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Mandatory Field Hockey Equipment

  • Field Hockey Stick
  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Protective Eyewear (optional)


Sporting Stores and Online Store that carry field hockey sticks:

Burke Sporting Goods (5616 Ox Road, Fairfax Station)

Dicks Sporting Goods (Dulles Town Center)

Lax World(5799 Burke Centre Pkwy Burke)

Sports Her Way (3209 Duke St. Alexandria)

Longstreth Sporting Goods (www.longstreth.com)



Field Hockey Stick
There are many different field hockey sticks available for purchase.  The best stick is based on personal preference and comfort.   The length of the field hockey stick is generally based on the height of the player.  Although some players may wish to play with a longer or shorter stick, in general the top of the stick should reach approximately 1" below the player's hip bone.  Use the following table as a guideline:




Stick Length Height
27" 3'3" and under
28" 3'3" to 3'6"
29" 3'6" to 3'9"
30" 3'9" to 4'
31" 4' to 4'3"
32" 4'3" to 4'6"
33" 4'6" to 4'9"
34" 4'9" to 5'
35" 5' to 5'3"
36" 5'3" to 5'7"
37" 5'7" to 5'10"

Great Falls Field Hockey recommends that an inexpensive beginner stick be purchased, especially for the younger player because the girls will quickly outgrow their stick.