To start playing field hockey, you will need the following essential gear:
- Field Hockey Stick: Choose a stick that suits your height, playing style, and skill level. Sticks are available in different lengths, weights, and materials. We're pretty good at helping you pick the right one, so get in touch for some advice.
- Shin Guards: Protect your shins from accidental hits and collisions by wearing field hockey-specific shin guards. They provide cushioning and support to minimize the risk of injury. Note: It helps to have a pair of long socks to wear over the shinpads to keep them in place.
- Mouthguard: Safeguard your teeth and mouth with a proper fitting mouthguard. It helps protect against dental and oral injuries caused by impact during the game.
- Shoes: Invest in a good pair of field hockey shoes that offer excellent traction and stability on the turf. These shoes have specialized soles to enhance grip and prevent slippage while running and making quick turns. For beginners, a pair of cross trainers with plenty of grip can also suffice.
Remember to check with your local field hockey association or club to ensure compliance with any specific gear regulations they may have. There is plenty of other gear that can be helpful and offer more protection however the above is just the essentials to get going.
For juniors and seniors we have starter packs available check them out here