If you’re new to the game -- welcome! We can help you find the gear you need to get started in your first hockey league. On SidelineSwap, you can find youth hockey sticks in a range of top Jaron Jersey Jersey Brown Seattle Sale Official Team Authentic Nfl Seahawks; from Bauer, to CCM, or even Warrior and Easton, we have new and used hockey sticks that will fit any player’s budget. First things first: what gear do you need before you hop on the ice?
There are a few specific things you need to take into consideration when you buy a hockey stick. Important sticks specs include flex, curve, lie and stick length.
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Next up on the shopping list: hockey skates. Be sure to consult the sizing chart from the manufacturer of skates you’re looking to buy. Hockey skates should have a snug fit, but shouldn’t be too tight. If your skates are too big, you run the risk of getting blisters; in addition, you’ll sacrifice stability and wind up skating with incorrect form. As a general rule of thumb, your hockey skate size should be around 1-1.5 sizes smaller than your street shoes. We’ve got hockey skates ranging in size, from youth hockey skates to senior hockey skates.
Today, all hockey players -- from the youth level to the collegiate and professional levels -- are required to wear helmets. We carry youth hockey helmets as well as helmets for elite level players. Popular hockey helmet brands include Bauer and CCM. Specifically, we’d recommend checking out the Bauer Re-Akt or the CCM FitLite helmet. The correct way to size a hockey helmet is to measure the circumference of your head. Once you determine this measurement, consult the sizing chart of the manufacturer you’re interested in. Your helmet should feel snug, but not too tight. If it rattles when you shake your head, it’s too loose -- adjust it so that it’s tighter, or try a smaller size.
Hockey glove sizes are based on single inch measurements, such as 13”, 14” and 15”. To find your size, measure the distance from the base of your palm to the tip of your middle finger and multiply the measurement (in inches) by two. Your wrist should be fully covered by the cuff of the glove and your fingertips shouldn't protrude past the end of the glove’s fingertips. Gloves that are too small won't offer you adequate protection, while gloves that are too large will inhibit mobility. Youth hockey gloves are sized in a similar way - a 10" glove, for example, is suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 11. Check out hockey gloves from CCM, Bauer and Reebok on SidelineSwap.
Especially for beginners, it’s crucial to be fully protected when you’re out on the ice. Hockey is a rough sport. Players need properly fitted shoulder pads, elbow pads and shin pads to stay safe during practices and games. For youth players, we strongly recommend wearing a neck guard as well to protect against errant skates and wild sticks. You can find protective hockey gear from Bauer, CCM, Easton and other brands on our site. Popular models of hockey pads include Bauer’s Vapor 1X shoulder pads and elbow pads, or the Supreme 1S shoulder and elbow pads. CCM’s Jetspeed FT1 pads offer a great lightweight option. For comfortable, pro-level protection, consider checking out the CCM SuperTacks line of pads.