As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for loved ones. If you have a field hockey player on your gift list, this post has some great ideas! From parents of kids playing in youth leagues to adult players looking for new gear, there are plenty of suggestions here to suit all budgets.
Hockey Gear Gift ideas
The Quantum Hockey Stick bag is the perfect way to carry all your gear. With two internal compartments, it can hold large volumes of equipment seperate without getting smelly or dirty! There are also additional external pockets for smaller items like shin pads and water bottles that you might want quick access too while on the go.
Waterproof construction keeps any rips at bay so even if it does get wet inside there’s no worries about rain leaking through. This tough-as nails design has been reinforced by ultra durable materials, especially the base where you need it the most.
However, most of all its surprisingly affordable.
A smaller, more compact option is the Movement Hockey Backpack. Designed for players on the go, this will fit everything you need for a match. With seperate internal pockets plus an external stick and drink bottle holder, you’ll be able to chuck this bag on your shoulder and carry your gear to the game hands free.
Playing with poor-quality field hockey balls can cause long-term damage to your hockey stick. Built from PVC, these Kookaburra field hockey balls are ideal for practicing your game in the backyard. Don’t expect them to be game quality, but the price reflects that. Available in different colours, be sure to check which colour they are before ordering.
This is a game-changer for some. Not enough room to practice your hitting in the backyard? Or just sick of running to collect the balls? The McHom 12ft x 9ft Sports Barrier Net is the solution.
A unique fold-up design allows you to be up and practicing in minutes. Put it in your garden and practice with the knowledge your windows aren’t at risk (please don’t quote me on that!) Constructed with double netting, standing 12 feet high, it’s a great net to practice shooting strokes on without the need to be always chasing after wayward balls.
Stakes are provided to peg the net down on grass, but you’ll need to put some weights on it when on hard surfaces. Best of all, it’s not very expensive!
I love these training gems, they’re a great affordable gift for a very small outlay. Split them into a row with intermittent gaps and dribble around them like a pro. Balance a stick between two and practice your jink steal. Comes with a carry handle to keep them all together.
This gift is a must have for the budding or serious field hockey player.
Designed to increase bloodflow to your muscles, Calf Compression Socks enable the muscles to perform better, while helping to wash out lactic acid build up. Furthermore, they can reduce the risk of injury!
Featuring a ring of silicone gel at the top, they will remain comfortably in place while you play.
Dragon Hockeys Calf Compression Socks make a perfect budget gift for all players that play regularly.
Available in many colours, these light weight fabric t-shirts are proving a hit. The cotton polyester blend guarantees ultimate breathability so that you can stay cool and comfortable, even in the harshest of conditions!
Designed to easily transport your hockey gear, even on planes. This cool black bag is padded and waterproof.
It can easily hold 4 sticks, so you can carry your girlfriend’s sticks too. Or she can carry yours! Inside there’s a handy water bottle holder and two large internal compartments for all gear. One of which is ventilated for breathability, so should you be carrying half-time oranges there’ll be good.
The price is actually less than you’d think too. Quite reasonable for a bag that can fit it all.
For the aspiring elite field hockey player, this handy piece of kit will allow your friend or family member a portable option for shooting practice. Not just with hockey balls, but a whole variety of ball sports also.
Doubling as a simple practice net to hit against, with a targeted option to practice those flicks. For the more serious player who has space to train this trainer is a great piece of hockey kit, and surprisingly affordable!
Although this choice has traversed the field hockey/ice hockey divide, you can play it without getting cold and in many ways it’s similar. The old fun of swinging a wood stick is there, the challenge of beating the opposition, and the buzz of putting something in the back of a net is there.
I’ve played this for a few hours and it’s great fun. It’ll draw you back for more again and again.
A great game for a man cave, woman cave, or a bedroom if you ask me.
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Christmas Ideas For Field Hockey Players
The season for giving is not far off. Supermarkets have been playing carols since November. It’s that one time of the year that many of us become the people we hoped we always would be as a spirit of Christmas makes us kinder and all round better spirited. Then comes the head scratching and soul searching for present ideas as the 25 th slips closer and closer. Budgets are assessed, money to spend per family member is pre planned. Finally by the 25 th parcels are shipped and all you have to do is sit back and wait for your accolades as pink faced relatives, one after the other bestow you with their hearty thanks.
Rewind to the head scratching. Usually, I would stare endlessly, blank faced at a jumping Amazon page on my laptop screen. What does my Mum really want for Christmas? Surely she has it all? What does brother Charley want? Then your mind slips to their hobbies and passions. This is where my following list comes in. I am taking for granted you’re looking at this page because you are a field hockey player or you want to be or your friend is a player. I digress, at Christmas you’ll want to give the hockey player something special. Here are some tips that may save you some time for other Christmas going on’s like making mince pies or eating them…