A girl in our junior team always breaks tackles by swinging her elbows from side to side.
She keeps them low but the other teams don't like it.
Does anyone know if it is ok for her to do this?
Thanks for your reply. Its good to know. In junior footy with a young umpire they don't really call much. Just don't want to see any players getting hurt accidentally. CheersDepends what she contacts with her elbows. If she is hitting arms in the process it's probably ok.
If she gets anyone high definitely not obviously.
Probably something a good coach would work with on her technique as it has potential to go against her but depending on age and size it may just be a bad look breaking tackles from weaker opponents or poor tackling technique. Guarantee things would change with a couple of holding the ball, incorrect disposal calls.
If playing against her and knowing it's coming up as her as the opposition a week on the bags of solid wrap arounds or wrist grabs to try and prevent the swing. A grab and drop bringing the player down with your own weight is a great leveller for the charging bull style of play.
But to answer your question without any other context I think it's ok to do within the rules but just risky with potential to cause injury.
Thanks for your reply. Its good to know. In junior footy with a young umpire they don't really call much. Just don't want to see any players getting hurt accidentally. Cheers