RULE 7 — FOULS & PENALTIES

SECTION 1 — ILLEGAL TACTICS

Using the hands and/or arms to grasp or encircle an opponent. It is illegal at all times, except when a player tackles the ball carrier. Holding hands and locking arms during a scrimmage is prohibited.

PENALTY: L10 PLS PBH PPG

A player of the team in possession contacting an opponent from behind in a manner that interferes with the opponent’s approach to the ball carrier.

PENALTY: L10

A player using the portion of their leg below the knee to physically hinder the progress of an opponent.

PENALTY: L10, PLS, PBH or PPG

Assisting the forward progress of a ball carrier by providing impetus from behind or in front of the ball carrier.

PENALTY: L10 PLS or PBH

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