Goaltending is a unique and challenging position, the most important on the ice. Each goaltender has specific needs because of the way they react or play different situations. In order to play at the top of your game, you must have confidence in your equipment to perform and protect. Equipment confidence is a state of mind, which greatly affects a goaltender's movements. A goaltender without equipment confidence feels unsafe and hesitates before making a move. Aside from selecting the right model of equipment for the level of play, the fit of the equipment is most important. Purchasing equipment too large or too small will only limit the products ability to perform and protect. Equipment that does not fit properly will never break in properly.