Two areas that I am looking for advice. First Point I was umpiring a badgers game (Men and boys under 15) and one of the younger players played the ball whilst laying on the ground (by playing, I mean a swing at the ball as the attacker was trying to go round him) I blow for a foul and I also thought it looked dangerous. I was challenged by their umpire as to why I had blown it at half time, I said that I thought a field player could not play the ball with three point of contact with the ground, my colleague said that that was only for indoor hockey. Advice please, is it illegal? And as the umpire if I think the player is in danger i.e. lying on the ground as the ball is being played around him should I blow and stop the game. The proviso being that he has made a positive move i.e. dived to make a tackle and therefore put himself in danger. Second Point Third 11 game lower ability players. Opposition player is tackling form the wrong side on several occasions, coming in under the back swing, my player asks me to tell him to stop this as he is going to be hit as my player is pulling his swing to prevent hitting him. Do I have a word with the player? Do I speak to the coach captain and advise caution? Or do I let him get hit and have him learn his lesson the hard way?