We are excited to once again be offering a series of clinics in 2023, which will mark our 29th consecutive year of providing these training opportunities.
“I’m proud of the reputation we’ve earned for developing quality, fundamentally-sound goaltenders,” said director Steve Carroll. “Goalies who train with us improve individual skills, confidence and take their game to new levels in a safe, challenging, and upbeat learning environment.”
The CGS staff teaches goalies what it takes to be successful. They share their wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the position with the participants.
“Our coaches do an excellent job of explaining, demonstrating, and reinforcing the essential techniques used in today’s game,” Carroll said.
Goalie parents realize that training at CGS can make a significant impact on the development of their kids.
“Every year, ever since he was eight, he seems to get so excited about being at CGS, you just can’t get enough of that as a parent,” said Shelley Peterson, Becker, Minn. “The positive environment and it’s just a lot of fun for him. We’ll be back, you’ll see us for a while.”
Shane Hudella, Hastings, Minn., said “I think the biggest thing is the coaching staff here makes it fun. Each year we try to get the boys to one of the camps and it’s been pivotal in getting them ready for the fall or a little tune-up going into the playoffs and other parts of the year. We can definitely tell the difference when they come to the Carroll Goalie School.”
Nikki Woodard, LaCrescent, Minn., said “This is our second year in a row coming to CGS and each year I walk out more happy. We go to a couple camps a year and CGS is by far my daughter’s favorite to go to.”
Tina DeLeeuw, Cambridge-Isanti, Minn., said “My son had a blast and touched up on all of his techniques and the coaches really helped him fix the little things he needed to fix before tryouts. I like how you go around and work with each kid individually and in small groups as well and you teach at every station it’s not just shots taking on him, it’s a lot of teaching as well.”
2022 CGS Highlights
- Eleven clinics – evening and weekends in June, July, August and September
- Six Minnesota ice arenas – Blaine (Super Rink), Eagan (Civic Arena), Edina, (Braemar Arena), Richfield, (Richfield Arena) St. Michael-Albertville (STMA Arena) St. Paul (TRIA Rink, practice home of Minnesota Wild)
- One Iowa ice arena – West Des Moines (RecPlex)
- Four programs – Intermediate Skills, Advanced Skills, Tryout Tune-up, Intro to Goaltending
- Complimentary Carroll Goalie School jersey
- For boys and girls, ages 6-14