If youre just learning how to play, go to your local sporting goods store, and you can find a basic stick for around 30 dollars. If you know someone that has an old stick they wouldnt mind letting you borrow his or hers, even better. Understand that the mens and womens games differ significantly, meaning that the male stick is much different than the female stick.There are three main components of a stick The head. This is the (usually plastic) piece at the top of the stick that the ball is controlled with.The mesh. This is the rope inlay inside the head, known also as the stringing. Mesh helps you field, catch, and throw balls.The shaft. Traditionally made out of wood, shafts nowadays are made of strong metal alloys and have varying weights and strength.