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mikehmlax6
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ET2 Goalie Camp

Postby mikehmlax6 Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:17 pm

Firstly, I would like to introduce myself; my name is Michael Connor I play at Wingate University in North Carolina in the NCAA Division 2. I am originally from Manchester and played lacrosse at Heaton Mersey whilst I was growing up and then moved on to Timpereley to play for the 1st team. I was fortunate to have the chance to play for the England u19s team in 2012. I have a lot of experience with working with goalies and coached the English Knights goalies for the past 3 years and have loved working with them and would now like to extend that to a broader range of goalies.
I want to take this opportunity to run a camp for goalies of all ages and all abilities. The camp will run on Sunday 27th July 12-3pm at Wilmslow. I was never able to have a huge amount of coaching as a goalie growing up in English lacrosse due to the lack of resources and ground availability. I want to give back what English lacrosse gave me and help aspiring goalies to excel to their full potential and hopefully follow me across the pond and play at college in the States.

The idea is to run a camp, which will be extremely helpful in helping goalies with everything from their physical aspect to the mental aspect of the game. I want to run a camp, which is both interesting but also fun. The camp, which unlike camps in the US will be, free and be based on donation only. The camp was set up in the name of Eddie Thornber who was an extremely talented goalie who unfortunately lost his life and the idea is to create something that will benefit any goalie that wants to better themselves.

With the help of each child who attends, I hope to turn it into a yearly event, which can progress into a hugely successful camp. Through the help of yourself this could become something which can be extremely beneficial to the growth of lacrosse and the level of abilities of children lacrosse players in the UK.

I have a mindset of where I want to go with the camp and what it can provide for each child. There will be competitions, raffles and games to make it into a fun day for everyone. The camp will be ran by Scott Weddell and myself and will be assisted by many coaches both as shooters and goalies. There will opportunities to speak to coaches about any questions about lacrosse whether it be a personal question or something to help improve, all our coaches are there to help.

I would love to see many more English lacrosse players progress over to the United States to get both an education and play lacrosse. It would be great to see you at the camp, and please fill out a registration form and come down to Wilmslow on July 27th.

Sincerley,
Mike Connor
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darkavenger
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Re: ET2 Goalie Camp

Postby darkavenger Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:20 pm

Hi Mike

Firstly i think it's great that you are doing something like this for lacrosse goalies. Obviously this is primarily aimed at juniors. Would you however be open to someone a bit older coming along. I am 23 and having been playing lacrosse for 5 years now, 2 as a defender and 3 as a goalie. I have not had much formal training and this session that you are doing sounds ideal to pick up some technical tips and solid advice.

Ben
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Re: ET2 Goalie Camp

Postby david10 Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:36 am

The idea is to run a camp, which will be extremely helpful in helping goalies with everything from their physical aspect to the mental aspect of the game. I want to run a camp, which is both interesting but also fun. The camp, which unlike camps in the US will be, free and be based on donation only. The camp was set up in the name of Eddie Thornber who was an extremely talented goalie who unfortunately lost his life and the idea is to create something that will benefit any goalie that wants to better themselves.
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Stu76
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Re: ET2 Goalie Camp

Postby Stu76 Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:08 am

Mike,

Hats of to you, good work!
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Bravo1
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Re: ET2 Goalie Camp

Postby Bravo1 Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:16 am

This is a great idea for a camp, keep me in the loop.
Out of interest, how do you guys transport your kit to and from matches? I've just got a bag from Ergobag and its certainly better than the old Donnay number I've been using for years! Ha
This is where i got it if anyone needs a new bag.
http://www.ergobag.com/
sanpiseth40
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Re: ET2 Goalie Camp

Postby sanpiseth40 Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:45 am

Calling all junior goalies....... Learn from the best goalies in the UK at the ET2 Lacrosse Camp Call Mike Connor to book your place now on 07590 055981.
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