Goalie Academy

GOALIE SPECIFIC TRAINING– 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. In 2019 the Academy established working relationships with Sean Nolan, the Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Goalkeeper Director. Sean was involved with the Academy’s clinics that year.

    • 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 1 hour- up to 2-3 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.
      • Very favorable coach/goalie ratio.
      • Clinics are mostly held on weekends. Contact us for specific info.
  • Co-Founder: Tim Kates
    Tim Kates
    • Currently holds the varsity head coach and goalies coach positions at Menlo-Atherton High School.
    • 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.