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Competitive Field Hockey Sticks

Your field hockey stick is your main weapon out there on the field. It's your central connection to the ball, and an extension of your personal talents. When you're looking for a new field hockey stick you need to find the one that best suits your talents, skills, personal style, and budget. But how do you decide, and what are you really looking for? Is a $30 stick so much worse than a $100 one? What size is best for you? Does your position matter? Which brand is the best?

Sports Unlimited stocks a vast array of field hockey sticks for the competitive player. These sticks are designed for middle school or high school players, and are built for high levels of performance without requiring an elite skill level. But with such a large collection of sticks, even competitive players can get confused on how to choose the best stick for them. Well, we're here to help you along and match you to the perfect field hockey stick, so you can wield the best tool when you take on the competition out there. 

First off, it's important to learn more about how to choose the best field hockey stick, how sticks are priced, sized, built, and designed, so you can make the most informed decision.

Secondly, I can't believe we're saying this as a retailer, but just because you spend a lot on a stick, doesn't mean it's the best stick out there or the best stick for you. Generally, the more expensive a stick, the more rigid, powerful, and in turn, less forgiving it is. In other words, if you spend a good amount of money on a stick, you're giving yourself less room for error, and are going to need a higher level of skill to perform effectively with it. When looking for a competitive level stick, it's important that you find the stick that will compliment your style of play, and your inherent skill, instead of just going for the really expensive one that must be the best. Trust us, we'd rather you have a great stick that's perfect for your game, than make a few extra bucks.

At Sports Unlimited, we bring you field hockey sticks from some of the top brands in the industry today. Each of these brands offers and specializes in certain benefits, technologies, and features that make for different field hockey sticks. Most competitive players have a brand preference, so it's important to understand what each brand offers.

  • Grays field hockey sticks have long been the choice of the US field hockey team, and with their medium weights and turbo torque technology, feature incredible power with less effort. Their anti-torque technology increases the stability of their sticks and gives them an incredibly soft feel.

  • STX field hockey sticks feature the patented Encore system, built to contain vibrations for a more comfortable game. This system is designed to reduce vibration by more than twice the amount reduced by earlier technologies and techniques. Their other various sticks feature back weighting, perimeter weighting, and cavity backs, depending on your style of play.

  • Dita field hockey sticks have been the long-time choice of the worlds best field hockey players. Known internationally for their light sticks, excellent handing and head speed, Dita is tough to beat.

Coming soon to Sports Unlimited, two of the most elite brands in the world of field hockey arrive; TK, from Germany, and Gryphon from Australia. These companies are known for creating light and powerful field hockey sticks. Look for them soon, to add to Sports Unlimited's already impressive selection of field hockey gear.

So browse through our huge selection and we're sure you'll find the perfect field hockey stick for you, at the best price out there! And if you ever have any questions, you can always contact our helpful customer service department at 1-800-693-6383, and they'll guide you in the right direction. You can always consult your coach too, and they'll help you make the right decision.

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