How different is being a goalie in hockey than in soccer?
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03-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Originally Posted by
Gigantor The Goalie
Goaltending will be a journey for you then. I've seen some pretty good skaters on my own team try playing goalie and it was an unmitigated disaster. A goalie's mobility is key to their success. Standing in one spot and then dropping down only works so many times before its starts becoming extremely ineffective. Moving in goalie equipment on skates feels very awkward. Prepare to fall down on accident many times.
For the equipment I would never order a pair of goalie pads that I'm unsure of if they'll fit me or not. Always try on the equipment before buying. If you're trying on goalie pads, bring your goalie skates with you or borrow a pair at the store to use.
This is pretty accurate. If you were expecting soccer to give you a leg up on learning how to be a goalie, sorry to disapoint you
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