Hi, can anyone advise on types of hockey stick? We need one for a beginner playing basic outdoor field hockey on astroturf at secondary school. We have 2 and don't know which is most suitable - one is a wooden Slazenger one off Ebay (a few years old but in v good condition) and one a lighter new Kookaburra one that wasnt expensive. Think it's composite.
What type of sticks are used nowadays in secondary schools/clubs? Are composite sticks used indoors or outdoors?
Hi, the composite stick is the better of the 2. Usually used by people that play more than just school hockey as they are usually more expensive. I would say both are absolutely fine - so she/he should try them both out and see which feels more comfortable for her/him.
The length is more important tbh - it should come up to her hips when she stands up straight. Anything longer or shorter will be a problem.
re the question re composite sticks used indoor and outdoor - indoor sticks are different to outdoor sticks and can't be used outdoors. They are much lighter.
Composite are used in both indoor and outdoor sticks - so the material doesn't matter, but if it's an indoor stick (not as available generally as less people play indoor) then it can't be used outdoors.