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    Refereed a game this Sunday at U13's. Was told by one coach that fly hacking the ball in open play, (as opposed to kicking from hand), was illeagal at U13. I didn't think so at the time and awarded a try as a result of the 12 kicking the ball on the ground over the try line and touching down.

    Cant find anything about it in the U19 variations. Can anyone help

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    Default Re: Fly Hacking

    nothing wrong with the fly hack once past mini rugby, so correct decision.

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    Default Re: Fly Hacking

    Was it raining ? R in the month ? Even date number ? Did home team play in red ?

    Seriously - nothing in Law Variations U19 and lower ages down to U13 to prevent a fly hack (as long as it isn't dangerous).

    Where do they get these urban myths from ?

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    not allowed in min/midi but ok once at 13+

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    Default Re: Fly Hacking

    Perhaps he was an U12 coach last season, at which it is not allowed?
    As all have said, once past U12 your into U19 laws, where its not mentioned.

    Lots of coaches have no idea where the continuum ends and the U19 law variations take over.

    Every new season I have to spend hours in the bar with my sons coaches explaining the change in laws that moving up a year brings. Its very arduous
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    Default Re: Fly Hacking

    That nails it, Thanks Chaps

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    Interesting reading about 'fly hacking' led me on to think about the 'volley' and 'half volley' as its called in f**tb*ll -is this considered a no go area in all levels of the game from a safety angle or is it that you just don't see it due its lack of tactical value given you can't be of any immediate use if you are significantly ahead of the kicker?

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    Default Re: Fly Hacking

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Perhaps he was an U12 coach last season, at which it is not allowed?
    As all have said, once past U12 your into U19 laws, where its not mentioned.

    Lots of coaches have no idea where the continuum ends and the U19 law variations take over.

    Every new season I have to spend hours in the bar with my sons coaches explaining the change in laws that moving up a year brings. Its very arduous
    I'd love to spend hours in the bar explaining this sort of thing but few of the coaches I meet are in the least bit interested.

    They "know" the rulescos they had a chat with last year's age group coach and he had a mate who read the rulessome years ago or he had a mate who had a mate who read the rules anyway.

    Sometimes I do get asked direct questions about specific rules and I am generally able to reply with the specific Laws of the Game or Continuum or Youth Variations but as I generally have to tell them that whatever it is they want to do is illegal they tend to avoid asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonsky View Post
    Interesting reading about 'fly hacking' led me on to think about the 'volley' and 'half volley' as its called in f**tb*ll -is this considered a no go area in all levels of the game from a safety angle or is it that you just don't see it due its lack of tactical value given you can't be of any immediate use if you are significantly ahead of the kicker?
    The terms 'volley' and 'half volley' don't feature in law and I cannot think of a situation where any kick might be considered dangerous except where there is a head in close proximity to the foot.

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    Default Re: Fly Hacking

    Occasionally one sees a volley kick, can't recall a half volley, but as rugby is a ball mostly played with the ball in the hands such incidents are rare.

    If a ball is in the air to be volleyed, then it can be caught usually.

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