We all want to keep our kids safe from accidents as they grow up, and street hockey equipment is an important part of that. Kids began playing hockey outside on the sidewalk with roller skates instead of ice skates roughly 40 years ago, and street hockey was born.
Basketball courts, blacktop rinks, tennis courts, parks, and yes, even streets are where the game is now played. Although roller skates have evolved into roller blades, the game remains the same. Kids use hockey sticks to score goals against the other side. Street hockey has grown in popularity as a team sport, with competitions held all over the world. Injuries can be avoided by using the proper street hockey equipment.
How do hockey equipment protect your child?
Injury is possible in street hockey, just as it is in traditional ice hockey. When players collide, having the right street hockey equipment may make all the difference. Everyone is aware with the kind of injuries that may occur when playing ice hockey, and the same can happen when playing hockey on roller blades.
Your child may return home with missing teeth, split lips, broken arms and legs, and even head trauma. Sending your children out with the correct equipment is a great way to reduce, if not completely avoid, any danger.
What gaming equipment is required?
Head protection is required when playing street hockey. This game, like ice hockey, necessitates the use of protective headgear. Helmets provide protection for the eyes, mouth, teeth, nose, and head.
Sticks are used to move the puck toward the goal in both street and ice hockey, and they may be deadly, especially in the heat of battle. Kids are competitive and want to succeed. Sticks can be flung erratically and violently, and occasionally someone’s head is just in the wrong place at the wrong moment. Concussions and other serious head injuries can occur as a result of hockey. To avoid serious damage, all players, especially goalkeepers, must wear head protection.
Lots of padding is included in the game equipment! Other safety gear, such as padding, gloves, and guards, will be included. Padding is provided in hockey trousers, girdles, and jerseys to protect the player from injuries from falls or impacts. This style of cushioned suit is necessary because blacktop surfaces can create severe scratches and gashes when a player falls to the ground.
Getting hockey equipment
Hockey sticks, goals and nets, inline skates, and a hockey wheel (an alternate street hockey version of the ice hockey “puck”) or puck are also required for street hockey. You may use a hockey wheel or a puck, whatever you like.
It is also important to take a look at equipment that is available for the goalkeeper. Because he is exposed to flying wheels or pucks as well as sticks, the goaltender need extra protection. Several vendors provide goaltender bundles that contain all of the necessary equipment. Special helmet/mask combinations that protect the goalie’s face from flying hockey wheels, as well as significantly thicker protective padding on the knees, chest, and shoulders, will be included in these kits.