August 20, 2010, Newsletter Issue #463: Principle of Verticality

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The principal of verticality means that a player is entitled to his/her space that is occupied, plus all vertical space above that player. Therefore if a defender has his/her arms straight above his/her head, and the offensive player with the ball jumps up and there is contact with the defender´s arms, it is not considered an defensive foul.

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