips for handling the nerves of a big game. Support the show

LGR 210: Prepping for the World Championships with Team England goalie Will Baxter

June 15, 2023 21:00 - 55 minutes - 38.1 MB

Podcast interview with Team England goalie and former All-American at Limestone Will Baxter discussing topics like lessons learned from the 2018 World Championships, Sixes Lacrosse and advice for any international goalie wanting to play college lacrosse. Support the show

LGR 209: The Growth of Lacrosse in Australia with Ryan Spark

June 08, 2023 18:00 - 55 minutes - 37.9 MB

Podcast interview with Australian National Team goalie Ryan Spark Discussing topics like the growth of lacrosse in Australia, recovering from an injury, and the World Championships. Support the show

LGR 208: Kaitlyn Hunsinger on the See Ball, Stop Ball Mindset

June 02, 2023 15:00 - 51 minutes - 35.5 MB

Podcast interview with Salisbury women’s lacrosse goalie Kaitlyn Hunsinger discussing topics like how to be a leader, breaking out of a slump and how to bait shooters. Support the show

LGR 207: Catching up with All-American Goalie Liam Entenmann

May 26, 2023 13:00 - 53 minutes - 36.9 MB

Podcast interview with Notre Dame goalie Liam Entenmann discussing topics like playing for team USA, team vs individual success, and mixing up your arc play. Support the show

LGR 206: Youth Goalie Sawyer Dillion on the Best Ways to Deal with Burnout

May 19, 2023 16:00 - 45 minutes - 31.2 MB

Podcast interview with California high school goalie Sawyer Dillion discussing topics like stepping to the ball, lacrosse in California, and the mental game. Support the show

LGR 205: Will Vitton on Finding What Works Best for You as a Goalie

May 10, 2023 01:00 - 1 hour - 42.4 MB

Podcast interview with Villanova goalie Will Vitton discussing topics like developing your own goalie style, his unique stance, and playing with “Big Eyes”. Support the show

LGR 204: Mackenzie Porter on Remembering to Live in the Moment and Have Fun

May 05, 2023 11:00 - 52 minutes - 36.4 MB

Podcast interview with Missouri Western State University women’s goalie Mackenzie Porter discussing topics like getting through a slump, being the only goalie on an NCAA team, and handling big game nerves. Support the show

LGR 203: SJU's Jorden Concordia on How to Blossom as a Leader

April 27, 2023 22:00 - 44 minutes - 30.4 MB

Podcast interview with St. Joe’s Hawks women’s goalie Jorden Concordia discussing topics like the mental game, why she transferred from Syracuse to St. Joe’s, and what her daily training regimen looks like as a D1 goalie. Support the show

LGR 202: Why You Should Consider a Wide-base Stance with Penn Goalie Emmet Carroll

April 18, 2023 19:00 - 58 minutes - 40.2 MB

Podcast interview with Penn goalie Emmet Carroll discussing topics like how to structure your goalie training, adjusting to the college game, and mental toughness lessons. We also breakdown some of his film from earlier this year. Support the show

LGR 201: From Top Recruit To Viral Freshman Sensation with Brian Ruppel

April 17, 2023 18:00 - 46 minutes - 31.9 MB

Podcast interview with Maryland goalie Brian Ruppel discussing topics like his viral triple save in OT vs Virginia, starting as a freshman, and tips for breaking out of a slump. Support the show

LGR 200: The Importance of Playing with Urgency with Luke Staudt

April 14, 2023 11:00 - 57 minutes - 39.6 MB

Podcast interview with Loyola Maryland goalie Luke Staudt discussing topics like the clearing game, his relationship with Coach Toomey, and the importance of the reset routine. Support the show

LGR 199: How to Handle Nerves in Big Game Situations with Shea Dolce

April 06, 2023 20:00 - 49 minutes - 33.9 MB

Podcast interview with Boston College freshman goalie Shea Dolce discussing topics like handling nerves during a big game, adjusting to the college game, drills to improve your clearing. Support the show

LGR 198: Mental Mantra’s to Help Yourself Stay Present with Molly Laliberty

March 24, 2023 13:00 - 54 minutes - 37.8 MB

Podcast interview with Northwestern goalie and former 2x DIII Goalie of the Year Molly Laliberty Podcast interview discussing topics like choosing the DIII route, how she ended up at Northwestern and advice for perfectionists. Support the show

LGR 197: Learning About Lacrosse in Uganda with Allan Amone

March 17, 2023 14:00 - 59 minutes - 41 MB

Podcast interview with team Uganda goalie Allan Amone discussing topics like how he learned the position and the state of lacrosse in Uganda.  Support the show

LGR 196: Understanding the Box Goalies with Steve Orleman

March 10, 2023 15:00 - 46 minutes - 31.7 MB

Podcast interview with NLL goalie with the New York Riptide, Steve Orleman discussing topics like the difference between field and box goalie, how to stop inside shots, and the mental game. Support the show

LGR 195: The Most Important Things to Consider During the Recruiting Process with 2025 Goalie Bailey Terry

March 01, 2023 23:00 - 48 minutes - 33.4 MB

Podcast interview with class of 2025 goalie Bailey Terry discussing topics like building relationships with new teammates, how to handle your nerves during a showcase game, and important things to consider during the recruiting process. Support the show

LGR 194 - Learning about JUCO Lacrosse with Cameron Cordova

February 24, 2023 14:00 - 55 minutes - 38.4 MB

Podcast interview with Onandaga CC Goalie Cameron Cordova discussing topics like developing leadership skills, why go the JUCO route and the importance taking care of your mental health. Support the show

