Choosing a Stick

HOW TO SELECT YOUR FIRST STICK (to download this information, click - Choosing Your First Stick)
Floorball is the perfect game for both youth and adult players and it is very inexpensive. The most important piece of equipment is the stick. There are many factors that go into choosing a stick, but for your first stick purchase, only two are important - side (handedness) and length.

#1 Most Important - Which Side?

Your shooting side has NO RELATION to whether you are right handed or left handed.

Use this tip to define your side: Close your eyes and think which way you hold a shovel. In most cases this is how you hold a floorball stick as well.

Shooting LEFT means you hold your LEFT hand lower on the stick than your right hand and the stick is on the LEFT side of your body. The example below is of a left shooting player. (photo courtesy of Adam Troy)

Shooting RIGHT means you hold your RIGHT hand lower on the stick than your left hand and the stick is on the RIGHT side of your body.
Mikko Vaha-Vahe
#2 Correct Stick Length

If the stick is held in front of you, blade against the floor, the stick should reach 1-2 inches above your belly button.

NOTE: ALL FLOORBALL STICKS ARE MEASURED IN CENTIMETERS (cm).

A shorter stick provides better ball control but a longer stick gives you better reach. Ball control can be challenging if your stick is too long. Playing with a stick that is too short may put pressure on your back.

If the stick is held in front of you, blade against the floor, the stick should reach 1-2 inches above your belly button.
Stick Sizing Stick Size Table
What do all these numbers mean?

It is not uncommon for floorball sticks to have two sets of measurements on them. The smaller measurement refers to only the shaft, while the larger measurement is the overall length of the shaft and blade combined. The common measurement almost always referred to is the SMALLER number. For example, if you see a stick that says 96/107cm, that would be considered a 96 cm stick. Above is a chart with recommended stick length for each player's height. The common stick length has been outlined.

Want to make it easier? Choose a popular beginner stick based on your height from one below...

4'5"- 5'11"X3M Campus M-Blade or Wooloc Force 3.2 (75 cm, 80 cm, 87 cm, or 96 cm)
6'- 6'2"X3M Campus 30, 100 cm
6'2"+2016 Salming Matrix Hockey Canada, 103 cm