First summer camp underway

Our first summer camp is underway at Richfield Arena. It’s called “Focus on Fundamentals”.

Youngster makes a save at Carroll Goalie School.

All of our goalie development programs are directed by Edina, Minn., native Steve Carroll, who has more than two decades of goalie coaching experience and has personally trained more than 2,200 Minnesota college, high school and youth goalies since opening his school in 1995.

“The goalie position continues to evolve, but one thing that remains the same is that fundamentals are the still the foundation for success,” said Carroll. “We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned for developing quality, fundamentally solid goaltenders.”

Here is what camp t-shirts look like.

The Carroll training programs are conveniently held on Friday nights, and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays at Richfield Arena and Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.

“Our coaches do an excellent job of explaining, demonstrating, and reinforcing the proper skills and techniques used in today’s game,” Carroll said. “We enjoy sharing our knowledge and passion for the goaltending position with the boys and girls who attend our camps.”

And parents of participants are impressed with how the Carroll program is making a difference in their child’s game.

“Wasn’t really sure what to expect when we arrived,” explained Glenn Jackson, whose 11-year-old daughter attended a Carroll camp for the first time last summer. “By Sunday, the school was all my daughter was talking about. Your experience shows. The coaching staff was awesome. They were patient, personable, well-organized, and excellent teachers who made the sessions challenging and fun.”

Amanda Franklin, a goalie parent from St. Paul whose bantam-aged son attended an advanced program said, “I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for my child. There was night and day difference in his goalie movements and approach to the game. He is much more self-confidence and his coaches couldn’t believe the improvement. He is so excited about being a goalie and can’t wait to see you again.”

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