LGR 193 - Overcoming Injuries to Thrive in the Cage with Paulina DiFatta

February 16, 2023 22:00 - 49 minutes - 34.2 MB

Podcast interview with Athletes Unlimited goalie and former All-American at Pitt Paulina DiFatta discussing topics like persisting through injuries, when is the right time to transfer and being a leader for your team. Support the show

LGR 192: Goalie Tips from Penn All-American goalie Patrick Burkinshaw

February 09, 2023 21:00 - 56 minutes - 38.7 MB

Interview with recent Penn grad and national champ while at Virginia Pat Burkinshaw Support the show

LGR 191: Bringing the positive vibes with Bella McCullough

February 03, 2023 01:00 - 1 hour - 41.3 MB

Podcast interview with team Mexico and Longwood University goalie Bella McCullough discussing topics like handling burnout, positive self-talk and lessons learned at the World Championships. Support the show

LGR 190: Important Lessons from the Women’s World Cup with Katie Greenwood

January 26, 2023 18:00 - 1 hour - 50.8 MB

Podcast interview with Team England goalie Katie Greenwood discussing topics like what kind of arc should you play, how to overcome the fear of the ball and advice for international goalies wanting to play college lacrosse. Support the show

LGR 189: Using Effort and Energy to Thrive in the Cage with Kaden Quirk

January 19, 2023 01:00 - 57 minutes - 39.4 MB

Podcast interview with St. John’s goalie, Kaden Quirk discussing topics like picking the right club lacrosse team, being a shorter goalie, and leadership lessons learned from his dad Sean Quirk. Support the show

LGR 188: Fixing Bad Habits with Goalie Coach Pat Wallace

January 12, 2023 20:00 - 59 minutes - 41.2 MB

Podcast interview with the founder of Goalie Gurus, Pat Wallace discussing topics like what makes a great goalie clinic and coaching a goalie through a slump. Support the show

LGR 187: Important Mental Lessons for Goalies with former Wagner netminder Matt Sefick

January 05, 2023 21:00 - 59 minutes - 40.8 MB

Podcast interview with former Wagner lacrosse goalie Matt Sefcik discussing topics like motivating your teammates and mindfulness techniques to stay focused in goal. Support the show

LGR 186: UNC Commit Luke Arrighi on Making an Impression in the Recruiting Process

December 28, 2022 12:00 - 53 minutes - 36.5 MB

Interview with North Carolina commit in the class of 2024, Luke Arrighi. Support the show

LGR 185: Colin Kirst’s advice for being more explosive in net

December 14, 2022 15:00 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

Interview with Cannons Lacrosse Club goalie and Rutgers Alumni, Colin Kirst. Support the show

LGR 184: Cal Goalie Riley Drullinger on handling the recruiting process

December 09, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 50.9 MB

Interview with Senior Cal women's starting goalie Riley Drullinger.  Support the show

LGR 184: Cal Goalie Riley Drullinger on handling the recruiting process

December 09, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 50.9 MB

Interview with Senior Cal women's starting goalie Riley Drullinger. 

LGR 183: High School Goalie Robert Cabauatan on Using Pressure to Fuel your play

December 01, 2022 23:00 - 40 minutes - 27.6 MB

Interview with Junior High School goalie at Clayton Valley Charter School, Robert Cabauatan. Support the show

LGR 182: Youth goalie Troy Conte on aspiring to play at the next level

November 23, 2022 22:00 - 32 minutes - 22.4 MB

Interview with youth goalie Troy Conte. Support the show

LGR 181: Zach Vigue on Taking Care of your Mental Health as a Goalie

November 16, 2022 16:00 - 50 minutes - 35.1 MB

Interview with Richmond Spiders starting goalie, Zach Vigue. Support the show

LGR 180: Skylar Wahlund on using Competence to Build your Confidence

November 10, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 47.8 MB

Interview with Ohio State Buckeyes starting goalie, Skylar Wahlund. Support the show

LGR 179: 6 Steps to Build Confidence In a Lacrosse Goalie

November 07, 2022 19:00 - 13 minutes - 9.42 MB

Coach Damon gives the lacrosse goalies 6 tips to build up confidence in a young goalie.  Support the show

LGR 178: D2 Belmont Abbey Goalie Thomas "Sully" Sullivan on Learning the Position from Scratch

November 03, 2022 13:00 - 1 hour - 41.4 MB

Podcast interview with D2 goalie Thomas "Sully" Sullivan Support the show

LGR 177: Denver goalie Emelia Bohi on Focusing on the Ball and Mental Health

October 31, 2022 19:00 - 55 minutes - 38.1 MB

Podcast interview with Denver Pioneer women's starting goalie Emelia Bohi Support the show

LGR 176: Goalie Coach Mac - aka Bryan McCarthy - On Playing with a Clear Mind

October 20, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 43.1 MB

Interview with Goalie Coach in the Southern California Area, Bryan McCarthy AKA Coach Mac. Support the show

LGR 175: Montreat College Goalie Coach and Alumni Blake Lattimore

October 11, 2022 16:00 - 58 minutes - 40.5 MB

Interview with Blake Lattimore of Montreat College. Support the show

LGR 174: Legendary Lacrosse Coach Bill Tierney Talks Goalies

October 05, 2022 21:00 - 1 hour - 52.2 MB

Interview with Hall of Fame coach at Denver Bill Tierney. Support the show

LGR 173: National Director of Crease Coach Tyler Schweickert

September 29, 2022 00:00 - 55 minutes - 38.1 MB

Interview with National Director of Crease Coach and former Concordia University Irvine goalie, Tyler Schweickert. Support the show