Reply To: Ground check after moving to establish the pivot

May 29, 2024 at 8:06 pm #5639

Saw this recently in another ultimate league that has the “no ground touch required” rule in going from “live” to “in play” state: A player (new thrower) picks up a disc in defending endzone after a turnover and runs it to the goal line in a full sprint. The instant the thrower’s foot hits the goal line the disc was thrown. The thrower made absolutely no attempt to slow down and only made a slight course change to avoid running over a legally positioned marker. This is legal; no call. Honestly, I am still trying to decide how I feel about this. Maybe it is just fine and keeping the game more fast-paced. Can’t pin point it, exactly, but something doesn’t feel 100% right about it. As a marker, it almost seems like I would need to guard a thrower while running to put on an effective defense.