Goalie Information


In addition to team try-outs, there will be two goalie-only evaluation sessions for the 2018 season.  Please plan to attend both sessions for your age group:

Friday, February 23, 4:00-5:00 pm, Calgary West Soccer Centre
Monday, March 5, 5:00-6:00 pm, Calgary Soccer Centre, Charlie Floor

Friday, February 23, 5:00-6:00 pm, Calgary West Soccer Centre
Monday, March 5, 6:00-7:00 pm, Calgary Soccer Centre, Charlie Floor


All equipment is the responsibility of the player; lacrosse is a contact sport and confidence in the game comes from being protected properly. Sabrecats offers goalies an option to use club provided equipment for usage during the season.

View the equipment needed for all players


Helmet and Cage and Throat Guard:
Change for 2012
As per CLA Technical Bulletin 11-06, effective January 1, 2012 for players aged 16 and under, all helmets must be CSA-approved for ice hockey, facemasks CSA-approved for lacrosse or CSA-approved for hockey with exceptions, or helmet and facemask unit approved by NOCSAE for lacrosse. Players aged 17 years and over are not required to use a CSA approved facemask for lacrosse until January 1, 2013. Until then, helmet and facemask configurations that were legal as per CLA policy and used in the 2011 season may continue to be used in the 2012 season.

For more information, including a list of approved helmets and facemasks, CLA Bulletin 11-06

The association provides throat guards.

Chest and Arm Protector:
One piece adjustable pad which offers protection for the shoulders,arms and chest.

Goalie Pants:
Hockey pants CSA approved that provide waist and thigh protection.

Leg Pads:
Hard plastic pads that wrap/strap to the legs covering the knee to the toes. Pads contain flops for the toes/shoe.

Goalie Gloves:
Hockey gloves with CSA approval are accepted. Box goalie lacrosse gloves offer excellent protection and agility.

Athletic Support and Cup or Jill Strap:
Provided with the association equipment. Jock/Jill are specific for goalies.

Basketball or Court Shoes:
A flat court shoes.

The Sabrecats have a limited supply of goalie equipment for lending to PeeWee, Bantam and Midget level goalies who do not have their own. This includes chest protectors, leg pads, jocks or jills, and neck guards.
All goalie equipment for lower age groups is provided to the team.  This includes chest protectors, leg pads, jocks or jills, neck guards, and in some instances, goalie pants.  You’ll be issued your team jersey at the same time that you sign out your equipment.
Goalie pants, goalie gloves, helmets, and shoes are not provided.
All goalie equipment that is signed out is to be returned at the end of the season.

The Sabrecats have the equipment sanitized every year at the end of the season.  Even though we make every effort to keep the equipment clean, it is still recommended that you have your goalie wear long sleeves and pants under the equipment.

Equipment is also available to be signed out for the winter for off-season training or tournaments, at a cost of $50 per month.  The equipment from the regular season will need to be returned for cleaning and repair before being re-signed out.

At the time you sign out your equipment, you’ll be required to write a deposit cheque, post dated for September 1, in the value of $1500.


Basics on goaltending and positional play for new goalies is now available in our new goalie manual.


Questions regarding anything relating to your goaltender can be directed by email to the Director of Goaltending goalies@sabrecatslax.com

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