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Open field play

  • Ensure players are aware of and understand the principles of play
  • Ensure players understand the importance of evasion and attacking space rather than opting for contact
  • Construct sessions to encourage evasion rather than contact skills
  • Use key points to improve the players’ invasion and evasion skills in a safe manner
  • Avoid gender, size, age and experience mismatches when introducing and developing skills
  • Focus on one or two key points at a time - don’t try to coach too many key factors at once