Brisbane Lions captain Tom Rockliff says youngster Rhys Mathieson needs to change his technique to avoid drawing high tackles.
Despite only playing two senior games, Mathieson has been one of the players targeted by critics amid a raging debate about footballers 'ducking' into tackles.
Rockliff said he didn't want to see a proliferation of players seeking to win high free kicks become a blight on the game.
"It's obviously a technique thing that we've got to work on with Rhys," Rockliff told 3AW.
"We don’t want that across the board as players, I think it makes it really hard to tackle and so on.
"Rhys has got to continue to improve his game, not only in that area, but I'm sure he's continuing to work at that.
"Rhys has still got to attack the ball the way he does and make sure he's helping the team and the way we want to move the footy,
"He's clean at ground level and it's a real asset of his. The quicker he can release that ball, it sets up our ball movement really well."