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Delay of Game penalties will be given for actions that interfere with the standard progression of the game. If a Delay of Game penalty is warranted, the Officials should take a timeout at the end of the 30-second line-up time instead of starting a new jam. The penalty should be enforced, and a new line-up period begun as soon as possible.
Examples of Legal Action
5.15.1 - A Captain or Designated Alternate calling a timeout or Official Review when they are allowed to.
5.15.2 - A Captain talking to the Head Referee, who then independently decides to call an Official Timeout.
No Impact/No Penalty
5.15.4 - Failure to be on the track for the next jam at jam start when currently in the Penalty Box queue. One penalty will be assessed to each offending skater.
5.15.5 - Failure to field any Blockers for a jam, preventing a jam from beginning. Penalty will be assessed to the Captain (see Section 22.214.171.124.2 for refusal to field skaters).
5.15.6 - Failure to field any Blockers between the Pivot and Jammer Lines, preventing a pack from forming between the Pivot and Jammer Lines at the first legal opportunity. Penalty will be assessed to the Captain. If both teams fail to field any Blockers in this way, one penalty will be issued to each Captain.
5.15.7 - With one Jammer serving a penalty in the Penalty Box, a failure to field a Jammer for the next jam by the opposing team, preventing a jam from beginning. Penalty will be assessed to the Captain.
5.15.8 - Both teams failing to field a Jammer, preventing a jam from beginning. One penalty will be issued to each Captain.
5.15.9 - A team successfully requesting a team timeout when they have none remaining. Penalty will be assessed to the Captain.
5.15.10 - A skater, having previously had the jam called off for injury, being on the track at the jam start before the allotted three jams required for the skater to sit out have elapsed (see Section 9.3.1. The penalty should be issued to the Captain. If the referee believes the injury presents a serious and immediate threat to the skater or others, the referee should immediately send the skater back to their bench rather than waiting until the end of the line-up time.
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