Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
What about free shots?
I was thinking about reffing today, and it seems like refs are reluctant to hand out penalties. Being shorthanded in a 3v3 game is pretty devastating, so I can see why they are hesitant. I like the idea of conceding possession, and I would love to see penalty shots become a thing... but what about awarding direct or indirect shots like soccer? It's not nearly as punishing as sending a player to the box, and it is more beneficial to the attacking team than just getting possession and halfcourt. Would refs be more likely to make calls? Would players like gaining possession at the spot of the foul and being able to quickly set up an attack?
Just looking for opinions here, so spare the hate.