How Deep Should a Girls Goalie Stick Be?

How Deep Should a Girls Goalie Stick Be?

Question: Hey Jonathan, Great blog! I’m a girl freshman goalie, and I was wondering whether there was  a specific depth that my pocket should be. I know that with normal girl pockets, the ball has to be able to be seen over the head’s sidewalls, but do you have any idea if this is still a rule when it comes to girls’ goalie pockets? Right now I have a hard-meshed nemesis that’s about 2 balls deep, is this about right, or do I need to modify the depth of my pocket? Thanks so much! LS Answer: Hey there Alexa.  There is no pocket depth rule.  It can be as deep as you’d like it to be.  I’d keep this in mind though: 1)  You want it deep enough so that you can cradle the ball effectively. 2) You want it shallow enough that you can make a decent outlet pass to a teammate. 3)  The stronger you are physically the deeper a pocket you can have without compromising your ability to clear the ball. Good luck Alexa. Let me know if you need anything else. Jonathan –  The Goalie Guru...