How do you size a field hockey stick? Hold your field hockey stick upside down, with the head in the air, and insert the head into your armpit, as if it were a crutch. The end of the handle should fall between the middle of your kneecap to no more than two inches below the bottom of your kneecap.
What size field hockey stick does my child need? To measure a child (5 Ft 2” or under) hold the hockey stick at their side and it should be at 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.
Are field hockey sticks all the same size? A defensive player or midfielder may prefer a longer stick in order to drive the ball further, and an offensive player might select a shorter stick for better handling and control. Sticks can range from 28” – 37.5” or more.
What size should my hockey stick be? Measuring Hockey Stick Length
The general rule is that the end of a proper length stick should come to about the nose. However, if the player’s skates are on, the stick should come up to the chin.