The Goalie Evolution Academy, founded by Trevor Tierney and Ryan LaPlante is dedicated to the athletic and personal development of the next generation of field lacrosse goalies. The goal of the GEA is to make the goalie position as simple as possible. The ten-week GEA curriculum for ages 10-18 will train the foundation and core principles that each goalie will be able to rely on every time they step on the field. At each session, we will focus on form, technique, reaction speed, mental approach to the position, athleticism, and lacrosse IQ. A mastery of these skills in goal will provide goalies the opportunity to be successful and, most important of all, consistent in goal. Our goal as a coaching staff is to provide goalies with the skillset to be one of the top goalies in the country at their age group.


The current Winter Goalie Evolution Academy programs are sold out. The next Goalie Evolution Academy Youth & HS programs will be held in the Fall of 2023, and then a Youth & HS program will be held in the Winter of 2023-24.  There will not be any Goalie Evolution Academy sessions held in the Spring or Summer of 2023. For more information, hit the button below!

Co-Founder & Director Ryan LaPlante

Ryan LaPlante, a Fort Collins native, grew up playing Colorado lacrosse. He met his mentor Trevor Tierney at just 13 years old, & these two goalies and friends started working together. Ryan ended up committing to the University of Denver after having a prolific HS career, and he then grew into one of the finest college goalies in the nation at the DI level. He played all four years at DU, was the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014, and led the University of Denver to win the 2015 National Championship. Ryan has taken what he learned from Trevor and shaped it into his own style and built upon it to pass down to future generations of goalies.

Co-Founder Trevor Tierney

Trevor Tierney is the only goalie in the history of the game to have won an NCAA Championship (with Princeton University in 1998 and 2001), a MLL Championship (with Baltimore Bayhawks in 2005), and a FIL World Championship (with Team USA in 2002). Trevor won the NCAA DI Outstanding Goalie of The Year as he led the nation in save percentage and goals against. He also served as an assistant coach at the University of Denver for the past six years where he coached the goalies and helped guide the team to their first ever National Championship.


In this series of instructional videos, Trevor Tierney and Ryan LaPlante help simplify the lacrosse goaltending position for players and coaches. In just the past few years, several goalies who have attended the GEA in person have gone on to play college lacrosse at the DI, DII, DIII, and MCLA levels.