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10-17-2009, 06:52 PM
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Stick size for kid

Hello everybody, my cousin has recently started playing hockey (first year) hes currently in Atom and I was just wondering whats the ideal stick size for him , to help with his skating? I always used a stick to a chin but somebody recently told me to put it lower for him?

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Hello everybody, my cousin has recently started playing hockey (first year) hes currently in Atom and I was just wondering whats the ideal stick size for him , to help with his skating? I always used a stick to a chin but somebody recently told me to put it lower for him?

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The 'rule of thumb' is for a stick to reach to the nose without skates and to the chin with skates on. However, players who like full control when stickhandling or passing might prefer a shorter stick, while players like d-men who needs a good pokesheck might prefer a longer stick.

Its a ll Personal choice, but for a beginner in atom, I suggest you stick to the rule of thumb

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Hello everybody, my cousin has recently started playing hockey (first year) hes currently in Atom and I was just wondering whats the ideal stick size for him , to help with his skating? I always used a stick to a chin but somebody recently told me to put it lower for him?

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My rule of thumb was lighter stick to the chin if I played forward, heavier stick to the top of the nose (or just under it) if I played defence. Lower sticks will make the player lean a bit more forward which may affect his skating. For some they prefer the lean forward for the added benefit of increased puck handling abilities.

Honestly scrummage around for a few throw away sticks at different heights and let him play a game of pick up or use the different heights in practice. Eventually he'll find the height he prefers.

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