Helping goalies achieve success between the pipes →

The Carroll Goalie School, which opened in 1995, provides weekend skill development clinics in Minnesota and Iowa for boys and girls, ages 6-14. “I’m proud of the reputation we’ve earned for developing quality, fundamentally-sound goaltenders,” said Steve Carroll, an Edina, Minn., native, who is lead instructor at the popular weekend clinics offered in the summer […]

Register for 2024 CGS clinics →

Registration for our 2024 clinics is underway. 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 goalie […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, and self-confidence,” said Coach […]

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, […]