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  • 41) TEAM

    Watching other members of your team is essential, in order that you can frequently commentate to yourself, before the ball changes direction: “Now in attack, now in defence” etc. This will make you easier for you to

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  • 42) HANDS SOFTLY APPLIED

    Soft, sympathetic hands are easy to apply from a correct seat or half-seat, supported by strong legs. While, in due course, a car can be fitted with new brakes, a new mouth for a pony is unobtainable. By keeping your left hand

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  • 43) PENALTIES AND TACTICS

    Penalties can be awarded from the spot, the centre, the sixty-, forty- and thirty-yard lines, or take the form of a penalty goal, followed by a throw-in ten yards from the goal. The umpires decide witch one to award using three

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  • 44) TURNING INSIDE AN OPPONENT

    In a match, during a ride-off, when the direction of the play suddenly changes; how can you turn in the same direction as the opponent, yet not be left behind ? The answer is by turning inside the opponent. To do this, you have

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  • 45) AVOID HITTING THE PONY

    The neck shot is probably the easiest shot to learn on a wooden horse or when going slowly on a pony, but at speed it becomes the most difficult to perform accurately. This is because it has to be struck across the front of the

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  • 46) HOOKING STICKS DISTANCE

    A hook is necessary when you are in the 25% but it is clear that your relevant opponent has an advantage, in that it is too late for you to win a ride-off and not possible to look for a foul. Hence the priority is to prevent a

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  • 47) THE BACK ROPE

    The back rope tactic provides the greatest scope fr a No. 4 to playmake, while changing defense into attack. It is a manœuvre which the opposition finds difficult to control, especially if the whole rope changes direction in a

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  • 48) WORKING IN A VERTICAL LINE : KEEPING EQUIDISTANT

    If you are a group of four people or less, you should position yourself in a vertical upfield line, equidistant one behind the other, five or six yards apart, or whatever distance is decided by you or your coach. Then, each

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  • 49) FIGURE OF EIGHT

    For the purpose of illustrating this exercise, I will use as an example a group of six people. They should form up in a horizontal line, with the appointed playmaker positioned in one of the middle spots. If numbered from the

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  • 50) CRITIQUE

    How do you know if you are adjusting correctly and quickly enough when playing ? By the results you may reply. But it is possible to win playing badly and to lose playing well, and it is important to know that you can only play

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