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Minnesota Hockey Goalie Development

Every goalie has a unique approach to their game based on their skills and athleticism. However, all goaltenders need to practice certain fundamentals and eventually add advanced techniques to be successful. Then, goalies have the ability to create their own style by choosing when and how to apply these skills and concepts in game situations. 

Minnesota Hockey's goalie skill sessions feature a progression of skills starting with basics such as stance, positioning and goalie-specific skating before advancing to high level concepts including save selection, rebound control, breakaways and more. Each practice will be led by Minnesota Hockey's goalie development coordinator, Steve Carroll, and will feature some of the top goalie coaches in Minnesota. 

  • Each session will include 90-minutes of on-ice instruction.
  • A maximum of 24 goalies will be accepted for each session on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • Squirt/10U, Peewee/12U or Bantam/15U goalies are eligible to participate.
  • Coaches will separate the goalies within each session into age-appropriate groups to ensure each goalie is provided with meaningful instruction and feedback. 
  • The registration fee is $50 per player per session. 

Goalie skating drills - Forward and backwards c-cuts

Goalie skating drills - Shuffles

Goalie skating drills - T-push

Goalie skating drills - Butterfly slide with full recovery

Goalie skating drills - Butterfly push


2020 Spring Skill Clinics Announced

By Minnesota Hockey 02/07/2020, 10:00am CST

Minnesota to Host Three Goalie Coach Developer Clinics

By Minnesota Hockey 08/26/2019, 5:45am CDT

USA Hockey's Goalie Development Website

There are a variety of goalie development drills and resources on the goaltending page on USA Hockey's website.



Goaltending News

  • The Man Behind The Mission

  • By Harry Thompson - USA Hockey Magazine 08/15/2018, 5:00am CDT
  • Warren Strelow's Contributions Go Far Beyond The Goaltending Camp That Bears His Name
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