Rules Publications are released by the WFTDA Rules Committee periodically throughout the year, providing official guidance for interpretation of the rules.
July 21, 2015
5.6.2 states that “Positional blocking with the head” is No Impact/No Penalty. This should be understood to indicate that no penalty should be given when, during the course of normal game play, a Skater’s head happens to be in an opposing Skater’s path.
February 12, 2015
5.9.21 states that a Direction of Game Play penalty shall be given for “Actively maintaining a stopped position (e.g., via braking or receiving an assist), or maintaining clockwise momentum, while impeding an opponent.”
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