OK. This is a question that has been bothering me for a long time that I really don't know a black or white answer to. I'm right-handed, I throw and shoot right. Therefore, when I was learning to play goal, a left handed catcher was what was given to me. I'm thinking that I would have been better off learning to play with a full right set. Puck handling would not have been a problem (It is a major one for me still, I just can't get used to shooting left), my glove hand I would assume would be quicker as well. The only disadvantage is giving a kid a "big, heavy stick" to carry with his non-dominant hand. However, due to the way a goalie stands in the net, high blocker shots are a rarity because the blocker arm "elbow" is in the way. This would also get better with time. Any comments on this?