The Minneapolis-based Carroll Goalie School (CGS) continues to grow and evolve as it enters its 22nd season of providing skill development programs for boys and girls.
“We help goalies of all abilities take their game to new levels by building individual skills, techniques, athleticism, consistency and self-confidence,” said Steve Carroll, an Edina, Minn., native, who is lead instructor at his popular weekend camps that are offered in the summer and fall.
Carroll uses his extensive experience to teach goalies what it takes to be successful. He shares his wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the position with the goalies who attend his camps.
“All of our instructors are passionate about goaltending and do an excellent job of explaining, demonstrating, and reinforcing the essential techniques used in today’s game,” Carroll said.
“We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned for developing quality, fundamentally-sound goaltenders.”
This year, the Carroll Goalie School is offering four programs: Intro to goaltending, intermediate skills, advanced skills and tryout tune-up. Ice times are scheduled at night and weekends at five arenas in Minneapolis-St. Paul including Braemar Arena (Edina), Eagan Civic Arena, Richfield Arena, Schwan Super Rink (Blaine) and White Bear Sports Center.
Goalie parents like the variety of CGS programs because they realize that training under the watchful eye of Coach Carroll and his staff makes a significant impact in the development of their kids.
“The Carroll Goalie School made learning advanced goalie skills fun for my son,” said David Reinsbach, from Shakopee, Minnesota. “The coaches ran drills I had not seen before at other goalie schools. They also made an effort to connect with all the participants.”
Goalie mom Shannon Gulley agreed. “We came all the way from Alaska to Blaine for the camp and it was well worth the trip. Callaghan had a great experience, improved his skills and just reinforced his love of playing goalie. We are already planning on another camp.”
And the goalies gain a competitive edge and thrive in the positive learning environment.
“I would highly recommend the Carroll Goalie School,” said Katie Aafedt, from Edina, Minnesota. “My son absolutely loved going and is still talking about the coaches vs. goalies game they played every day at the end of the session. The goalies all worked hard the whole time but had a lot of fun with it along the way. We will definitely be back again!
COACH CARROLL’S BACKGROUND
Carroll is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach who trains goalies at the youth, high school and college levels.
As a goalie, Carroll won a State Peewee “A” title with Edina, participated in the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament, played in four consecutive NCAA Division II Final Fours and won a National Championship while at Minnesota State, Mankato. He was a two-time college All-American and Top 10 Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. Carroll has been inducted in the Minnesota State, Mankato and Edina High School athletic halls of fame.
For more information, visit www.carrollgs.com.