Friday, December 16, 2011

‎3.4.2 In order to gain Lead Jammer status on her initial pass through the pack, a Jammer must pass the foremost in-play Blocker legally and in bounds, having already passed all other Blockers legally and in bounds.

Another Lead Jammer rule today. I find this to be one of the more redundant rules in the WFTDA rule book. After all, 3.4.1 says pretty much the exact same thing as 3.4.2. About the only difference between the two rules is that 3.4.1 is worded more how a Jammer becomes Lead, while 3.4.2 is worded more what a Jammer must do to become Lead. Regardless, they both have the same requirement, which is to be the first Jammer to pass the foremost in-play Blocker (any Blocker, as it doesn't differentiate between teammate and opponent) legally and in bounds (the Jammer need be in bounds, not the Blocker), having passed all other Blockers legally and in bounds.

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