The push is an accurate and deceptive method distances, and is a good option when releasing the ball under pressure. During the execution of the push the stick stays in contact with the ball giving the player greater control of the ball and less chance of being dispossessed. The push can be performed with deception. For example it is possible to change the direction of the pass mid-stroke.
Traditionally, players have been encouraged to step forward and push off their left foot for the push but it is recommended that players learn to push off both feet.