Wednesday, March 30, 2011
6.2.3 Any block with initial contact landing above the shoulders.
This is a High Block/Blocking to the Head major penalty. There is minor or no impact/no penalty options for a High Block. Blocking above the shoulders is very dangerous and will always result in at very least a major penalty. Notice, though, that the wording says “initial contact” meaning that if a block begins below the shoulders, and contact is made above the shoulders, but it is not initial contact, then it is not a High Block major penalty.