Goalie Academy

NEXT CLINICS: May 12 & 19– contact us for info 

SUMMER CAMP: Concentrated Goalie Training:  6/11 – JO’s. REGISTRATION is OPEN

GOALIE SPECIFIC TRAINING in THE BAY AREA– Eldad Hazor and Tim Kates, Cal Alumni, co-founded the Goalie Academy in 2016 to work exclusively with goalies on teaching and fine tuning all aspects of the goalie position – fundamentals, technique, game situations, conditioning, mental/physical preparation, post game review and having the right perspective.

    • Additional Details
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      • Open to 10–18 year old goalies (female and male) – USA Water Polo registration required – all club affiliations are welcome
      • Location(s) – Acalanes Union High School District Pools
      • Each clinic lasts for 2 hours – up to 2 goalies per cage (grouped by age/ability)
      • Top field players are used as shooters when needed to challenge experienced goalies and assist less experienced goalies
      • Guest appearances by current/former top collegiate goalies and current collegiate coaches
      • Seasoned coaching staff providing detailed feedback in every clinic- very favorable coach/goalie ratio
      • Clinics are mostly held on weekends. Contact us for specific info
  • Academy Director: Joe Welsh
Joe Welsh
  • Currently serves as the goalies coach and varsity Head Coach at Pidmont High School and as a goalies coach for the USA Water Polo Olympic Developmnet Program (ODP)
  • All-American Goalie at UC San Diego…Starting Goalie for four years (1995-1998)…Coached by 3x Olympic Goalie and 2x Silver Medalist the Legend Craig Wilson…Two third place finishes at the NCAA Water Polo Championships
  • All American Goalie at Menlo High School in Atherton
  • Junior Olympic All-American Goalie at Stanford Water Polo Club
  • Co-Founder: Tim Kates
    Tim Kates
    • Served as the goalies coach and varsity assistant coach at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View for over 10 years
    • Over 10 years of coaching experience at Stanford Water Polo Club, coached all levels and ages of goalies
    • Helped coach many well known goalie specific clinics in the Palo Alto area
    • With The Olympic Club: starting goalie on numerous masters teams which won Open Nationals, named the Tournament MVP in 2004
    • At Cal: starting goalie as a Junior and Senior, played in 18 matches as a Freshman, including eight saves in the Bears’ MPSF Tournament semifinal upset of No. 1 ranked UC Irvine