About Us

Back in 2003 Aaron Kinslow started his 1st goalie coaching position in West Fargo, ND for the West Fargo Youth Hockey Association and it carried over to the Crookston Youth Hockey Association. Later the Goalie Academy was started and Aaron organized his 1st goaltender camp in Salt Lake City, UT in 2009. In between then and now, Aaron and his staff have worked to develop goalies in this specialized position. These camps have now grown outside of the Fargo-Moorhead area.





Our Mission

The question is simple, why not attend a development camp that is designed to advance the fundamental skills needed in the goaltender position.


We know that every goalie plays the position differently based on their individual characteristics, how they process a given situation and by how they react to a given reacting to a situation. By knowing this and having patience, the right attitude, the right effort, and repetition everyone will learn at their pace and be successful.


Fundamentals focused on: skating/recovery, save selections, positioning/angles, rebound control and puck handling.

Other aspects of focus are behind the net situations, how to handle deflections, tips, screens, breakaways, post play and recognition of game situations. A skill that is expected, hardly spoken of is competition. Here at the Goalie Academy, we teach it. Learning how hard to compete and having that thirst and desire to not give up on a puck is a great mindset to learn. Lastly and most importantly having fun and creating that family of goalies that continues to build each other up every day.


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Congrats Garrett Metcalf you deserve it!!!
Great to see one of my students having success in Juniors and soon to be in College. Congrats Zach you earned it!

Minot, ND – The Minot Minotauros are proud to announce that goaltender Zach Sandy has committed to play NCAA DI hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  Sandy becomes the 75th NCAA DI commit in the history of the program and the third to head to UMD following Jake Rosenbaum and Kyler Kleven.

Off to a strong start in his rookie season Sandy leads all NAHL goaltenders with a .932 SV% on the year and is seventh in GAA at 2.35.  Through 19 games his .932 SV% ranks second all-time in Tauro history behind Gunner Rivers who posted a .944 SV% in 14 games after being acquired via trade late in the 2015-16 season.

Sandy says he chose UMD, which has won three of the last ten NCAA DI championships, for multiple reasons, “I love that the program has an unbelievable coaching staff and a tremendous reputation of winning and earning what you get through hard work.”  He continued, “I like that the school offers my major [business] and that it’s a perfect size for me to be able to be the best student and hockey player I can be.”

Tauros Head Coach and General Manager Cody Campbell believes Sandy will fit right in with UMD’s track record of success; “His commitment to UMD has been well earned through his play this season. Duluth is getting an extremely competitive and athletic goalie that I believe will continue build their culture as they compete for national championships year in and year out.”  Campbell added, “we are thrilled for Zach and his family; and look forward to continuing to help Zach progress prior to arriving at UMD.”

Sandy believes that Campbell and the rest of the Tauros staff were integral in his taking the next step of his career; “being a Tauro has helped me accomplish by D1 goal by teaching me of the work ethic and culture that is needed to be a great player!” He continued, “also all my teammates have put their bodies on the line for me and I hope to help them achieve their goals in the future.”  The UMD bound goaltender did not stop at teammates when giving thanks, “I would like to thank God first with everything the lord has blessed me with in life, I would also like to thank my family for the loving support they’ve given me, and all of my coaches, especially Cody, for believing in me and putting me in a position to succeed.”

Sandy and the rest of the Tauros head to Austin, MN, this weekend to take on the Austin Bruins.  


The Role of a Back up Goalie

1. Work your butt off everyday. It's your job to take care of your own development and make sure you're doing everything you can to improve, even if you aren't seeing game time. 

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2. Be a great teammate! Support the starter. How you treat your partner says more about you than it does about them. Be loud on the bench, boost your teammates, let them know even though your not playing, you still care!

3. Your practices become your games. If you aren't seeing minutes, your practice time is even more important. Use those hours to hone in your craft without the pressure of playing a game the next day. Use them as opportunities to prove your worth and earn time. Show up early and be the last to leave.