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GAME SKILLS GOALIE


WHAT IS IT? The designated (and properly equipped) goalie is the only


player on the field that can enjoy the special privileges of the crease. The goalie is the last line of defense for his team, who stands in front of the goal to keep the other team from scoring.


FUNDAMENTALS


GOALIE The goalie is the field general of the defense. Standing in the goal crease, he has a unique visual perspective on the field and should be vocal in letting his defense know where the ball is at all times.


EQUIPMENT Mandatory equipment: Helmet, throat protector, chest protector, arm pads and protective cup. Other optional equipment can include: shin, knee,


shoulder and thigh protection. STICK The goalie stick is larger than a field stick, with an unrestricted pocket depth.


DEVELOPMENTAL


A goalie with possession of the ball has four seconds before he must leave the crease or pass the ball.


A goalie in the crease may block or bat the ball with his hand but may not catch it with his hand.


When a goalie extends his stick outside the crease, it can be checked if the ball is not in it and it is within three years of a loose ball.


PLAY SAFE


An offensive player may not dive, jump, or step into the crease.


The goalie’s safety is priority. Rules are designed to protect goalies from collisions and interference.


Play shall be suspended immediately if the goalie’s stick or any other required equipment becomes broken.


WHEN games and practice WHERE in the goal crease WHO one player from each team


WHY to keep the other team from scoring goals


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