Goal Care Tips

General Tips

  • Always air dry equipment in a well ventilated area after use. Air circulation enhances the speed at which equipment dries and also minimizes the smell!
  • Spray or deodorize products with sports disinfectant and not household sprays such as Febreeze. Household products will actually break down equipment because they use different chemicals, which are harmful to the performance of goal equipment.
  • If you are washing your equipment, do not use Tide as the abrasives in the detergent can cause the foam to breakdown prematurely.
  • Keep all you gear away from direct heat as this could cause damage if the equipment gets too hot.
  • Don’t leave your equipment in your car or in your bag. The gear must breath when it is not being used so the protection does not break down and bacteria does not grow.
  • We do offer Fresh Gear Cleaning System in our Sports Repair department and you can bring in your bag and we will deodorize it for you. By using Fresh Gear on your equipment you are eliminating odor-causing bacteria, reducing the risk of infection and prolonging the life of your goal equipment.
  • Do not believe everything you hear on the internet! Have questions? Ask us.


Allow blocker to air dry.

Black and colored tape on the grip area of your stick will discolor your blocker palm; it will also cause the blocker to break down faster as there is movement back and forth with the goal stick.

Do not pour water on your blocker palm if it is hard. This will make the palm soggy and cause premature breakdown.

If the palm is hard, you can use a very small amount of shaving gel and rub the gel into the palm area prior to using the glove and wipe your hand off after about 5 minutes of use. This will condition the palm and it will be softer and easier to use.