Hockey is one of the fastest growing games there is with more and more people taking up the sport, especially after the recent Olympic games where hockey was one of the most watched sports. There is sure to be a hockey club near you if you are interested in taking up the sport, and the best thing of all is that you don’t need much hockey equipment to get started.
If you already play the game you will know that there is lots of different hockey equipment to choose from, but if you are new to the game here are some of the things you may need. Hockey sticks come in varying different sizes ranging from young children all the way up to full sized ones for adults and professionals. They are made from the latest high-performance composite materials as well as the more traditional wooden ones.
When it comes to footwear trainers are the required footwear. The majority of hockey games these days are played on artificial Astroturf, so trainers that have good grip are essential. You will also want to make sure your shoes are comfortable and offer good protection from flying hockey sticks and fast flying hockey balls.
Other types of hockey equipment you may need are things like shin pads, mouth guards and protective gloves. Hockey is a very fast flowing game so protecting yourself is vitally important. It can also be quite physical so things like shin pads and mouth guards are one of the first things you should consider buying if you are looking to play the game seriously.
There is lots of other field hockey safety equipment available with shorts, socks, shirts and other types of clothing on sale. Bags and balls can be bought too, again with a wide range of choice available.
There are many great sports shops dotted around our towns and cities, all of whom sell hockey equipment of some sort. The internet though has many great websites selling hockey equipment, websites that have everything little thing associated with the hockey you can think of, and at very competitive prices as well.