Their goal is to stop yours

Dec. 01, 2013, 12 a.m. (ET)
Goalies are bold and fearless creatures.  With suits of armor, they hurl their entire beings into midair to break records, earn shutouts and keep a promise to their fellow field players that no amount of energy was spared while defending that cage. Their goal is to simply stop yours.

At the 2013 National Field Hockey Festival, presented by CranBarry, Women’s U.S. National Team athlete Alesha Widdall gave pointers to more than 60 lucky goalkeepers on how to elevate their game.  These OBO and CranBarry sponsored sessions gave a unique opportunity for goalies around the nation to slip into the mindset and kickers of a national team star.

Here are a few pictures from the goalkeeping clinic.