Use the umpire to your advantage it will pay dividends with more
Play to the umpire’s whistle! This means the team’s strategy and individual play must adjust to
the umpire’s ruling and calls whether the calls are right or wrong. For example, the umpire may call
a long three feet or not pick up obstructions or offside.
If a player doesn’t adjust to the umpire’s whistle she will eventually become rattled and lose concentration
effectively putting this team member momentarily out of play because she is upset by the umpire’s decision.
Your team now only has six players fully effective on court until the upset player composes herself again.
I have seen too many teams lose games they should have won all because players’ concentration is averted at
umpire’s poor calls. It only takes one turnover through ineffective play for the opposition team to win. Becoming
upset is ineffective play and poor sportsmanship to boot.
Play to the umpire’s whistle and you will be amazed at how many more goals you can score as a fully functional
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This crucial tactic will show you how the professionals get the ball past
the defenders to the goal
Please note: All players swap
between being attackers and defenders depending on which team has possession of the ball. You
need to know how goal shooters work the circle otherwise GA & GS will have all their own
way. Tactics #2 will show you what's going on in the
You have got the ball to the shooters. What next? It is critical all players know how to work the
goal circle to prevent a turnover.
Also learn the goal shooting technique that will have you shooting a high percentage of goals in
any tough competition.