This works with kids as a very rough guide but here you’ll read a more accurate method.
There are a few theories on how to measure hockey stick size. The most popular is that you stand a field hockey stick next to the player and you want the top of it to come up to the hip bone. This works with kids as a very rough guide but below you’ll read a more accurate method. This will work for both adults and kids fieldhockey sticks.
1) Does the stick interfere with the body? Children are often keen to get a bigger stick - they won’t always need one. If it is too big the handle will jab them in the stomach when they use it.
2) Are they bending over too far? Hockey is played in a squat position, or as some call it “The Toilet Seat Position”. They should have a straight back when playing with minimal bend of the spine. If they are having to bend over too much it will be obvious.
3) Is it comfortable? This is the most important part. If the player can use the stick without difficulty then you are on to a winner!
Simon Webb, UK Field Hockey Leader:
The Hockey Family is a concept I believe in whole heartedly. I’ve played hockey all over the world and the bond we share is unique. It’s a sport of respect, fun, athleticism and equality. I’ve been lucky to manage at international and national level, umpire regional competitive games and national league friendlies, volunteer in European and Olympic competitions, be a journalist & photographer.
By being part of the Decathlon Field Hockey Project I am so happy to help millions of people enjoy the sport I love and live! Nothing thrills me more than to hear stories of hockey so please get in contact!