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Hockey Stick Size 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. 

  • 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 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.


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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 choose a 36.5″ Hockey Stick. The best advice we can offer is to try out a few Hockey sticks so that you choose the stick that is most suitable for your position and style of play.

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