Goalie parents like the variety programs we offer and realize that training under the watchful eye of Coach Steve Carroll and his expert staff can make a significant impact on the development of their kids.
Here’s what parents are saying about their child’s experience at the Carroll Goalie School.
Testimonials from 2020
“I think the biggest thing is the coaching staff here makes it fun. Each year we try to get the boys to one of the camps and it’s been pivotal in getting them ready for the fall or a little tune-up going into the playoffs and other parts of the year. We can definitely tell the difference when they come to the Carroll Goalie School.”
Shane Hudella, Hastings, Minn.
“This is our second year in a row coming to CGS and each year I walk out more happy. We go to a couple camps a year and CGS is by far my daughter’s favorite to go to.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Nikki Woodard, LaCrescent, Minn.
“My son had a blast and touched up on all of his techniques and the coaches really helped him fix the little things he needed to fix before tryouts. I like how you go around and work with each kid individually and in small groups as well and you teach at every station it’s not just shots taking on him, it’s a lot of teaching as well.”
Tina DeLeeuw, Cambridge-Isanti, Minn.
“Every year, ever since he was eight, he seems to get so excited about being at CGS, you just can’t get enough of that as a parent. The positive environment and it’s just a lot of fun for him. We’ll be back, you’ll see us for a while.”
Shelley Peterson, Becker, Minn.
“This was Keegan’s first goalie camp and instruction outside of our association. As a first year squirt he hasn’t had a lot goalie specific training and you could see the improvement as each drill and days went on. He was very nervous to attend but walked off the ice the first night asking to sign up again next year. All the coaches were friendly and did great explaining the drills to him. I am currently filling this out watching him at his 3v3 league and you see the confidence and difference in him.”
Tim Kelsey, Prior Lake, Minn.
“Professional and fun environment for goalies of all ages! My son said this is by far his favorite camp!”
Julie Grafnitz, Big Lake, Minn.
“Our son has been attending Carroll Goalie School camps for years and each year he feels he’s improving/fine tuning his skills while having a lot of fun!”
Ted Butler, Andover, Minn.
“Steve and his team do a great job balancing the coaching and having fun.”
William Robinson, St. Michael, Minn.
“The coaches worked so well with everyone at different levels. We loved how they kept our daughter motivated through the entire session and wanting to come back for more.”
Sarah Malone, Shakopee, Minn.
“This was his first goalie training camp and he really enjoyed the training. I appreciated the time coaches took to help each skater if they were struggling with a skill.”
Nicole Fuechtmann, Little Falls, Minn.
“Great job! Thanks.”
Kris Weiby, Chanhassen, Minn.
“My son Jt said he learned a lot about footwork and positioning of his body to the puck and we practiced the next day and I could tell the improvement he has made.”
Jeff Peterson, LaCrescent, Minn.
“This is my son’s second year of clinics. He looks forward to these as other clinics don’t give goalies much attention other than a target for the shooters. This clinic builds my son’s confidence to help him work harder.”
Brian Roussell, Rochester, Minn.
“I feel like my daughter came out having a better understanding of the goalie techniques. She was extremely motivated by the praise and wanted to please the coaches.”
Kristi, Bloomington, Minn.
“It’s a good refresher leading into the season.”
Brian Sutlief, St. Michael, Minn.
“My son had a great time while building on his fundamentals.”
Paul Barnes, Albertville, Minn.
“Great goalie camp!”
Terry Haas, Yankton, South Dakota
“My daughter liked all the coaches and learned a lot.”
Pat Meeks, Black River Falls, Wis.
Scott Matthews, Bloomington, Minn.
Testimonials from previous years
“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.”
Matt Eurich, 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.”
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.”
Shawn Moudry, Farmington, 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.”
Brian Steinhorst, 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!”
Matt Wegleitner, Lino Lakes, Minn.
“This was our first Carroll Goalie School experience, and the instructional staff made it a fun environment for our son. He has already said he wants to do it again next year!”
Fred Williams, Richfield, Minn.
“This is the 3rd year our son has attended Carroll Goalie School Clinic. Every clinic we have seen a drastic improvement in his technique, and concentration! Mr. Carroll is an extraordinary teacher and roll model for ALL level’s of goalies! And, the assistant coaches on the ice, are ALL top notch! They all share the “Kid’s First” mentality – making sure that EVERY goalie has an amazing time learning and developing their skills!”
John Janu, Sartell, Minn.
“Excellent preparation for the beginning of the season.”
Kristin M Sehmann, Ames, Iowa.
“Max had a great time and felt he learned new things in the three days.”
Sarah, St. Michael, Minn.
“My daughter looks forward to coming to the Carroll Goalie School each year (this is our 2nd year) she has so much fun during the school and yet learns so much! Thank you!”
Amanda Jeurissen, Big Lake, Minn.
“The years of experience definitely show.”
