Weekend and evening clinics in Minnesota and Iowa →

Sometimes goalies don’t get a lot of training during the winter months. So therefore, what they do during the off-season becomes increasingly important as they strive to elevate their game to new levels. That’s where the Carroll Goalie School comes into play. Since 1995, we have been helping boys and girls build their individual skills […]

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 […]

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 take their 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, 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, […]

CGS offers weekend programs in 5 Twin Cities locations →

The Minneapolis-based Carroll Goalie School (CGS) continues to grow and evolve as it enters its 24th 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, and self-confidence,” said Steve Carroll, an Edina, Minn., native, who is […]

Coach Carroll’s connection to Hobey Baker Award →

We were just finishing up a team meeting following my senior year at Mankato State in 1981, when coach informed me that I had been named as a Top 10 finalist for a new award being given the best player in men’s college hockey. It was called the Hobey Baker Award, in honor of a […]