Advanced Lacrosse USA coaches are experts at teaching the most innovative goalie techniques.
Areas: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic & Union Counties
Coach Tom Prior has over 25 years experience coaching at every level. From coaching NCAA Division 1 at Manhattan College to High School State Championship teams and Youth Lacrosse. Coach Prior has produced over 250 Division 1 goalies.
Some reputable programs to mention: Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame, Duke, and Princeton
Coach Prior's keys to success is his ability to constantly evolve during his 25 year teaching and coaching career. He's an expert at teaching the most innovative goalie techniques.
Coach Prior says "Becoming a great goalie doesn't happen overnight. The boys must be aggressive and get constant reps. I will teach them how to anticipate the shot, how to clear the ball, and how to "Bait Up" the offense to shoot where we want them to shoot for a high save percentage."
Coach Crotty is an NCAA level coach. He is currently an assistant coach at Montclair State University. Prior to that he served as an assistant coach at Wagner College.
Coach Crotty played at Stevens Institute of Technology where he was a 3x All-American, an Academic All-American 2020, MAC-Freedom Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 and 3x All-Conference in both the Empire-8 and the MAC-Freedom. He was a captain for the Ducks for 3 seasons and led in caused turnovers for 3 seasons and ground balls for 2, tallying a career total of 203 ground balls and 107 caused turnovers.
Coach Crotty brings 8 years of coaching experience from the Division 1 level all the way down to the youth level and 18+ years of playing experience. He has a passion for the sport and loves helping players grow not just on the field, but as people too.
Coach Crotty’s empathizes 3 pilars when teaching the game: Footwork, communication, and IQ.
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