It is important to select a stick that is the correct length for your height. A stick too long or too short can be awkward to play with and can lead to the development of bad habits. Below is a general size chart. If you stay within/close to these guidelines, you are on your way to selecting the right stick!
|4′ & Under||28″|
|4’1″ – 4’3″||30″|
|4’4″ – 4’6″||32″|
|4’7″ – 5′||34″|
|5’1″ – 5’3″||35-35.5″|
|5’10” & Over||37-37.5″|
Entry level sticks typically are made up of fiberglass, aramid (kevlar), and/or wood. Some also include a little carbon. Carbon adds power to a stick, but also adds stiffness, which makes ball control more difficult.
Field Hockey players are required to wear protective shin guards and a mouthguard. These are essential. Depending on the rules in your area/league, protective eye wear may also be required. Read below for details on selecting appropriate equipment.
1. Put on a pair of Hocsocx or thin socks to protect your legs and absorb any moisture
2. Place your shin guards over the top of the Hocsocx
3. Put your socks over the top of the shin guards
4. Put your shoes on and make any adjustments as needed