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Buying Field Hockey Equipment

The Stick

The stick has a curved head, is rounded on one side and is flat on the left-hand side. The ball can only be touched with the flat side of the stick. The stick is made of hardwood with a minimum weight of 12 ounces and maximum weight of 28 ounces.

Using sticks that are flat on one side and curved on the other, teams hit and dribble a solid plastic ball down the field and try to shoot it past a goalkeeper into a goal cage Shots may only be taken from within the striking circle; a semicircle extending 16 yards from the goal. Stick: Curved toe, hardwood. The ball can only be touched with the flat side of the stick. For information on selecting a Hockey stick click here

The Ball

The ball, slightly larger than a baseball, weighs between 5 1/2 ounces and 5 3/4 ounces with a circumference of 8 13/16 inches to 9 1/4 inches. The hardwood sticks are 36-38 inches long. Players may strike the ball only with the flat side of the stick

Ball: Solid plastic, weighing between 5 1/2 ounces and 5 3/4 ounces with a circumference of 8 13/16 inches to 9 1/4 inches

Goal Cages: The goal cages are each seven feet high and 12 feet wide.
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