how do you teach your players to play? Do you tell them to go out and put there body into players and do you coach them to be tough and go hard into every challenge. I am new to coaching and as a player i play defense. I have always been taught to go hard and strong to the person with the ball because it is mental as much as physical. If a player knows things are going to be rough it hurts there concentration and there route of attack because there worried about being hit. Just wondering about other opinions on the subject. Also is payback a good thing to teach a team. I beleive it can bring a team together because all members of the team know they have someone watching there back. But thats just me.