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Discussion in 'PS and Goalkeeping' started by Ballingdon, Nov 8, 2008.
Calling Keely!!! This is definately one for our star umpire!!
No need for the 'star', IMO....... as long as the umpire doesn't judge you to have 'dragged' the ball, it is perfectly legal to step 'past' the ball before pushing, flicking or scooping it goalwards.
In fact it is not at all easy to do a proper flick unless you put your left foot in front of the ball...you cannot get effective weight-transfer and it have to be all 'arms & shoulders' ....virtually impossible for anyone who is not fairly strong in the upper body.
So to make a reverse-scoop you could step past the ball with both feet and 'shovel' it at the goal!(some players even reverse the grip of their RH to facilitate this).
Just so everyone is completely clear on the rules:
So, Smithy68i is wrong and pretty much everyone else is right. You can start behind the ball, within playing distance, wait for the whistle to blow, step in front of the ball with your back to the net and shovel the ball at the GK.
Yep. This is what I do on the few occasions I get to take a PS..it's very effective and quite legal.