Selecting the right length of stick is vitally important if all the skills of hockey are to be developed and performed well. In general, your height determines what length of stick you should use. However there are some benefits in selecting the longest stick that you can control. The more skillful player may want the benefits of extra reach and better vision that longer sticks can offer.
The main points are:
Does the stick feel comfortable?
Is it pressing into my tummy or am I having to bend too low and damage my back?
Can my hands control the head of the stick when I swing to hit the ball or is the head of the stick dominating my hands?
One method to find the correct length of stick is to stand up straight, place the head of the stick under your armpit and find a stick that reaches to the bottom of your kneecap.