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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 $75 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


2022 Spring Skill Clinic Schedule Released

By Minnesota Hockey 03/16/2022, 1:45pm CDT

Drill of the Week: Goalie Redirects & Rebounds

By Minnesota Hockey & CoachThem 11/30/2021, 9:00am CST

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.



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