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U8s standing offside

Hi All, How can I get my U8s team to stay onside? Especially after they make a tag. they seem to stand in the way blocking the pass or hovering near the receiver ready to tag again.
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one way to make your players stay onside is to add a condition into the touch game that the attacking player is not allowed to pass the ball once tagged until all the defending players form a line onside, this will get your player used to getting back foot and encourage the players to get used to the rule, while making the game more free-flowing . 

Referee the game like a RL ref, facing the attacking team, and retreat behind the tackle calling out BACK TO ME. If anyone stays offside, when the ball comes out again tell them they're offside and they can't touch the ball carrier (LEAVE HIM usually works). Play advantage and manage the players' behaviour with good communication. And don't sweat it too much, they're only U8s. They'll get there.

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