Updated: Feb 22
Why do we ask Rollerhoc goalkeepers to stand? Two reasons, the most obvious one, safety. The other to avoid having to pay for expensive safety equipment. Initially we allowed goalkeepers free rein. They could buy caged helmets, hockey gloves, knee pads and body protection, adding cost to a game that prides itself in not being an expensive sport. To avoid this, goalkeepers are asked to remain standing at all times to prevent being injured. This was agreed, but it wasn’t a popular decision at the time. As always safety in Rollerhoc is paramount. To enforce this rule, a penalty is awarded to the opposing side should the goalkeeper not remain standing on wheels with both feet at all times.