Register now for 2024 CGS clinics →

Registration is now open for our 2024 clinics. We’re hosting 11 clinics in Minnesota and Iowa on select weekends during June-September. You are encouraged to register early for best selection. “I’m proud of the reputation we’ve earned for developing quality, fundamentally-sound goaltenders,” said director Steve Carroll, a two-time NCAA National Champion and Hall of Fame […]

Coaches need to pay attention to their goalies →

Another winter hockey season is well underway. It’s also the time of the year when people are realizing what the coaches are or are not doing to improve the skill development of the goalies on their team. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, nothing is being done during scheduled practice times. Some coaches believe that […]

Tryouts begin soon; Is your goalie ready? →

It’s our 29th season of providing goalie development excellence With tryouts for right around the corner, the Carroll Goalie School is here to help your goalie get ready. Since 1995, we have been teaching boys and girls how to build their individual skills and boost their confidence in a safe, challenging and upbeat learning environment. […]

Goalie Coach Steve Carroll, Gusties win 2023 NCAA Division III National Championship →

CGS director Steve Carroll is also the goalie coach for the Gustavus Adolphus College Women’s Hockey Team. The Gusties captured the program’s first NCAA Division III National Championship in March with a triple overtime 2-1 thriller over Amherst College. It was the longest championship game in NCAA Division III history. Gustavus goalie Katie McCoy was […]

Goalies should not be shutout from coaching →

Just because a kid signs up to play goalie doesn’t mean they should be shutout from coaching. I recently wrote an article about coaching today’s goalies. It’s designed to help youth hockey coaches understand how to help the kids who play, I think, the most important position on a team. Too often though, coaches forget […]

CGS co-sponsors Shutout Wall in Let’s Play Hockey →

We are co-sponsoring the Shutout Wall again along with our partners from Brian’s Custom Sports. The popular Shutout Wall appears online and in Let’s Play Hockey newspaper. Each year, hundreds of goalies are listed on the Wall after earning a shutout. Know a youth hockey goalie who earned a shutout? Email the following information to […]

Steve Carroll recognized by Minnesota Hockey for work with goalies →

NOTE: Steve Carroll received the 2020 Ted Brill Award from Minnesota Hockey for his years of work developing goalies through various programs. Since the 2020 banquet was cancelled because of COVID, Steve was honored at the 2021 MN Hockey Awards banquet and presented with his award. Here is the news release from Minnesota Hockey: Steve […]

CGS to host clinics in Des Moines, Iowa →

We will be the first goalie school at the sparkling new MidAmercan Energy Company RecPlex in Des Moines, Iowa, when it opens this spring. “We’re are thrilled to be invited to bring our popular training programs to this unbelievable, state-of-the-art facility,” said director Steve Carroll, who is in his 27th year of offering weekend skill […]

Wild hockey team celebrates 20th season →

Note: Coach Steve Carroll was the editor of Let’s Play Hockey newspaper when the Minnesota Wild started playing in 2000. Here was at the X on the historic opening night and reflects on some of his memories from the early days of covering the organization.  It seemed like it took forever for the NHL to […]

Coach Carroll interviewed on WCCO radio →

It’s not often you get a chance to be in the radio talking about goaltending. But that’s what happened recently with WCCO’s Mike Max invited Coach Carroll be a guest on his nightly sports show. They discussed a lot of topics including what’s the COVID break been like for goalies, what are some good off-ice […]