LXTC GoaliE EvolutioN AcademY
Directed and coached by Trevor Tierney and Ryan LaPlante
The challenges facing lacrosse goalies today are immense. The position is one of the hardest to play in all of sports, yet there are very few coaches out there who know how to train goalies in an effective manner. Also, a lot of the traditional teachings for goalies that most coaches use are outdated and ill-conceived for today's game.
In response to these problems, LXTC has decided to create the Goalie Evolution Academy directed by Trevor Tierney and Ryan LaPlante. This academy is a ten-week, high-end and advanced clinic for goaltenders from 10-18 years old. The size of the clinic will be limited to 20 spaces so that each goalie gets plenty individualized attention throughout the ten week program. Personalized evaluations will be given to each goalie as well at the end of the program.
Trevor Tierney is the only goalie in the history of the game to have won an NCAA Championship (with Princeton University in 1998 and 2001), a MLL Championship (with Baltimore Bayhawks in 2005), and a FIL World Championship (with Team USA in 2002). Trevor won the NCAA DI Outstanding Goalie of The Year as he led the nation in save percentage and goals against. He grew up learning how to play goalie from his father, Coach Bill Tierney, and all of the great goalies of that time including Larry Quinn, Quint Kessenich, Scott Baciagalupo, Bill Daye, and Sal Locasio. From that background, he created a curriculum entitled the, "Evolution In Goaltending" to help younger goalies that is available to watch for free on YouTube. Trevor also served as an assistant coach at the University of Denver for the past six years where he coached the goalies and helped guide the team to their first ever National Championship.
One of Trevor's greatest protegés, Ryan LaPlante, grew up playing lacrosse in Colorado. These two goalies and friends started working together when Ryan was only 13 years old. Ryan grew into one of the finest college goalies in the nation at the DI level, and led the University of Denver to win the 2015 National Championship. Ryan has taken what he learned from Trevor and shaped it into his own style and built upon it to pass down to future generations of goalies.
Both Trevor and Ryan are excited to start their first full-time goalie academy together and they hope to make it a continuous year-round opportunity for Colorado lacrosse goalies to grow and develop from. Both Trevor and Ryan get requests all the time to do individual lessons, but unfortunately due to busy lifestyles, those are an impossibility, which is why they are bringing this opportunity to goalies and their families.