What do you wear for street hockey? Wear shoulder pads, hockey-style shin guards, elbow pads, hip pads, groin protectors, and gloves. The gloves should be long enough to go well up the forearm, overlapping the elbow pads. Padded hockey pants can also help reduce injuries.
What gear do you need for youth hockey? A: As per USA Hockey rules, youth players will need an approved helmet with a mask, mouthguard, neckguard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, athletic cup, pants, gloves, shin guards, skates, and a stick.
Can you play street hockey without skates? If you’ve ever played ice hockey, you know what you need for the street version of the sport: basically, everything except the ice skates (and the ice). At the absolute minimum, all you need is a hockey stick, a non-bouncing ball or puck, and something — anything — to designate the goals on either end of the court.
Is there a difference between street and ice hockey sticks? Sticks used in ice hockey are subjected to much more stress than street hockey sticks, and the quality of the stick shaft and blade can make a big difference in performance and durability. A better quality stick is more likely to reward you with faster shots, better feel of the puck, and a longer life.