## FAQ: How To Measure A Field Hockey Stick?

To measure, you should hold your stick at your side and the top should be 2 inches below your waist. The Dutch method is based on holding the head of the stick in your armpit. The stick should end near the middle of your kneecap. Field hockey sticks’ length varies from 28” to 38”.

## How do you measure a hockey stick?

Sticks are measured in one of two ways: either from the top of the shaft to the blade when it’s on its toe and against a wall, or from the top of the shaft straight to the heel. Remember: if you’re measuring sticks in your street shoes, it’s going to feel about 3-4 inches shorter on the ice.

## How do you measure a child for a hockey stick?

HOCKEY STICK LENGTH GUIDE

1. Junior Hockey Sticks are available in sizes 24” up to full size 36.5”.
2. To measure a child (5 Ft 2” or under) hold the hockey stick at their side and it should be at their hip or belly button.
3. If you cannot decide between two lengths, you should consider your child’s position.
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## How do you fit a field hockey stick?

When choosing a field hockey stick, select the length that you can control comfortably. Place the index finger of your right hand on your right hip bone. Place your middle and ring finger next to your index finger. The top of the stick should approximately reach the side of your ring finger.

## How are Bauer hockey sticks measured?

(NOTE: Stick length is measured from the stick’s heel point of contact with the playing surface to the top of the shaft.)

## How is Flex stick calculated?

HOW TO CALCULATE HOCKEY STICK FLEX

1. Divide the player’s weight (in lbs.) by two. Example: for a player who weighs 180 lbs., 180 ÷ 2 = 90.
2. Adjust for strength and height. Round up for taller and stronger players.
3. Adjust for stick length. If adding more than 3 inches, go up in flex.

## Can you cut down a field hockey stick?

having the proper stick length can drastically affect your game. A trimmed down stick will now “feel” stiffer because there is less room between your hands, and by cutting down the stick you have lost leverage. When you shorten your hockey stick, it will perform more like a stick with a higher flex number.

## What is the toe of a hockey stick?

The toe is the very end of the blade, and it comes in two basic shapes: round and square, as Figure 4 shows. The difference is that a square toe offers more blocking area and the round toe gives more puck control at the tip. Finally, the “lie” is the angle the blade makes relative to the shaft.

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## How do you measure a hockey stick without skates?

A good way to measure your stick is to stand, without skates in your stocking feet, on a flat surface. Place the toe of your stick on the ground between your feet. Lean the stick straight up-and-down so the handle of the stick touches the tip of your nose.

## What size field hockey shin guards do I need?

Choosing a good shin guard is essential in proper leg and knee protection. To determine your size, measure the length of the shin when your leg is bent at a 90 degree angle from the center of the knee cap to the top of the boot of the skate. A proper fit enables the knee to sit directly in the center of the kneecap.

## How do I choose the right hockey stick?

When choosing the right flex, you should consider your weight, playing style, and personal preference. But as a general rule, choose a stick with a flex that’s one-half of your body weight, rounded down. So a 160-pound player should use around a 75 flex stick.