Well I'll keep you posted about when I get to the level where I get briefings from the FIH myself! I think world cup trumps Essex Div 1. I guess what I'm saying is that the FIH message is not just not filtering down, but coaching at some levels is actively contrary to it (though the coaching did come from a National League umpire). I was looking out for how drilling was managed at the weekend at the indoor nationals, and playing hard through feet was certainly not blown (nor did the TD seem to show any signs of discomfort about playing on from them ;-D). It was only blown when it was drilled specifically into a stick.