April 13, 2022

What Size Field Hockey Stick Is Right For Me?

What size field hockey stick is right for me?

One of the biggest questions we get asked in-store, online via our live chat and over the phone is…. “what size hockey stick do I need?” or “where should a hockey stick come up to?”. We answer these as simply as we can below.

Measuring a child for a hockey stick

We’ve found a pretty hard and fast rule for junior players.

Measure from the floor to belly button (straight up) in inches and that will give you a fantastic guide. Most brands run through sizes: 24”, 26”, 28”, 30”, 32”, 34” and 35”.

If you’re measuring a junior player and they’re in between sizes we’d always recommend sizing up to the next size where possible to give you more lifespan on a stick.

Once a player goes beyond the 35” stick they then are into senior sizes (see below).

How to measure a field hockey stick?

36.5” hockey sticks for players 5’ 4 and above up to around 5’ 10.

37.5” hockey sticks for players 5’ 10 and above.

The big thing here is that it’s far less important on the two senior sizes than when you were choosing a junior stick

When it comes to deciding this, it is whatever feels most comfortable to play with. We highly recommend coming in store to try out the sticks to see which suits you best. 

Hockey Stick Size Guide

Height (ft)

Length of stick (inches)

Shop by Size



Shop 24” sticks

3’ – 3’ 5”


Shop 26” sticks

3’ 6” – 3’ 10”


Shop 28” sticks

3’ 10” – 4’ 1”


Shop 30” sticks

4’ 1” – 4’ 5”


Shop 32” sticks

4’ 6” – 5’ 0”


Shop 34” sticks

5’ 0” – 5’ 4”


Shop 35” sticks

5’ 4” – 6’ 0”


Shop 36.5” sticks

6’ 0” +


Shop 37.5” sticks

Here’s our summary

Measure floor to belly button (if you’re not sure go up a size in juniors).

Check out our size guide above to give you a great idea.

If you’re over 36” floor to belly button you’re into adult hockey sticks (36.5” sticks or 37.5” sticks).

If you’re very tall and want something a little bigger, a few brands will do 38.5” sticks.

Ready to buy your perfect stick? Shop now

Still want to learn a bit more? Read about choosing the right hockey stick for you.


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