Offensive obstruction example: “shielding the ball from a legitimate tackle with any part of the body”

In this example we can take a look at an attacker shielding the ball from an opponent which turned out to be a free hit for the defence.

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net


2) In the next action, when another defender attempts to take the ball away, the attacker starts to shield the ball and push the opponents in order to protect the ball:obstruction-2


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