Thursday, March 6, 2014

6.1.2 Penalties expire after 30 seconds served in the Penalty Box. Each penalty is timed separately and individually.

Today’s rule is from the Penalties section. This is a new rule in the most recent version of the rules. This is a rule that a lot of people have been waiting for. Penalties are now only 30 seconds, which is half the length they’ve been since the first version of the WFTDA rules. Everything else regarding times of penalties has remained the same. Skaters are still instructed to stand with 10 seconds left in their penalty, a standing skater will still mean their seat is open, for a third blocker to sit in, jammers still trade places in the penalty box, etc. The only difference is that a single penalty is 30 seconds long.