Touching the ball with any part of the body or clothing while it is over the table and before it has bounced in the proper court. The offender loses the point.
Deliberate attempt to block a player's movement instead of playing the ball.
is the act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball or not in the act of fielding the ball, impedes the progress of any runner. A fake tag is considered obstruction. (NOTE: If a fielder is about to receive a thrown ball and if the ball is in flight directly toward and near enough to the fielder so he/she must occupy his/her position to receive the ball, the fielder may be considered "in the act of fielding a ball." It is entirely up to the judgment of the umpire as to whether a fielder is in the act of fielding a ball. After a fielder has made an attempt to field a ball and missed, the fielder can no longer be in the "act of fielding" a ball. Example: If an infielder dives at a ground ball and the ball passes the fielder, and he/she continues to lie on the ground and delays the progress of the runner, the fielder has very likely obstructed the runner.)
Getting in the way of an opponent who's chasing the ball. Also called blocking. Results in the awarding of a penalty to the opposition.
An infraction for shielding the ball from an opponent with a player's body or stick. All players must have an equal chance to gain control of the ball as it is dribbled or passed down the field.
Deliberately impeding the progress of an opponent instead of playing the ball. The penalty is an indirect free kick.
Field hockey players may not use their sticks or bodies to prevent other players from hitting the ball. Doing so is obstruction. It's also obstruction if the goalkeeper lies on the ball. See also third-party obstruction.
Interception of the ball over or moving towards the playing surface before it has bounced on the correct court.
The offence of using the body or stick to shield or hinder another player from hitting the ball, or of physically interfering with an opposing player.
Preventing an opponent from reaching a ball while not being within playing distance of the ball. Compare with shielding.
when a player deliberately stops an opponent from playing the ball by putting their body in the way
This is a foul that is called on a player who does not have the ball and uses his body to block a player on the other team. An indirect kick is awarded to the other team. Also referred to as Impeeding the opponent.
Also called blocking. Where a player gets in the way of an opponent who is chasing after the ball. This results in a penalty.
The act of impeding a runner by a fielder that is not in possession of the ball.
Causing obstruction, which is blocking an opponent with the body, is penalized by awarding an indirect free kick to the opposition.
Blocking an opponent with the body without maintaining possession of the ball within playing distance. It results in an indirect free kick for the attacking team.
When an opposition player blocks any movements that interferes with a pass or shoot. A penalty pass or shoot is awarded to the obstructed team.
when a defensive player, instead of going after the ball, uses his body to prevent an offensive player from playing it.
When the batsman wilfully blocks or distracts a fielder to prevent a catch being made or a run-out being effected
An object that prevents something from working correctly.
A foul caused by preventing an opponent from playing the ball by blocking their path to the ball. This results in an indirect free kick.
A defending player using the body to prevent an offensive player from playing the ball.
When a defensive player uses his or her body to prevent an offensive player from playing the ball. The result is an indirect free kick by the offensive team.
"Impeding a player's progress." Playing the player, not the ball. A player uses his body as an impediment or an obstruction merely to prevent a play on the ball. Law 12
In baseball, when a fielder illegally hinders a baserunner, the fielder is guilty of obstruction.