We have started working on our schedule for 2019, which will mark our 25th season of providing goalie developing excellence.
Dates, times and locations should be posted on our website around Jan. 1.
“Our talented and personable coaches are passionate about goaltending and do an excellent job of explaining, demonstrating, and reinforcing the essential techniques used in today’s game,” said Steve Carroll, an Edina, Minn., native, who is lead instructor at his popular clinics that are offered on select weekends during the summer and fall.
In 2018, CGS hosted three-day goalie development clinics at five Twin Cities locations including Blaine (Schwan Super Rink), Eagan, Edina (Braemar Arena), Richfield and St. Paul (TRIA Rink).
And our school continues to grow in popularity and we had goalies from 11 states in town to train with us. The boys and girls, ages 6-15, were from Minnesota, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
“Goalies who train with us work hard, improve their skills and have fun,” Carroll said.
Goalie parents like the variety of CGS programs (Intro to goaltending, Intermediate Skills, Advanced Skills and Tryout Tune-up) we offer and realize that training under the watchful eye of Coach Carroll and his staff can make a significant impact on the development of their kids.
“I am a long-time hockey coach and also a goalie dad,” said Greg Smith, from Omaha, Nebraska. “I thought this was a great camp for my son. I recorded some of the drills and plan to incorporate them into my practices this fall. I thought they did a great job with skill development while keeping it fun for the goalies. We will definitely make the trip back from Omaha next summer (and probably bring a few more goalies with us).”
“My daughter learned a lot from these clinics and had a lot of fun doing so! She’ll be back again! Thank you CGS,” said Ashley Jovan, Buffalo, Minn.
Michael Shroat, from Minneapolis said, “My son thinks that the tryout tune-up camp is the best camp that he goes to. He thinks its a great balance of skating and drills to get him ready for the beginning of his association season. He started it as a mite and will continue until he’s a Bantam. Thanks for the great weekend and the encouragement the kids get from you and your staff!”
“CGS does a great job working with the goalies on all aspects of the game. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time at camp,” said Troy Iverson, Farmington, Minn.
“This was Jonathan’s first formal goaltending clinic and he enjoyed every minute of it. The mix of skating, hand-eye drills, and shooting stations kept him constantly engaged and learning,” said Tim Froemke, Alexandria, Virginia.
“After attending the introductory session, my daughter could not wait to go again. We signed her up for the Intermediate session just weeks later and she had another great experience. We are sure to continue with Carroll Goalie Schools for years to come,” said Courtney Brod, Woodbury, Minn.
ABOUT COACH CARROLL
Steve Carroll is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach who trains goalies at the youth and high school levels. He also is the goalie coach for the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s team.
As a goalie, Carroll won a State Peewee “A” title with Edina. He also participated in the Minnesota State Hockey Tournament while playing at Edina-East High School under legendary coach Willard Ikola. At Minnesota State University, (formerly know as Mankato State University) he played in four consecutive NCAA Division II Frozen Fours and led the Mavericks to the 1980 National Championship. He earned All-American honors and was named a Top 10 Finalist for inaugural Hobey Baker Award, presented to the best player in men’s college hockey. Carroll has been inducted in the Edina High School and Minnesota State University, Mankato athletic halls of fame.