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 […]

Make plans to train with us in 2021 →

We are excited to once again be offering a series of clinics in 2021, which will mark our 27th 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 overall game performance […]

Helping goalies get ready →

After a long break, we are back on the ice for our 26th straight year of helping goalies get ready for the upcoming hockey season. We have weekend programs scheduled in August and September at Edina, Richfield and St. Michael-Albertville. Programs include Intermediate Skills, Advanced Skills and Tryout Tune-up. There are limited openings in these […]

Miracle in Mankato happened 40 years ago →

Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since that night in March when Mankato State pulled off the upset to win the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship. I was the starting goalie for Mavericks at the school that’s now known as Minnesota State University, Mankato. In 1980, the Final Four was held at Elmira […]

Coach Carroll offers goalie development tips →

Goalies play perhaps the most important position in hockey. They are always in the spotlight and the outcome of every game often depends on their performance. Practice time is where most of their development takes place. Goalies should make the most of every ice time, taking advantage of each opportunity to improve their overall game. […]

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 […]

Two more CGS clinics scheduled before tryouts begin →

Just in time for tryouts, we are hosting two more clinics this month. The clinics, each featuring six hours of ice time, are set for St. Michael-Albertville, Sept. 19, 21, 22 and at Richfield, Sept. 20-22. “We help goalies take their game to new levels by building individual skills, techniques, athleticism, consistency and self-confidence,” said […]

CGS to offer September program in St. Michael-Albertville →

The Carroll Goalie School is pleased to announce that we have just added a new location and times for our popular Tryout Tune-up program. We will be hosting a three-day goalie development session in St. Michael-Albertville on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m. At CGS, […]

Shutout Wall Winner receives free gloves from Brian’s →

During the winter months, the Carroll Goalie School and our partner from Brian’s Custom Sports, sponsor the Shutout Wall that appears in Let’s Play Hockey newspaper and on its website.  It’s a popular way for goalies to get recognized for posting a shutout and as you can see there are easily a couple hundred shutouts […]

State high school hockey tournament memories →

Every year at this time, the memories of playing in the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament come flooding back. I had the opportunity to play goalie in the eight-team state hockey tournament during my senior year at Edina-East High School in 1977. The 33rd annual tournament was played at the St. Paul Civic Center, […]