• April 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm #356
    Greer Hunt


    I’m looking to determine if Picks can be called by anyone on the field (offense or defense) or just by the defense?

    By the looks of it, USAU rules (X.V.I. – I.2.)states that any obstructed player can call a pick.

    However, looking at the WFDF Rules – Interpretations 18.10 states that a pick cannot be called by the offense.

    Is that correct or am I misinterpreting these rules?

    April 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm #357
    John McNaughton

    I can’t comment on USAU, but your interpretation is correct for WFDF.

    The relevant rule is 18.3.1:
    “If a defensive player is guarding an offensive player and they are prevented from moving towards/with that player by another player, that defensive player may call “Pick”.”

    April 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm #358
    Greer Hunt

    Cool thats what I thought. Therefore, If an offensive player did call a pick, what would be the result?

    Some options I think it would be:

    1. If disc was not thrown, stoppage of play, stall count +1 / max 9?
    2. If disc was thrown and not completed, turnover, restart with a check.
    3. If disc was thrown and completed, stoppage of play, return disc to thrower and stall count +1 / max 9.
    4. Others??

    Also, I guess players would not be able to “catch-up” so if offense did call a pick, players would just restart where the pick was called or would there even be a stoppage of play?


    I’m going to try and figure out the USAU ruling and will post the results.


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