Defending against a female player
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11-29-2012, 08:21 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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this sounds a lot like my beer league. no checking but not no contact. play the women straight up but just know that if you hit one of the women who may or may not be 120 pounds soaking wet then it's possible that you're going to send them flying where a 180 pound guy wouldn't. will you get called for it? maybe but that probably has more to do with size than gender.
is it possible that her male teammates will get in your face? yes but just tell them that you're trying to treat her like everybody else. some guys can't help but come to a woman's "rescue" because it's how they were raised.
I tell all of my male teammates to let me defend myself. it's not worth a 3rd man in and automatic game suspension.
Yeah this, I remember lining a U18 game where a girl got hit (cleanly) and a fight broke out, during which one of the male teammates headbutted the guy who hit the girl. He was banned for the rest of the season.
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