Never fear, those crowd-pleasing hard hits are perfectly legal under WFTDA rules!
If you see a skater heading to the penalty box after laying out her opponent, that means she committed a foul while executing the block. The legal contact zone for blocks is between the shoulders and the mid-thigh. While it is legal for a skater to initiate a block with her back or booty, it is illegal to hit an opposing skater in the back. For more information, please check out the full WFTDA rules.
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