This was shared with Mark Weissend and I thought I would post here if anyone is interested. I know it is a little last minute but sounds like a great idea to get the sticks warmed up for winter!!
My name is Chris Yates and I am with Manheim Township Girls Lacrosse. We are hosting a free clinic with Juniata College Head Coach, Naomi Radio. It will take place on Saturday October 14th at Weaver Rd fields here in Manheim Township. They are located at 2883 Weaver Rd Lancaster Pa 17601. Appropriate equipment is required (stick, goggles, mouthgaurd, etc). Cleats are recommended but not necessary as the fields are all turf.
The clinic will be a two part clinic:
The first part will be from 2-3pm and will be for goalies only. This will focus more on good habits and technique and not so much on shot stopping. The shot stopping will come with good habits and skills as they develop as players. The goalie part will be open for all ages from 3rd through High School.
The second part will be from 3-4:30pm. This will be for field players. We will focus on all phases of the game. Offense, defense, stick skills, etc. The field player part will be for 3rd through 8th/9th grade (current freshman wanting to play for their high school in the spring).
In each segment we will break the girls up by age/skill level so they get more individualized training and get the most out of the experience. After the goalie part is over any goalie who wishes to stay is welcome. They will get a ton of time in the net while we do the field position clinic. We need a challenge for the field players and they may have a chance to get more tips as the drills are ran. The second part isn’t necessarily for goalie focus but they will get a lot of practice.
This is an amazing opportunity. For anyone who knows Coach Radio she has a decorated career as a player and a very successful career as a coach. Her bio is listed below.
Please send this out to your clubs asap so they can plan accordingly. We will not have an official registration but we ask that you get us a rough count so we can plan for the amount of help we will need on the day of the event. If you have any questions or want to discuss anything please email me at this address or call or text me at (717)945-4049.
We hope you are able to attend and bring your players. In the off season, keeping a stick in the girls hands is very beneficial for their development. We find that doing clinics like these for our players, we as coaches get an opportunity to learn as well. The drills and coaching techniques the guest coaches use become very useful during our individualized team practices.
Thank you for your time,
MT Girls Lax
A little bit about Coach Radio:
She is a graduate of Division I Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., Radio graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Arts in Teaching from MSMU. Radio was a two-time Academic All-America First Team selection in lacrosse from 2004-05. She was selected as the NEC Student-Athlete of the Year in 2004, was a three-time member of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll, and was a two-time NEC women’s lacrosse scholar-athlete.
In her Mountaineer playing career as a goalkeeper, Radio was named All-Northeast Conference (NEC) three times, including being named to the First Team twice and earning Player of the Year honors in 2004. She finished her career as the all-time leader in saves at The Mount, totaling 770 from 2002-05, a mark which ranks 22nd in Division I history.
Radio is also The Mount’s career leader in minutes (4,342:50) and wins (41) while leading the NEC in saves percentage three consecutive years from 2003-05. In addition to being named All-NEC First Team and NEC Player of the Year in 2004, she led the conference in goals against average and saves percentage and totaled a school-record 225 saves. A starter in 74 of the 75 games she played in at Mount St. Mary’s, Radio currently holds four of the top-six records for saves in a single-season. She was inducted into the Mount Saint Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame in January 2016.
Coach Radio comes to College Hill from State College Area High School where she was the assistant girl’s lacrosse coach. She was also the Head Girl’s Lacrosse coach at Chambersburg Senior High School. She previously was an assistant coach at Division II Shippensburg and now the head coach at Juniata College for the past three seasons.