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Anonymous asked in SportsHockey · 2 months ago

Can someone with down syndrome be a hockey goalie?

6 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    If you need CANNON FODDER...LOL

  • 2 months ago

    Hell ****ing no!!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I used to mentor / coach special needs kids in soccer, and the best goalie in a league 

    created for them was a kid with basically " duck feet " which bent outward almost like 

    a hockey goalie doing the splits in butterfly. He was fearless, taking point blank shots 

    from older kids twice his size, stopping most & controlling his rebounds even starting 

    breakout plays at full speed! I do not know how it would transfer to hockey being tiny 

    and underweight & not seeing him skate, ice or inline. But on an indoor soccer pitch 

    amazed many including one of the other coaches, who had played briefly in the NFL. 

  • If they can play the position effectively and stop pucks, then yes.  

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  • 2 months ago

    Why not? If that someone is determined and isn't scared of the puck. People with Downs Syndrome tend to be more determined and dedicated than the average person.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Could be one of the goal posts.

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