Measuring a goalie’s stick length is very important and often overlooked with younger goaltenders. When measuring for correct size, remember that paddle length is the most important feature. Paddle length helps the goalie maintain a proper stance. To elaborate:
It is difficult to use the manufacturer’s measurements as a guide because their measurements do not always match other manufacturers’ measurements. In other words, a 24 inch paddle from one brand may not be the same as a 24 inch paddle from another brand, which is why it is so important to know how to properly size your goalie stick. In addition, goalie sticks are not measured solely by inches; they are also classified by size: youth, junior, intermediate, and senior.