Equipment

Grades 2 & 3

  • Shin Guards
  • Gym Shoes
  • Mouth Guards (optional)
  • Sticks will be provided

Grades 4 & Up

  • Field Hockey Stick - height of the stick should be based roughly on length from foot to hip bone - hold the stick up to one leg and make sure the top of the stick goes up to about the hip bone, not more than an inch higher or lower. All field hockey sticks are right handed, but lefties can play just fine! See the Longstreth stick guide for more information on choosing the right stick: https://www.longstreth.com/field-hockey/how-to-choose-a-field-hockey-stick.asp
  • Goggles - If worn, field hockey goggles must meet the ASTM F2713-09 standard. As of 2020, goggles are optional. Lacrosse goggles do not meet the ASTM F2713-09 standard.
  • Shin Guards - Field hockey shin guards should cover both inner and outer ankle bones. Soccer shin guards do not provide enough ankle protection and are therefore not permitted.
  • Mouth Guard - Must be of a color other than white or clear for officiated games. A special mouth guard can be purchased to fit over braces.
  • Water Bottle - Full of water!!!!
  • Footwear - Basic gym shoes are fine until middle school; cleats are great for grass if you have them. Once players reach the competitive level (6th grade+), soccer-style cleats are essential for play on grass. On turf, athletes can wear soccer-style cleats, a special turf shoe or athletic shoes like cross trainers. No cleats with spikes or running spikes.

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