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The Ultimate Field Hockey Gift Guide & 2020 Wishlist

Looking for some last-minute gift ideas or planning for your 2020 wishlist? Check out all our top picks for gear, athleisure and accessories below!

GEAR

1. New Stick

Starting off with the obvious, a new stick to set the tone for your 2020 game. Below are four different, versatile options, each designed with a specific player in mind. Find your perfect fit:

For the striker with a killer drag flick looking to post more points this season — the XT 901 Stick, the favorite of Dutch striker Jeroen Hertzberger.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For the versatile player ready to try something new and experiment with Countervail® technology (some of the best international tennis players swear by it and now we’re integrating it into field hockey sticks) — the RX 901 Stick, Olympic Gold Medalist and Team Great Britain midfielder Shona McCallin’s weapon of choice.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For the power player who wants a balanced bow shape, also featuring Countervail® technology — the HPR 901,Team USA’s Alyssa Parker’s stick pick.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For the high-impact player who wants increased stability for hits and block tackles — the XPR 901 Stick, a go-to pick for the elite defender.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Protective Gear & Accessories

Stallion 800 Shin Guards – For optimal comfort and protection, these shin guards are the perfect upgrade from your current pair.

Sidewinder Bag – To carry your change of clothes, protective gear, extra hair ties (a necessity), and of course snacks — a favorite among STX athletes, including German defender Nike Lorenz

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Buying for a beginner or wondering what gear to ask for as a first-time player? Check out our Junior Field Hockey Starter Pack – aimed at setting you up for success right off the bat. 

ATHLEISURE

3. New Sneakers - Up your shoe game with the Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 sneaker — perfect for running, training and everyday wear.

4. Shorts – The Nike Tempo running shorts minimize sweat build-up and feature a classic fit. Another option is the Nike Flex Stride running short for a stretchy, flexible fit.

5. Leggings – The possibilities are endless but these Nike Fast cropped leggings are among the best for running and training.  

6. Joggers – These STX logo joggers can outfit you from the couch to the sidelines. Plus, they can easily slide over your uniform before and after practice.

ESSENTIALS

7. Headbands – Check out this pack of eight skinny elastic headbands that comes with a variety of colors to spruce up your gameday look and keep the hair out of your eyes.

8. Official Game Balls – Stay prepared with this assorted National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) approved ball set (seven in each set).

9. Hydroflask Water Bottle – This 32-oz. stainless steel Hydroflask water bottle is the perfect gift for any athlete. The insulation is next-level and keeps your fluids at the optimum temperature.

Want to do a little more research? Here’s Netherlands’ striker Jeroen Hertzberger’s XT 901 gear review + GB midfielder Shona McCallin’s take on the RX 901.