—There will be sticks on hand to borrow. We will also have a limited amount of goggles and shinguards.—


Hit The Net Sports 141 Great Road, Acton, MA

the only store in the Northeast that has “demo” sticks that you can try at the store. They also have a Shooting Cage with turf next to the store in order to really get a feel for the stick before you buy.

Tricon Sports 415 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421

Play it Again Sports


According to, "There is not an exact science when it comes to choosing the correct length of a field hockey stick. Players have different preferences based on their level of play and what feels best to them. The most common method by which a stick can be chosen is based on a height chart."

For a comprehensive guide to buying a field hockey stick visit

BRANDS: Adidas, Grays, Dita, TK, Voodoo, STX


All legal eyewear for competition must be permanently labeled with the ASTM 2713 stamp to meet NFHS standard. Field hockey goggles must have the front vertical bars.

📣For those new to the sport, if you are already in possession of lacrosse goggles that's fine. It is not until one becomes competitive that we would ask you to make the financial investment in field hockey goggles.


What to wear? Shoes that provide traction to maximize performance and minimize slipping. No baseball/softball/lacrosse cleats.

For beginners, sneakers with traction or soccer cleats.

For intermediate and advanced players, turf shoes or cleats.


Lightweight shell with raised central spine to reduce shin injuries.

Paired with rash guards under and socks over.

rashguards: try Hocsocx


Hard plastic and heavy foam

Protective cups protect ankle bones, while padding cushions the front of the ankle.

Use in place of game socks with a variety of school colors available.


If you are going to buy one, you might as well buy two. Often lost, this piece of equipment must be molded to allow for clear communication.

for the Cadillac of mouthguards, try SISU NextGEN—Custom fit, remoldable, and can be fitted with braces *always consult with orthodontist


Field Hockey goalies wear a helmet, neck guard, safety pants, leg guards and kickers, hand protectors, and upper body protector, and a goalie stick.