The Warrior Ritual Youth blocker is tailor made for performance, and ease of use.
For starters, the blocker palm features a "control grip" coating over the fingers and palm to help the young goalie control his/her stick more easily. The fingers are wrapped in protective padding to keep the puck from hitting the fingers, and the side hand protection provides additional protection and an additional blocking surface.
The bottom outside corner of the blocker board is flared out to (a) make it easier for the goalie to play in a paddle down position, and (b) make it easier for the goalie to pick up his/her stick when it gets dropped.
- New control grip palm for extra control over the stick
- New lightweight youth specific construction
- New revised youth-specific sizing
Measure your hand from the heel of the palm to the tip of the middle finger, then consult the chart below to find the size that will work for you.
|Blocker Sizing Chart
|4 3/4 - 5 5/8 in.
||5 5/8 - 6 1/4 in.
||6 1/4 - 7 in.
||7 - 8 3/8 in.
|119 - 143 cm
||144 - 160 cm
||161 - 178 cm
||179 - 213 cm
Key to a Proper Fit:
The blocker should be fitted based on hand size. The goalie's fingers should be no more than 1/4" from the end of the fingers in the palm. If the fingers are too long, chances are the hand tabs that tie down the palm to the blocker are too large. This will cause the blocker to wobble, tilt or rotate on the goaltender's hand, seriously affecting control while limiting coverage (blocking surface).