Hockey Goals

Hockey Goals

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Hockey goals come in various sizes and styles to accommodate different ages, skill levels, and training needs. Here's an overview of the different types of hockey goals and sets available:

  1. Senior IIHF Size Goals: Senior IIHF size goals are designed for players aged 13 and older and are used in official IIHF games. These goals typically measure 72 inches wide, 48 inches tall, and 30 inches deep. Examples include the CCM Pro Full Size Steel Goal and the Winnwell Proform IIHF Goal.

  2. Junior Size Goals: Junior size goals are smaller than the standard IIHF size and are ideal for players aged 12 and younger. These goals usually measure 54 inches wide, 44 inches tall, and 24 inches deep. Examples include the Bauer Junior 54" Deluxe Steel Goal and the Mylec Junior Folding Goal.

  3. Goals with Backstop: Goals with backstops are designed to prevent stray pucks and balls from causing damage or injury. The backstop is an additional net or barrier that extends around and above the goal. Examples include the EZGoal Hockey Folding Pro Goal with Backstop and Targets and the HockeyShot Extreme Goal with Backstop.

  4. Sets with Mini Stick and Ball Included: These sets typically include a smaller, scaled-down goal along with a mini stick and ball for fun, recreational play or practicing basic skills. Examples include the Bauer Mini Hockey Goal Set and the Franklin Sports Mini Hockey Goal Set.

  5. Plastic and Metal Goals for Kids: Plastic and metal goals for kids are designed to be lightweight and easy to move, making them suitable for younger players or those just starting. Examples include the Mylec Deluxe Mini Goal Set (plastic) and the Franklin Sports NHL Steel Mini Hockey Goal (metal).

  6. Foldable Goals from Warrior for Kids: Foldable goals are portable and easy to store, making them ideal for kids and those with limited space. The Warrior Pop-Up Goal is a convenient option for younger players or those on-the-go.

  7. Material and Construction: The materials and construction of hockey goals vary, from lightweight plastic goals suitable for young children to more durable steel and aluminum goals designed for older players and competitive use. When choosing a hockey goal, consider the durability and weight of the materials to ensure the goal will withstand regular use and suit the players' needs.

  8. Netting: The netting of a hockey goal plays a critical role in containing shots and withstanding the impact of pucks or balls. Heavy-duty polyester or nylon netting with reinforced edges is more resistant to tearing and suitable for regular use. When selecting a hockey goal, consider the quality and durability of the netting to ensure long-lasting performance.

  9. Assembly and Portability: Some hockey goals require assembly and may feature a folding or collapsible design for easy storage and transportation. Foldable and pop-up goals are especially popular for younger players, as they can be easily set up and taken down in minutes. Consider how often the goal will be moved and whether a foldable or pop-up design might be more practical.

  10. Target and Shooting Aids: Hockey goals can be enhanced with the addition of target and shooting aids, which help players develop their shooting accuracy and skill. Shooter tutors, for example, attach to the front of a hockey goal and feature target areas designed to challenge players to hit specific spots. Targets can be added to any goal to help players refine their shooting technique.

  11. Indoor vs. Outdoor Use: The intended use of a hockey goal should also be considered when selecting the right option. Some goals are designed specifically for indoor use on smooth surfaces, while others are suitable for outdoor use on various surfaces like grass or pavement. Be sure to choose a goal that is appropriate for the intended environment to ensure optimal performance and durability.

  12. Safety: When using hockey goals for practice or play, prioritize safety by ensuring the goal is secured and stable. Use sandbags or weights, if necessary, to prevent the goal from moving or tipping during use. Always wear proper protective gear, such as helmets and gloves, to minimize the risk of injury during practice sessions.

When choosing a hockey goal, consider the age and skill level of the players, the space available for setup, and the specific training needs. Whether it's a senior IIHF size goal for competitive play or a foldable goal for kids, there are plenty of options to suit every player's needs.