How to avoid running up the score:
When one team has much more experience than the other, here are some strategies to make the game feel more evenly matched:
  • encourage players to make more passes before taking a shot
  • placing girls in positions that they normally don't play
  • having players who normally don't take the draw try taking it
  • playing with the non-dominant hand
  • inviting the opposing team to have more players on the field (if they have them)
  • stop taking the draw when you are ahead by more than five goals and offer to let the other team have possession at the circle
When talking to your team about making these adjustments, please do so discreetly (during a time out or at half time) so that the opposing players are less aware that you are "playing down".