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Having the right hockey equipment for young players may not make everyone a great player, but it can help them play at their full potential.

The right equipment can help protect you from the hazards of the game. That's why it's a good idea to choose your gear carefully and make sure everything fits well and is suited to your own style of play. As you begin shopping for the right equipment keep the following tips in mind.

Given the nature of the sport the equipment you will find for hockey is rightfully assigned the task of protecting your body from harm. Aside from shoulder pads and shin guards, you should also wear elbow pads, which protect your forearms and triceps in addition to your elbows. Elbow injuries are quite common when on ice, they are very painful and may prevent you from playing. Elbow pads can be hard or soft, and they are usually adjustable. Don't forget about this important type of protective gear. Hockey tape is a useful piece of gear that no good hockey player should be without ever. You may need tape to fasten your hockey socks to your shin guards or to tape your stick. Enhanced grip is the goal of most hockey players who tape the top of their sticks. This usually makes a huge difference in play. Maneuvering the puck effectively can be done more strategically with blade taping. It's a simple and inexpensive tool that can be handy in most situations so make sure you never leave home without it.

Young goaltenders face hockey pucks moving at high rates of speed and they need special hockey equipment and protective gear to ensure their safety on the ice. It is essential that this important piece of equipment fits properly. Throat protection is worth considering as well as pucks to the throat can be quite challenging to move beyond. Blockers are worn on the hand and make stick handling easier and goal jocks protect the pelvic area. Goaltenders also have different stick needs than other players as they need sticks that are designed for blocking and have larger blades. Goalies skates are even different with thicker blades that are built for stability rather than speed.

It is critical that players wishing to remain in the game of hockey purchase the proper safety equipment required to make that possible. Factors that will decide what kind of equipment you'll ultimately need include the following: size, position, commitment to the game, and age. Keep these great tips in mind as you shop for the hockey player that is near and dear to you.



















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