Registration now open to train with CGS in 2020

For the 26th year in a row, the Carroll Goalie School will be hosting weekend goalie clinics in the Twin Cities to help boys and girls, ages 6-15, achieve success between the pipes. The clinics will be held in Blaine, Eagan, Edina, Richfield and St. Michael-Albertville.

“Goalies who train with us work hard, improve their skills and have fun,” said Steve Carroll, a Hall of Fame goalie from Edina, Minn., who is the lead instructor at the weekend clinics. “Our talented and personable coaches are passionate about goaltending and do an excellent job of explaining, demonstrating, and reinforcing the essential techniques used in today’s game.”

Coach Carroll teaching goalies at weekend CGS clinic in St. Paul. (Photo by Bryan Singer© 2018)

Goalie parents like the variety of CGS programs (Intro to goaltending, Intermediate Skills, Advanced Skills and Tryout Tune-up) we offer and realize that training under the watchful eye of Coach Carroll and his staff can make a significant impact on the development of their kids.

“Travelled all the way from Montana, to experience top notch, one-on-one training from Coach Carroll and his staff. Excellent drills and great use of allotted time to maximize comprehensive training in an enjoyable environment,” said Matt Eurich, from Miles City, Montana.

“I was so impressed with your passion and kindness for the kids. I could tell within seconds that you are an amazing coach. Thanks for everything this weekend. My son will never forget this weekend,” said Tim C., Duluth, Minn.

“Our daughter loves CGS more than any other in the area. She has fun, loves the format, enjoys the coaches and improves, ” said Shawn Moudry, Farmington, Minn.

Coach Carroll visiting with a goalie at CGS clinic at Richfield, Minnesota. (Photo by Bryan Singer© 2019)

“Coach Carroll was coaching first at our association when my son was a mini-mite. We tried one session with the association and my son had such a positive experience that we have now attended six summers worth of camps. He still loves every minute,” said Mike Peterson, from Becker, Minn.

“Our son just finished his first season as summer goalie and expressed an interest in attending a camp. While the timing and location may have been driving factors in our choice to go to CGS, we can’t imagine going anywhere else in the future. Our son loved the variety of skill stations, the ability to connect with other goalies, and positional focus as well as challenging each participant depending on their need. Thanks for providing this opportunity,” said Brian Steinhorst, from Blaine, Minn.

“Fantastic school, a great way to maintain and improve goaltending skills as they prepare for the winter season! The coaches all make it fun for the kids!” said Matt Wegleitner, from Lino Lakes, Minn.

In 2019, CGS hosted goalie development clinics in Blaine (Schwan Super Rink), Eagan, Edina (Braemar Arena), Richfield. We had goalies from seven states in town to train with us at those clinics. The boys and girls, ages 6-15, came from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana, Texas. That list is sure to grow in 2020.

Steve Carroll is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach who trains goalies at the youth, high school and college levels. He is the goalie coach for the nationally-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College women’s team.

As a goalie, Carroll won a State Peewee “A” title with Edina. He also participated in the Minnesota State Hockey High School Tournament while playing at Edina-East under legendary coach Willard Ikola.

From there, Carroll enjoyed a brilliant four year career at Minnesota State University, (formerly know as Mankato State University). He played in four consecutive NCAA Division II Frozen Fours and led the Mavericks to the 1980 National Championship. Carroll was a two-time All-American and was named a Top 10 Finalist for inaugural Hobey Baker Award, presented to the best player in men’s college hockey. He earned a professional tryout with the NHL’s Minnesota North Stars. He has been inducted in the Edina High School and Minnesota State University, Mankato athletic halls of fame.