We like to bring you nothing but the best and today is no exception. Drew Adams is the starting goalie for the Long Island Lizards. He is a two time MLL Goalie of the Year in 2011 and 2012. He was also named to Lacrosse.com All-MLL Team.
Drew is a tough and composed player between the pipes who hates loosing. In our interview he shares his favorite drill. Check it out!
Andrew: What does your pre-game warm up look like?
Drew: I try to keep my pregame warm-up similar to what I do in practice. This way nothing is different on game day. Basically 10 shots at each spot, then a mix of full speed everywhere. I don’t like to overdo it in warm-up, just do enough to get my feet and hands moving, and get a good sight on the ball.
Andrew: How do you overcome a low point during a game, like giving up a few goals in a row?
Drew: I stay positive and look for the next opportunity to make a save. There is no use is dwelling on goals given up.
Andrew: How is being a MLL goalie different from college?
Drew: The speed of the game is much different. With a 60 second shot clock things happen quickly, and you need to be on your toes all the time.
Andrew: What is your favorite goalie drill?
Drew: There is a drill I do when I lay on my stomach inside the crease facing the cage with no stick. I have a coach 5 yards from the cage with 5 balls or so. When they say up, I get to my feet as quickly as possible, and while doing so, the ball is on the way towards me. It requires a quick reaction to make the save. After that you get right back down and do it again. It’s a good combination of agility and conditioning.
Here are some more tips from Drew as part of Maverik University:
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