Dartboard height and distance for child and adult
Some great responses which really help! I am now considering making a portable oche platform for my son which we can pack away as it is in his bedroom. I can get the materials for free, so cheaper than buying another board and the distance can be easily altered if needed.
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(03-24-2014, 02:30 PM)solan goose Wrote: Some great responses which really help! I am now considering making a portable oche platform for my son which we can pack away as it is in his bedroom. I can get the materials for free, so cheaper than buying another board and the distance can be easily altered if needed.

Sounds good, do a Tutorial with pics if you make it Smile
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One above the other is the best way. I personally dont think a child should throw at adult height or distance as this would be an unnatural dart throw. More like a long lob.
I think a lower board can help with the childs stroke and as the child grows then the height and distance can be increased.
I have just started playing recently with my 6 year old daughter.

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Unicorn on tour ajustable height as he grows,you put your dart board above it
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I have my board at normal height and my oche at 4 feet for increased averages. I would recommend 5 1/2 feet for little ones as there is always a risk of bounce outs. And using a soft tip dart until they learn darts are sharp!
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Had exactly the same dilemma, and after trying various options, found that normal height, and six foot, for a 9 year old, was the best option.

Too far away (regulation distance), tough to get to the board, no accuracy really, although he did manage an 80 finish once Smile

Lowering the height didn't impact the throw or accuracy. As from six foot, with the board at 5 foot 8 to the bull, he had the same throw, similar accuracy.

Just need to monitor now, when to make him move back, at maybe 6 inch increments?!

And playing darts with your son is one of the best things in the world Smile Good for their maths too!!! Avoid electronic scoreboards at all costs!!!
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I'd monitor a 7 year old that's playing with little eye poking missels.
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We have a 3.5 and 4.5 year old. Think that I might get a non-electronic soft tip board for Xmas next year and hang it below my practice board.

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Estimated adult height: g (inches)
Current height: h (inches)

Standard oche length: 93.25 inches 
Standard dart board height (to bull) : 68 inches

Ratio ® = h/g

Example:
Son is 5'2 (62 inches) Estimated adult height (take dads height as good marker) = 6 foot (72 inches)
Ratio = 62/72 = 0.86
Junior oche length = 93.25 * 0.86 = 80.2
Junior dartboard height = 68 * 0.86 =58.5

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That's how I do it....
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Cool, nice first post and welcome to the forum Smile
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If your son is 5'2, I'd stick him on full size oche. I'm a few inches taller than that, wayyyy under 6' and have no trouble on full height and length. A lot of the female players are around 5' and of course the junior players which play at regulation height.

Id only consider adjusting if a player couldn't reach D20 to remove darts lol
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(07-17-2016, 07:46 PM)Alex Wrote: If your son is 5'2, I'd stick him on full size oche. I'm a few inches taller than that, wayyyy under 6' and have no trouble on full height and length. A lot of the female players are around 5' and of course the junior players which play at regulation height.

Id only consider adjusting if a player couldn't reach D20 to remove darts lol
Agree, I'm only 5'4 myself and have no trouble with the height at all.
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My board is in my son's room too, I have it normal height, I just put an otaman by the board so he can get his darts easily. He throws from about 6 foot.
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I came across this post when searching the web for suggestion about board distance and height for young players. I found this thread really useful.
I am an absolute beginner with darts, but me and my sons are building our little Dart-cave after becoming crazy about darts watching Premier League...
If you hit what you are aiming at, it isn't luck.

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(05-23-2019, 04:01 PM)Igor Brusetti Wrote: I came across this post when searching the web for suggestion about board distance and height for young players. I found this thread really useful.
I am an absolute beginner with darts, but me and my sons are building our little Dart-cave after becoming crazy about darts watching Premier League...

You might find this thread interesting as well:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/showthre...?tid=35375

Welcome to the forum BTW.

cheers
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