C A G E C A P
G O A L K E E P E R STM
“Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.”
– Jacques Plante
WHAT WE DO
Cage Cap's area of instruction is singular: the development and training of the water polo goalkeeper.
We train goalkeepers to have the confidence, creativity and fundamental skills necessary to make a game-winning save.
But, we place equal emphasis on cultivating a goalkeeper’s toughness, grit and character for when she or he misses that save.
Simply stated, we strive to establish a strong body, strong mind and strong voice for each of our goalkeepers.
WHO WE ARE
Cage Cap's director is Tommy Rea (pronounced "Ray").
Rea is a 1998 graduate of Boston College where he played NCAA Division I water polo. He was the Eagles’ starting goalkeeper all four years of his collegiate career.
In addition to being elected co-captain his junior and senior years, Rea was named rookie of the year (1995); most valuable player (1996); defensive player of the year (1996); outstanding team leader (1997); and outstanding senior (1998). He is the Boston College single-season Division I record holder for quarters played in goal; total saves; and one-on-one saves.
Rea was also recognized as an Academic All-American and served two years as assistant coach to the Boston College women’s club water polo team.
Prior to college, Rea attended Saint Louis University High School and was a member of the Daisy water polo club. He was a two-time member of the United States Water Polo Olympic Development Midwest Zone Team; an all-district first team goalkeeper for both deep and shallow goals; and goalkeeper on two Missouri high school championship teams.
Rea works with goalkeepers at any and all levels.
WHAT WE EMPHASIZE
SHOTS FROM WITHIN
2-METER DEFENSIVE POSITIONING
PASSING AND COUNTER ATTACK PASSING
PASSING AND COUNTERATTACK
6-ON-5 DEFENSIVE POSITIONING
WHERE WE ARE
Cage Cap trains wherever goalkeepers are -- individually or within the team setting.
Cage Cap tailors its approach to your specific needs whether it be a single session, a series of sessions in-season or off-season, a multi-day camp or as a member of your staff.
New Dimensions Soccer Club Sunday Night Soccer Program (newdimensionssoccer.org)
September 2019 - April 2020
Jungle Cat Water Polo Club Winter Season (@jcatpolo)
November 2019 - February 2020
5 Meter Water Polo Camp with Genai Kerr (@5meterwaterpolo)
Saint Louis, Missouri
February 1-2, 2020
Saint Louis University High School Water Polo (@sluhwp)
February - May 2020