Not only an incredible source of knowledge for the position, but has true passion for making goalies better. He sacrifices his time to make sure each goalie has a personalized session, whether it be over the phone, through messages or in person. He has made me look at my position in a new light and pushes me, as well as everyone who he works with, to succeed inside and outside the crease, mentally and psychically and make the position their own. Rom is someone who I credit part of my success and my progress of overcoming the mental game to as well as constantly inspiring me to do the same for other goalies in the future. ~ Shannon N.
Rom knows everything, if he doesn't he works diligently to find the answer. He creates a safe place to ask questions and make mistakes. I am always learning something new. Rom wants to know who you are because he knows that being a goalie is more than skill or ability, it is a mental game too. He pushes me to grow in my skills but reminds me constantly it is no good if my head and heart is not in it. He introduces new drills to work on eye-hand coordination, footwork, and stick work. I have seen myself grow in my goaltending because of the drills he implements in our sessions. I went from no discipline to a disciplined goalie, who is confident to come out of the crease and try new things because of the drills we do. Rom has changed the way I see goaltending and the game entirely. ~ Alex Y.
Rom is an amazing coach and works well with every goalie that he comes into contact with. He's really personable and truly cares about each and every one of us that he works with. He makes every practice and session fun and worth it. It's like we aren't even actually practicing, it's all fun and you don't even realize that your improving your skills. Rom takes the time to get to know you and will make sure all of us goalies that he works with get a long with each other. It's exactly like a second family, we even go out and do things with each other outside of lacrosse. There isn't and never will be a bad thing to say about Rom or the way that he coaches his goalies. I absolutely love it and have never learned more. ~ Makayla H.
Love working with Rom, he knows a lot about the game. He is passionate and willing to learn more techniques. He is always studying other goalie, teams, and coaches to learn more. He has helped the goalies a lot at Davenport. He is always willing to come early in the morning or late at night just for us. He truly cares about all his goalies. ~ Sam S.
5/5 Stars ~ Lily R.
Rom is extremely knowledgeable and works well with parents and goalies. He works on the physical fundamentals, but also the mental techniques needed to be successful. He is also a great role model and truly wants to help goalies be the best they can be! He is "all in". ~ Laura H.
My daughter became a goalie when filling in for an injured player two years ago. Thanks to Rom Elwell's support and guidance, she developed skills and confidence as a goalie and eventually decided to give up a field position to focus on goaltending. Coach Rom even helped her come back from a concussion as a stronger player, helping her gain confidence and overcome her fears. Rom's approach is on the player first, goaltending second, helping players develop the mental readiness for the most demanding job on the field. My daughter wouldn't be the player she is today without his guidance and support. ~ Beth D.
I can't say enough good things about Rom and all he does for his goalies. My 5th grader is out there having fun and growing as a goalie and not even realizing she is learning. Just loving the time spent with Rom. My 10th grader has gained confidence. He does amazing with all his goalies and their different learning styles. I would never send my girls anywhere else! ~ Danielle H.
Rom, you do a fantastic job with goalies. Especially my daughter. You coached her to two National Championships. Her stats hold up against just about anyone in her division. You speak the language of the athlete you are training. That alone is what brings great coaches to exceptional coaches. Well Done! Now keep helping my daughter be even better! ~ Scott Y.
Rom, you sparked something in my daughter. She's practicing like a champ, using all the tools you gave her on Sunday. We are juggling, practicing clearing accurately, and just ended the night with 20 saved bounce shots (as good as I can shoot ) 100% grateful that you lit a fire in this kid. THANK YOU! ~ Heidi C.
WWLC has been very fortunate to have guest goalie coach, Rom Elwell, help our players. He now has a goalie training company. For top notch training that focuses on the whole athlete, body, mind & soul! ~ Beth D.