What is the correct distance between players ? The answer depends on the standard of polo. A perfect team when anticipating a pass from their N°4, should adjust positions so that :
– a short strike will reach N°3
– an average shot will find N°2
– the best hit will travel to N°1
In many teams, N°2 is often too far from the barrier and too close to N°1. `
This formula will increase depth in attack and defence, while encouraging the better midfield players to include N°1 and 4 in the proceedings.