Goalie Academy

Next Clinics: Nov 26, Dec 9 & 16– contact us for info 

GOALIE SPECIFIC TRAINING in THE BAY AREA– Tim Kates and Eldad Hazor, Cal Alumni, teamed up again 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.

    • 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
    • Academy Director: Joe Welsh
Joe Welsh
  • Currently serves as the Athletic Director, goalies coach and varsity Head Coach at Pidmont High School
  • 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
  • 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 3 goalies per cage (grouped by age/ability)
    • Guest appearances by current/former top collegiate goalies
    • Very favorable coach/goalie ratio
    • Clinics are mostly held on weekends. Contact us for specific info