Here are a few ways to help you choose your stick length:
- To measure a child hold the hockey stick at their side. It should be just under their belly button.
- If you can't decide between two sizes, consider your child’s position. Defenders sometimes prefer a longer stick for a longer reach in tackling and better power when slapping. A shorter stick improves stick handling skills so could be considered for more attacking players.
- Once a young person reaches the age of approximately 13 they will be in a full size stick ie 36.5”(1,6m), so you do not need to measure the stick to your hip or belly button once you reach this height.
- The majority of hockey players use a 36.5” stick but many prefer the extra reach and power of a 37.5" and some even prefer a 38.5".
1m – 1,35m
1,35m – 1,45m
1,45m – 1,55m
1,55m – 1,6m
NOTE: If you are 1,75m you don’t have to use a 37.5″ stick, it is a matter of personal choice and equally someone under 1,6m may prefer a slightly longer Hockey stick and opt for the 37.5″, in our experience the majority of Hockey players us a 36.5″.