A player attempting to intercept or defend the ball must be at least 3ft (0.9m) away from the landing foot of the player with the ball. The defender may jump to intercept or defend the ball from this 0.9m (3ft) feet distance, but they must ensure that they don’t shorten that distance, either by jumping and landing within 3ft and then continuing to defend the ball, or by moving their foot within 3ft of the opposing player, whilst continuing to defend the ball.

Should a player be obstructed as described above, a penalty pass will be awarded against the offending player.