Trevor Tierney (Princeton University '01) and Ryan LaPlante (University of Denver '15) created the Goalie Evolution Academy in 2015 for the athletic and personal development of the next generation of field lacrosse goalies. The goal of the GEA is to make the goalie position as simple as possible. The eight-week GEA curriculum will train the foundation and core principles that each goalie will be able to rely on every time they step on the field. At each session, we will focus on form, technique, reaction speed, mental approach to the position, athleticism, and lacrosse IQ. A mastery of these skills in goal will provide goalies the opportunity to be successful and, most important of all, consistent in net.
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), an MLL Championship (with Baltimore Bayhawks in 2005), and a ILF 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 average. He grew up learning how to play goalie from his father, Coach Bill Tierney, and all of the greatest goalies of that time including Larry Quinn, Quint Kessenich, Scott Bacigalupo, Bill Daye, and Sal Locascio. 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 six years, where he coached the goalies and helped guide the team to their first-ever National Championship.
GEA Interest List
The Goalie Evolution Academy is currently evolving, as we are now developing our next round of programs for 2024.
We have concluded our 2023 programming at this time, with sold out clinics in November and December at DU.
Boys and girls goalies in graduation years 2024-2031 are eligible to participate in Goalie Evolution Academy programs.
Click on "Register" below to add players in those grad years to our interest list.
Once we have finalized program details, we will email everyone on the interest list- you do not need to contact us.
Please note that demand for GEA placement is incredibly strong- we recommend registering immediately if you are offered a position in one of our Goalie Evolution Academy clinics.