Hockey has done a great job of moving on from its old-fashioned 20th century rules.
What was deemed “dangerous” — the ball being raised above the knee no matter what — has been put by the wayside. A ball that has been raised above knee height is not “dangerous” unless it strikes a player above the knee or players must move so not to be struck by the ball.
Dangerous must genuinely be “dangerous” is now consistently interpreted.
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Peter D’Cruz is the founder of the Hockey Curriculum for Players & Coaches