Leigh Gibbs believes the Northern Mystics tactic of lifting defenders is a bold innovation and will change the way coaches recruit players in the future.
The netball world was thrown into disarray on Sunday when jumping, with the aid of a lifter, was used successfully at the top level of the game.
Gibbs believes the Mystics ploy will have far reaching ramifications for the game and force coaches to select players light enough to be lifted.
"And I think that is a shame. The game could potentially become exclusively for the tall and light-weight player.
"At the moment there is room for shorter skilful players at both ends of the court.
"But if this lifting tactic is here to stay, as it appears it is, then we will have to review [the Tactix player roster]."
That could be bad news for Canterbury Tactix defenders Anna Galvan and Bessie Manu.
Gibbs confirmed neither player was built to be thrust into the air like an Anna Harrison who already has an impressive vertical leap.
"I mean we're always looking for more athletic players. That has not changed and netball is demanding more from our athletes every year. But this is a game changer and we will have to sit down at the end of the season to see how we can adjust."
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