NEW YORK / NJ/ PA — Goal Guardian National LLC is proud to announce their inaugural event, the Guardian National Championship is taking place on July 23 – 24, 2014 at Spooky Nook Sports Center in Manheim, PA. The Guardian National Championship is the first ever “championship style” goalie combine ever offered. The best of the best, both domestically and internationally, have been invited to compete against each other for the chance to be crowned the Guardian of their age group.
The Championship Competition is based on a patented “Guardian Method” points competition, which is unlike any other Showcase event. With over 100 total Goalies participating, and 50+ College Coaches, this Showcase is the largest ever offered in the United States at the largest Indoor Sports Complex in the U.S. using the highest level of technology available in amateur sports.
The Selection Board for this prestigious event is World Class, where every member has coaching and playing experience at the Professional or International level.
The GGN Selection Board members include:
1. Feffie Barnhill – US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Current FIL Vice President, Asst. Coach Team USA ’89
2. Geoff Berlin – US Lacrosse Man of the Year in 1999, Hopkins ALL TIME team, National Champion ’68
3. Larry Fila – 94-95 Baltimore Thunder, 2013, Director of Operations, Baltimore Bombers
4. Hunter Francis -Dir. of Operations, Baltimore Bayhawks 01-06, Owner/GM, Baltimore Bombers 2013
5. Ted Glynn – Dir of Operations / GM Hershey Haymakers 2011, GM /Owner Reading Rockets 2012
6. Tim Hastings- HS All American, Towson State Univ. All American, Washington Wave, MILL
7. Frank Meschner – Player – 1980 Team USA Indoor, 2007 Asst. Coach – Team USA Indoor
8. Sean Murphy – Player – Team Ireland Outdoor and Indoor, Asst. Coach – ’12-’13 Kentucky Stickhorses
9. Marty O’Neill – Player – MILL Boston Blazers, NLL- Buffalo Bandits, GM – Philadelphia Wings / Minnesota Swarm
10. Jon Weston – aka “Goalie Man”, author “Lacrosse Goaltending for Coaches” & “Lacrosse Goaltending II”
Because of the invitational nature of the event, there cannot be any current NCAA coaches who hold positions on this board due to NCAA regulations.
Goaltenders are not just another position on the field. Their skills and responsibilities are, in fact, a specialization. Their education and evaluation should be comprehensive and done by experts in the field. That is the goal of this combine.
For additional information visit us at: www.goalguardiannational.com
Spooky Nook Sports Center
2913 Spooky Nook Road
Manheim, PA 17545
Dates/ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Times: Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.