I don't know what it is but VFTD has recently received a spate (which is more than a few and less than a bunch) of requests from teams looking for help literally from around the globe. (Normally it's the off season that sees the most requests coming in.) Typically I respond to each request by recommending they do an archive search (as there are a dozen or more practical posts of drills, practice routines, etc.) and if they still have a question to send me something specific. Lately, many of the questions have been about the fundamentals of the game, basic tactics and so on that here at VFTD I normally simply assume is shared knowledge possessed by both the serious competitor and the competitive up-and-comer. Which apparently isn't always so. And I was reminded of a recent conversation where it was agreed that the way the game is presently played it was possible to play the game without learning much of what used to be basic knowledge--even though it all still applies, even if in slightly different capacities.
Anyway, to make a long story longer I bring all this up for a couple of reasons. I'm going to put up a 'Help' page with all the archive links and content descriptions in place and am asking that anyone looking for some help go there first. (Nor do I want to hear about it if it takes a while, 'cus it will.) In addition I'm considering doing a few posts on fundamentals and rudimentary tactics since it seems to be a growing area of interest and need and am looking for some feedback from you people. What do you think? Good idea or waste of time? Finally if there are any other aspects or elements of the game that you would like to see covered post them up in comments or drop me a line.
And of course I am always available for private parties if the price is right--weekends booked in advance.