Testimonials

Goalie parents like the variety of CGS programs 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.

Here’s what some parents are saying about their child’s experience at the Carroll Goalie School.

“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.

“This was my daughter first time at CGS and I could not say enough good things about this school. We walked away very happy with the coaches and the whole program. We will most definitely be back!! Thanks Steve and all your staff!”
Nicole L Woodard, La Crescent, 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.

“He learned a great deal.”
Bob Kroll, St. Paul, Minn.

“Steve and his staff does a great job with William and only improved his goalie skills!”
Bill Robinson, St. Michael, 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.

“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.

“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.

“This was Jonathan’s first formal goaltending clinic and he enjoyed every minute of it. The mix of skating, hand-eye drills, and shooting stations kept him constantly engaged and learning.”
Tim Froemke, Alexandria, Virginia.

“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.

“Creative drills, fun pace for the children and great coach-goalie interaction!”
Katie Hietala, Farmington, Minn.

“This was my son’s 3rd year attending Carroll goalie school and he absolutely loves it and looks forward to working with Steve and his crew. The coaches are all super patient with kids and take time to make sure they all understand the drills. Thank you Steve and your assistants for another great camp!”
Tom Zerwas, Becker, Minn.

“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

“She loved the camp and the coaches! We’ll definitely be going back!”
Jacob M. Jeurissen, Big Lake, Minn.