Looking to make your grounds hockey-ready but unsure where to start? Stadia Sports is here with another buying guide full of expert advice on hockey goals and netting!
What Hockey Goal Size Do I Need?
The standard hockey goal size is 12 ft wide and 7 ft tall (approx. 3.66m x 2.13m). However, we can manufacture goals in a range of dimensions so that you get a hockey goal perfect for your desired use and application. As a general rule, there are three main factors you should consider when buying hockey goals online:
Match or Training Purposes?
Each of our hockey goals can be made to various specifications and they all fall into one of the following types: match (sometimes referred to as regulation) or training goals.
A match goal needs to meet all the standards set out by the governing body. On the other hand, hockey training goals aren’t necessarily made to meet these standards, thus decreasing the cost through reduced specification.
What Material is Best for Hockey Goals?
Our hockey goal posts are typically available in either aluminium or steel. Aluminium is the choice for professional or high level hockey games, whereas hard-wearing steel is used for amateur level play. For quality reasons, the aluminium goals tend to be more expensive.
Some suppliers also offer PVC hockey goals. These are better suited for indoor use as they are not as hard-wearing.
What’s the Difference Between Hockey Goal Locations?
Hockey goals can be supplied freestanding or socketed. Self-weighted and freestanding goals can be mobile, and often come with wheels.
The self-weighted hockey goal is the ideal choice for MUGAs and 3G pitches in which the goals need to be self-anchored in addition to moving in and out of position.
Socketed and wheel-less hockey goals are generally used on natural surfaces. The same goes for pitches specifically dedicated to hockey, where you’re unlikely to need to move the goals. This is a more significant investment.
Remember: You must anchor freestanding goals to meet the British Standard in relation to tipping weight.
Furthermore, we also offer a specialised goal which is ideal for indoor hockey. The indoor hockey goal is portable wheelaway and available with backboards at two different heights.
What Hockey Nets Do I Need?
Hockey Net Size
Our hockey nets are 3.7m x 2.1m with a 1.4m runback (top & bottom) with 45mm knotted mesh. This is the standard / regulation hockey net size.
They’re the perfect partner for our hockey goals, whether that be steel or aluminium, freestanding or socketed, and for use in any location.
Hockey Netting Material: Twisted or Braided?
Our 3mm thick netting is braided polyethene ideal for competition and match use.
On the other hand, some suppliers offer 2mm thick netting in twisted polyethene. This less durable, but suitable for schools or multi-sport clubs if the hockey equipment is to be used less frequently.
Should you require more information, you can contact our experts via telephone or email using the links at the top of the page. They’ll be happy to talk through your needs and options.
You can also browse our full range of hockey goals and hockey nets online, alongside our pitch-side accessories.