What are people saying?
"We have always struggled with developing the goalies in our program, because it is such a specialized skill. A couple of seasons ago, we started bringing Coach Saffoori in to work with our goalies both in season and at our out of season clinics. It has made a world of difference to our program to have someone with her skills and understanding of what it takes to develop youth goalies. Coach Saffoori was able to improve all our goalies across the spectrum from brand new K2 goalies all the way up to seasoned 7/8 grade goalies who were playing on competitive travel teams. Her ability to tailor the level of instruction to focus on what each individual goalie needs to get better has been outstanding. As a youth commissioner, I feel my most important job is ensuring that I put the right coaches in front of our players. Coach Saffoori is not only an amazing coach, but also a great role model for my players."
“Emileigh Goodloe (’23) has had the pleasure of working with Coach Lauren of Lady Lax Goalies for the past several years as part of the Virginia Metro Club and also through individual training. Lauren is an outstanding coach who doesn’t just focus on the fundamentals, but seeks to identify what inspires passion in each individual she coaches. The training she provides is individualized and designed to focus on capitalizing on an athlete’s strengths while pushing her to be self-motivated to improve areas for growth. Emileigh has had the opportunity to collaborate with Lauren to support goalie clinics for younger goalies. Lauren is committed to giving back to the community and growing a love for the sport in all the athletes she coaches. I highly recommend Lady Lax Goalies.”
“I coached with Lauren for two years and I could not possibly think of a better, not only coach, but person. Her passion for the sport of lacrosse as well as the well-being of the girls she coaches is unparalleled. As soon as you meet Lauren and get her talking about lacrosse you know this is what she is meant for. She knows the importance of developing fundamentals, and is one of a kind at coming up with creative, fun drills to get them across to the girls. If my daughter decided she wanted to be a goalie, the only coach I would consider would be Lauren.”
“Lauren is one of the most talented goalie coaches I have ever had the opportunity to work with. I have been a goalie coach for several years myself and Lauren not only has the technical knowledge but will also support players mentally and emotionally. Most people on the outside of our crazy position don’t know how important a holistic approach to coaching goalies is, but Lauren has it down!”
“Coach Lauren Saffoori has been the best goalie coach I have ever had the pleasure of being coached by. She has helped me develop my core skills, speed, clearing, reaction time, positioning, and composure in the cage. My communication skills have seen an exponential evolution over the years because of Coach Lauren. She has also taught me how important goalie presence is on the field and how to be a leader. Another key skill that Coach Lauren encourages is not only to deal with shots taken physically but also mentally. The most important part of goalie training and being a goalie is the mental aspect, and Coach Lauren supports that 100% and the wellness of all goalies in and out of the cage. Coach Lauren has inspired me and supported my own goalie career and coaching career. Her own experience as a competitive college lacrosse player and coach have helped me exponentially. Along with raising my lacrosse awareness and goalie instincts, Coach Lauren has been a very strong influence on my goalie career as a whole. To this day she remains a helpful critic to my skills, a kind coach, and a close friend.”
“My experience with Lady Lax Goalies was PHENOMENAL. The work and drills I was given was custom to me and they really helped me improve my game. You can really tell that there was a lot of time and effort put into it. I would definitely recommend this program to any goalies I know.”