Nick Benjamin, Superior, Wis.
“Joey really enjoyed his experience this weekend! He gained skills, confidence, and had a lot of fun surrounded by other goalies his age.”
Angela Neumeyer, Hartland, Wis.
“Our son is a new goalie and left this goalie school excited and motivated. He learned so much and had a blast with each well planned drill. We’ll definitely be back!”
Zackery Family, Apple Valley, Minn.
“This was my son’s first goalie school and he loved it! The day after camp, he had a game and carried his team to victory. It was great to see tangible results so quickly.”
Ryan Marth, Minneapolis, Minn.
“My son thinks that the tryout tune-up camp is the best camp that he goes to. He thinks it’s a great balance of skating and drills to get him ready for the beginning of his association season. He started it as a mite and will continue until he’s a Bantam. Thanks for the great weekend and the encouragement the kids get from you and your staff!
Michael Shroat, Minneapolis, Minn.
“I am a long-time hockey coach and also a goalie dad. I thought this was a great camp for my son. I recorded some of the drills and plan to incorporate them into my practices this fall. I thought they did a great job with skill development while keeping it fun for the goalies. We will definitely make the trip back from Omaha next summer (and probably bring a few more goalies with us).”
Greg Smith, Omaha, Nebraska.
“Our son learned a lot about goaltending and had a blast doing it. We will be back for more camps for sure.”
Steve Foster, Mason City, Iowa.
“Wow, Steve and his crew run a great program. My sons never complained when coming off the ice tired and were eager to get up and go to the ice early the next day. My oldest said he loved it and “by the way dad, we are doing this again next year.”
Mike Swenson, Savage, Minn.
“This is our second time with Steve Carroll. We love the camp, from the good price/value, coaching, ice time, and skills that are developed. The only reason it is our second time is the travel distance. We have younger children, work, and other issues that sometimes make it difficult to attend the camp from where we live. As long as our son continues to have fun, love hockey, and love being a tender… then we will find a way to attend Steve Carroll’s camp, especially since our children are older now. Once again we highly recommend Steve’s camp/clinics. He is very knowledgeable, has a great heart, and truly loves helping the kids. Thank you Steve and coaches for another great, successful camp, which our son Ethan Kalafatich truly enjoyed!”
Brian & Jamie Kalafatich, Mahtomedi, Minn.
“CGS does a great job working with the goalies on all aspects of the game. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time at camp.”
Troy Iverson, Farmington, Minn.
“My daughter learned a lot from these clinics and had fun doing do. She’ll be back again! Thanks you CGS.”
Ashley Jovan, Buffalo, Minn.
“CGS has improved our son’s goalie skills tremendously the past two years. Coach Carroll and his staff always treat the goalies with respect and you can tell they love what they do.”
Megan Altman, Woodbury, Minn.
“After attending the introductory session, my daughter could not wait to go again. We signed her up for the Intermediate session just weeks later and she had another great experience. We are sure to continue with Carroll Goalie Schools for years to come.”
Courtney Brod, Woodbury, Minn.
“This was our son’s first ever goalie specific training. The coaches took their time with him when he didn’t understand something and helped him get it right. Our son left the rink sweaty, tired and ready to do it all over again!”
Dana, Waterloo, Iowa.
“My son has been going to Carroll Goalie School for several years and its the only one that he looks forward to. Coach Carroll and his staff are very knowledgeable and work great with the kids. If you are unsure of where to go, this is the camp for your goalie to be at. They learn but most of all, they have fun.”
Lewis Seguin, Austin, Minn.
“I would highly recommend CGS…goalies have a fun time learning new skills. Very professional coaches and great locations.”
Joyce Birchard, Willmar, Minn.
“First, I would like to thank you for giving Matthew the opportunity to come given his lack of experience and age being only 6. This was his first goalie camp and he absolutely loved the school and will come back again next year. I think he was introduced to a variety of drills and techniques the were new to him. Your school did a great job of challenging him, being patient and very encouraging. He felt like of the big kids. He loved going and could not wait to come back each day. Can’t wait to sign him for future camps and watch him grow as he loves the position of goalie.”
Tom Scott, Shakopee, Minn.
“Carroll Goalie School provided great training in a fun environment.”
Troy Gustafson, Forest Lake, Minn.
“Over the past couple years my son has attended several goalie camps, in and out of state. This was the first camp that he was excited to wake up for in the morning and had a smile on his face after hard work. Thank you for reigniting his passion!”
Lindsey Mieras, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
“This was our 4th time at this camp. We’ve always found that the instructors are super friendly and very knowledgeably about playing in net. I like the variety of former students that Steve enrolls to come back and help out. All the instructors have a great relationship with the kids and you can truely see that they want what is best for them….. both instructionally and having fun! Thanks to Steve and his gang!”
Red Nordick, Grand Forks, North Dakota