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Hockey Stick Size Guide

Hockey Stick Size Guide 2017-10-30T20:42:49+00:00

ED Sports is a Specialist Hockey Shop, we can offer you expert advice on choosing the right Hockey stick. We sell a massive selection of hockey sticks to suit all ages and levels. Visit us In-store where you can try out a few sticks to find the one that suits you best. Alternatively give us a call on 01 6677300 or email info@edsports.ie.

HOCKEY STICK LENGTH GUIDE

The length of your field hockey stick is very important. We have listed a few methods for choosing a hockey stick length below.

  • Junior Hockey Sticks are available in sizes 24” up to full size 36.5”. Junior sticks are available in wood or fibre Glass. Prices start at approx €20
  • To measure a child (5 Ft 2” or under) hold the hockey stick at their side and it should be just under their hip or belly button.
  • If you cannot decide between two lengths, you should consider your child’s position. On defence, a longer stick is useful to provide a longer reach and to allow the player to drive the ball further. On the other hand, a shorter stick improves a player’s stick handling skills on offense.
  • Once a young person reaches the age of approximately 13 they will be in a full size stick ie 36.5”(5 f 3”), so you do not need to measure the stick to your hip or belly button once you reach this height.
  • Senior Sticks are available in wood, Glass Fibre and a combination of Fibre Glass, Kevlar and Carbon. When Senior Players are choosing a hockey stick they will choose a stick based on what feels comfortable for them and their style, so it is more of a personal choice.
  • The majority of hockey players use a 36.5” stick. The best way to choose a hockey stick is to come into the shop and speak to our expert staff, try out a few sticks and choose the one that feels the best for you.
  • There are no left handed hockey sticks, all field hockey sticks are made to be played right handed.
Stick Length Height
26″ 3′ 5″ – 3′ 7″
28″ 3′ 8″ – 4′ 0″
30″ 4′ 1″ – 4′ 3″
32″ 4′ 4″ – 4′ 6″
34″ 4′ 7″ – 5′ 0″
35″ 5′ 1″ – 5′ 2″
36.5″ 5′ 3″ upwards
37.5″ 5′ 10″ upwards

NOTE: If you are 5’10” you don’t have to use a 37.5″ stick, it is completely a matter of personal choice and equally someone under 5’10” may prefer a slightly longer Hockey stick and opt for the 37.5″, in our experience the majority of Hockey players chooose a 36.5″ Hockey Stick. The best advice we can offer is to come in and try out a few Hockey sticks so that you choose the stick that is most suitable for your position and style of play.