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Stick Buying Guide

TECHNICAL DETAILS - Positional Relevance
In our opinion, a specific position does not warrant a specific stick, it is the skill set of the player that dictates the type of stick that should be used. But there are times when an end user asks the question - "my son / daughter is a beginner defender. What stick should they have?" (Insert any combination of age / agility . Gender / position)

To aid the answering of that process we asked a selection of current international coaches who have no affiliation to the brand to grade the skills that they think are relevant to positions. The top 5 skills that came from that research are listed below.

DEFENSIVE POSITIONAL ATTRIBUTES
1
Ability to aerial / overhead
 
2
Ability to pass over long distances
 
4=
Ability to tackle
 
4=
Hard hitting
 
5
Ability to run with the ball / eliminate
 
 
 
MIDFIELD POSITIONAL ATTRIBUTES
1
Ability to run with the ball / eliminate
 
2
Ability to pass over short distances
 
3
Ability to receive the ball on the move
 
4
Ability to tackle
 
5
Hard Hitting
 
 
 
ATTACKING POSITIONAL ATTRIBUTES
1
Ability to run with the ball / eliminate
 
2
Ability to receive the ball on the move
 
3
Hard hitting
 
4
Ability to pass over short distances
 
5
Ability to tackle

 

Based on the criteria received from those coaches, we have then made product recommendations for the 2019 / 2020 range to allocate products to positions and abilities so you can accurately offer products to those customers.

    DEFENDER MIDFIELD ATTACK
BEGINNER YOUNG PLAYER / CHILD GENESIS 0.4 HERO (WOOD) GENESIS 0.4 HERO (WOOD) GENESIS 0.4 HERO (WOOD)
  GENESIS 0.3 HERO (COMPOSITE) GENESIS 0.3 HERO (COMPOSITE) GENESIS 0.3 HERO (COMPOSITE)
  GENESIS 0.2 GENESIS 0.2 GENESIS 0.2
       
YOUTH GENESIS 0.2 / 0.1 GENESIS 0.3 / 0.2 / 0.1 GENESIS 0.2 / 0.1
  GENESIS PRO GENESIS PRO GENESIS PRO
  EVOLUTION 0.8 NEON    
       
ADULT EVOLUTION 0.9 EVOLUTION 0.9 EVOLUTION 0.9
  EVOLUTION 0.8  EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.8
  EVOLUTION 0.7   EVOLUTION 0.7
       
INTERMEDIATE YOUNG PLAYER / CHILD GENESIS 0.2 / 0.1 GENESIS 0.2 / 0.1 GENESIS 0.2 / 0.1
  GENESIS PRO GENESIS PRO GENESIS PRO
  EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.9
       
YOUTH EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.8
  EVOLUTION 0.7 EVOLUTION 0.6 MID EVOLUTION 0.7
  EVOLUTION 0.6 MID EVOLUTION 0.5 HEX EVOLUTION 0.6 MID
       
ADULT EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.8
  EVOLUTION 0.7   EVOLUTION 0.7
  EVOLUTION 0.6 - MID EVOLUTION 0.6 - ULT EVOLUTION 0.6 - ULT
  EVOLUTION 0.5 - PRO EVOLUTION 0.5 - PRO EVOLUTION 0.5 - PRO
       
ADVANCED YOUNG PLAYER / CHILD GENESIS PRO GENESIS PRO GENESIS PRO
  EVOLUTION 0.9 EVOLUTION 0.9 EVOLUTION 0.9
  EVOLUTION 0.8  EVOLUTION 0.8 NEON EVOLUTION 0.8 
  EVOLUTION 0.6 MID   EVOLUTION 0.7
       
YOUTH EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.8 EVOLUTION 0.7
  EVOLUTION 0.7 EVOLUTION 0.6 ULT EVOLUTION 0.6 MID
  EVOLUTION 0.6 EVOLUTION 0.5 EVOLUTION 0.5 PRO
  EVOLUTION 0.5 EVOLUTION 0.3 EVOLUTION 0.4
  EVOLUTION 0.3    
       
ADULT EVOLUTION 0.5 EVOLUTION 0.5 EVOLUTION 0.4
  EVOLUTION 0.4 EVOLUTION 0.3 EVOLUTION 0.3
  EVOLUTION 0.3 EVOLUTION 0.2 HEX EVOLUTION 0.2
  EVOLUTION 0.2 PRO EVOLUTION 0.2 PRO EVOLUTION 0.2 HEX
  EVOLUTION 0.1 EVOLUTION 0.1 EVOLUTION 0.1