There have been recent inquiries
regarding the compliance of adidas field hockey sticks per NFHS Field Hockey
Rule 1-6-4, “…the player’s stick shall not exceed a bow of 25mm, which must be
visible and permanently labeled on the stick.” The adidas products are labeled
as i.e. Center 17, Center 24, Xtreme 17 or Xtreme 24 which refers to the bow
measurement. Adidas chose to place the
stick’s bow measurement in the name of the product. That practice is permissible. The adidas products that have that nomenclature
are compliant with NFHS rules.