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I've been through this kind of issue with other sports, and the best solution I know of is to make it clear why you're playing the game. That may sound obvious, but once you get round to asking people, you discover that they actually have significantly different motivations: Some players are there because they want to play the game at the highest level they ...


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Two sports seem relevant here: Basketball and Hockey. In basketball, you have plays drawn up, but you also have a very fluid situation where your play can quickly break down. While you wouldn't have a player eliminated, you do use a useful concept: the reset. The point guard (or other ball controlling player, if you're the Cavs or such) takes the ball to ...


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Tackling in Australian rules football sounds very similar. From the relevant Wikipedia article on Australian rules football: Opposition players may bump or tackle the player to obtain the ball and, when tackled, the player must dispose of the ball cleanly or risk being penalised for holding the ball. The ball carrier may only be tackled between the ...


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Hitting in roller derby (using the Women's Flat Track Derby Association rule set) sounds similar. You can hit people from above mid-thigh to the tops of the shoulder to their fronts or sides. You can not hit people below mid thigh or their backs (between the bra straps). If you are initiating the contact, you can not make contact with your arms, elbows, ...


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