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Selecting the right size stick is very important. Therefore we have provided a chart that can help you determine what the right size stick. It also provides information about the different toe choices. If you still have questions please feel free to contact us and we can help you with your field hockey stick selection.
Helpful Tip: When selecting the correct length of stick, follow these instructions:
The top of the stick should be about 1" below your hip bone, so you want to measure from the floor to just under your hip bone. That should give you the best fit in terms of selecting your stick size.
In General, stick length is a function of height. When choosing a stick,
a field player should select the longest one that they can control comfortably.
The more skilled a player, the longer the stick they can handle. STX suggests
the following when choosing a stick:
Below 4' tall = 28" or 29" ***
4' to 4'2" tall = 30" ***
4'3" to 4'5" tall = 31" ***
4'5' to 4'8" tall = 32" ***
4'8" to 4'10" tall = 33" ***
4'10" to 5 ft tall = 34" ***
See chart below for additional size measurements.
|Up to 5'
|5' to 5'3"
|5'3" to 5'7"
|5'8" to 5'11"
(36 inches is the most popular size.)
Goalies prefer a shorter and lighter stick than field players because
they play with their stick in one hand.
A midi toe allows for better
reverse stick play and is excellent in allowing the player to get a quicker roll over the ball.
A Maxi toe has about 1/4 inch larger receiving surface than the midi toe making it excellent for drag flicks.
The toe of an indoor stick is flat on the end rather than rounded like
the midi and shorti toes. The flat toe enables a player to get the stick
closer to the floor to better stop the ball since the ball stays on the
ground more indoors than out.
There are no left-handed sticks! All players play "right handed." Left-handed
sticks would be an officials nightmare because it would make it impossible
to determine if a player was using the flat or the rounded side of the
stick. However, being left-handed has its advantages. The left hand, as
the top hand, is the controlling hand, while the right hand is the guiding
hand. A strong left hand is an advantage when trying to tackle an opposing
player with a one handed jab, when turning the stick over for reverse stick
play, and when dodging an opponent on the left.